Monday, April 14, 2008

great pick-me-up for a bad day.

so i've got the flu, or something. sore throat, headaches/body aches, earache. whatever. also dealing with some pregnancy worries. it has not been a good two days.

then I got this box (of things that would not fit in my suitcase) in the mail from my Mom:

at our quilting retreat, we had a "fat quarter quandry" - which was where we use a theme, and buy 4 fat quarters to go with that theme, and then package it up all cute (i did "ice cream" and used a baskin robbins bag). The above picture was the package I got. the clue on the outside read, "boy is it windy out here, even my dog thinks so!"

i was all, "sunday drive and picnic?" then I saw this little guy inside:

It's TOTO! I yelled. and then out came these beauties!!!

oh yes, I was so excited. not that i'm in to the Wizard of Oz much (although Wicked was to DIE for), but the fabrics are fantastic and I'm excited to make something fully cute out of it.

here are some more prizey goodies I got:
and then, to fill the box up she added some of her own fabrics - these beautiful blue and burnt-orange african prints:

and the fabric i bought for my quilt that i ended up not using, that will be perfect for the backing, as it turns out:
I forgot to take a picture of the frog! Mom also sent the boys this frog, about the size and shape of a dodgeball, and very very soft, with thin hangy arms and legs. It's a puppet, and when you make its mouth move, it ribbits to the tune of several different nursery songs.

everyone loves it, obnoxious as it is. even craig.

But that is not ALL, oh no, that is not all! (name that book) (maybe i'll send you a prize) (maybe)

I got TWO boxes today!
the other one was from amazon. ahhh, sweet complete happiness.
nothing like books and fabric to pick a girl up off the cold hard floor.

4 comments:

Erin said...

Geeze-o! First thing, is everything ok baby-wise? Second, what an awesome day of packages... I love fun mail.

Kathy said...

CAT IN THE HAT!! :)
Sorry you are not feeling well, but enjoy the fun packages from your mom.

Gurgy said...

Hope everything is ok sweetie, and I am sorry your not feeling well. I love surprise packages in the mail and I adore those fabrics!!! I may have to visit your moms shop if I can ever get there. She have a website yet so I can order fabric online??

Auntie

Penelope Crackers said...

I love that wizard of oz fabric- but of course you know I do! :) I love that little tea pot too. It's adorable. I can't wait to see all the things you make. I'm so glad you keep a blog. I hope you are feeling better today. I'll call you tomorrow and see how the ultrasound went. I hope you are relaxing 100% of the day and reading those books. YOu better take it easy Mr.