Just before lunch a horn honked signaling us that their was an oversized package waiting for us. Nope, not the fabric I was expecting from Hancock's of Paducah to finish up the t-shirt quilt. DJ said it looked like Christmas when I came in. Poor guy only got a mailing from our Ford dealership but I had a haul.
A mailing from Norma with a pattern mailer from "Quick Quilts" I had not seen---more ideas of what to do with plaids and homespuns among other things! Thanks, Norma.
Two priority boxes from Finn--stuffed to the gills. Three quilt tops, cut squares, blocks needing a new home, a book for me to sell for fund raising, more blocks that just need a few more blocks made. And if that were not enough, this one here was loaded with fabric that can be cut into squares or strips. I want to make another bowtie top or two and my cut squares are not necessarily appropriate for guys at this point. Thanks Finn and pal Betsy!
Now here is the surprise package. Nadine had posted that she was looking for a particular copy of APQ. I had it on the shelf and told her I would be happy to send it to her just for the mailing costs in return. Look what she sent me as a "thank you"! What a cute cat wallhanging that reminds me of yin and yang. Does she know the key to my heart or what?? That cute little kitty card came with it--that is almost like a present in itself and I am sticking that right up on my bulletin board in a minute. Can you tell that it is like dimensional--that cat in raised relief over the cathedral window background?? Thanks to Nadine as well! I would say that I got the better end of this swap.
The quilt behind is the nine patch blocks of Finn's that I put on point yesterday afternoon and evening. It is a bit small so I wish I had made another block to add one more row of blocks. I certainly could have done so. I have a bright green that I will use for an inner border and binding and will use that yellow daisy strip for the outer border. Two for one picture, LOL. I'll finish this up after supper tonight.
My digital picture prints came as well. I get two copies--one for whoever made the quilt and one for the photo albums that we keep. We had those dug out at the sew in the other day to show examples of what a "Leap Frog" pattern looks like---nope, no frogs but that's what the designer used for hers. (Like my Kitty quilt with the woven bands of color from earlier in the month or last month.)
Oh, and I got an unexpected phone call from Pam yesterday. Color me happy and grateful for my friends both near and far! I can't wait for her to be able to show you all her first EQ designed quilt and the quilt she made from that design. It is way cool!
This was errand day. The sun is out but the wind is pretty brisk and just barely hit 50 by 2:30. DJ and I waited to walk but that first lap was not very pleasant---reversing directions helped a bit. It would have been way to easy to blow it off but tomorrow is expected to be worse. Almost November so we can expect that. More changes in leaf color are seen and when I travel to TN Friday through Sunday, I can anticipate admiring that. Best hit the kitchen--tacos tonight so some chopping and dicing are ahead in preparation with the leftovers slated for other dishes this week.