Tuesday, May 15, 2007

OK – a five minute post and I’m off to quilting…. If I want a detour in my life, all I have to do is make plans to quilt and Wham!!! There will be an obstacle guaranteed…I worked yesterday and ran through the checklist of evening chores, took a bath and … got called back in to work. A plane’s nose wheel went flat upon landing, No one was hurt but we had to get parts in line so the plane could run tomorrow. By the time I got home again, it was time to start winding down.

I had a great Mother’s day. I got a necklace from Don/Ransom, rubber stamps from Chelsey, and a book from Eric. I loved all of them. It’s interesting how the gifts reflect my time with them. Eric and I loved to get at opposite ends on the couch and read—we always say we’re bonding. Or we love to go to Barnes and Noble. We’re even sharing a discount card together. It’s “our” thing. Chelsey and I make cards and “play with scissors “ together, so the stamps make sense.

Yesterday I opened up the mail box and got fabric from a friend.
I loved it. I think I held onto it all evening. I plan on using it in my “Journey of a Quilter” piece I’m working on. It seems fitting as I met her in my journey of quilting. I brought it to work to show my friend at work. An interesting thing happened. Chelsey stopped by for lunch. We’re sitting there talking and she says something:

“Mom – you’re such a dork…I’ve never seen you pick out fabric with words on it before. If I walked into a quilt store, I’d never pick this piece for you… you just like it because a quilter sent it to you….” I thought about it---

But I’m crazy about the piece—
Because I love the color… I love the words written on it…. and because a quilter sent it to me…..

Until tomorrow-----

11 comments:

Carol said...

Aren't our kids wonderful :)

Wendy said...

You do love the fabric because the timing is perfect for adding to your "journal" quilt.

anne bebbington said...

Don't kids just 'say it like it is!' - but having something as s present always makes something more special and I love the sentiments on the fabric

atet said...

*Smile* Thanks for that!

Rose said...

Hope u got heaps done!!! I can see why u love this fabric and what makes it so special is the freindship and the sentiment....love it!!!!

TJ said...

Glad you a had a nice Mothers Day...sounds like your family knows you well....I like that piece of fabric too...it will be perfect in your quilt...Thanks for sharing..Toni

EileenKNY said...

Hi Mel,
So happy you had a nice Mothers' day. Your family sounds wonderful and thoughtful.
That blue fabric looks so soft and inviting-is it?
What is a "Journey of a Quilter" quilt?

Carole said...

Glad to read that you had a wonderful mother's day. Oh, any gift from another quilter is ohhh so sweet! I recently rec'd something and it is so beautiful. I will blog about it. Keep well and happy quilting!

Libby said...

That fabric is just right - and it looks just like something you would love. Silly girl - maybe she just wants it for herself *s*

Dawn said...

What a wonderful mother's day memory your gifts are! And fun fabric! Isn't that true that depending on who gave it to you, you like/dislike fabric!

Jeanne said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day.