Thursday, April 01, 2010

My Luck is Changing...

My Grandmother all told me, “If you need to change your luck playing cards… stand up and walk around your chair. Then sit back down. Your luck is about to change…”


I don’t know that the chair strategy necessarily works, but things have been pretty good lately. I won Bonnie’s drawing for treats right around my birthday. There are great fabrics for surprises for my daughter. She omitted the pattern book and emailed apologizing.
I was so thrilled with the bag, pen, and fabrics I hadn’t noticed, so getting mail this week made the gift last that much longer.

Saturday I received this pattern set from Melissa who was doing her spring cleaning getting ready for a move. I spent the afternoon on Saturday with my coffee studying each pattern like they were novels. I have some of them—I guess we like the same things—so in keeping in the spirit of giving. My favorite is on top. I’m going through my cabinet and will set up some to pass on next week.

I drove downstate to Eric’s ‘White Coat’ ceremony for Pharmacy school last weekend. Chelsey is moving into her own apartment—no roommates. She came and got her brass bed out of her room. It kind of left me with a lump in my throat. I guess I always knew the kids would move out. They have sort of moved out already. But it was one of those defining moments when you say---‘This is it’….

We’ve had a couple of hammock days (judging by the photos). Temps reached 75 degrees today. Robins are everywhere.

Thanks again Bonnie and Melissa… your friendship is pretty important.

I’ve been quilting up a storm for Chelsey’s apartment. I used a gift certificate to get a Blush Jelly Roll. Here’s the pattern to use it on. Photos coming soon.

Gratitudes:

Bonnie

Melissa

That Hammock on the Covered Porch

11 comments:

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh congrats to Eric! Jenna had hers last fall, it was kind of fun!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I saw you won the pattern's at Melissa's, and I was so excited for you. She does some really cute things.

It is sad when the kiddos move out, but we really enjoy the quiet evenings together; I hope you will as well. Don't worry - they'll be back :D

Carol said...

I'm so happy for you Mel...you sound GREAT! Happy Easter Weekend!

Greenmare said...

oh how pretty!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the jelly roll. I'll chat with you soon!!!

Linda said...

Such lovely mail Melanie, and they couldn't have gone to a nicer lady. Enjoy all those patterns. Congrats to Eric. Hard when the kids leave the nest, prayers for your comfort.

Quilt Hollow said...

Gosh you need to get you a lottery ticket quick...how exciting for you! Enjoy your Easter!!

Muddling Through said...

Congratulations on your lovely wins! Always a happy-maker. And isn't it good that even though your kids are growing up and going they still love and value you. Must have done something right!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

You are oh so welcome..just wish it could have been a half of a winning lotto ticket (wink)
melissa

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Valerie said...

How fun! Yes, you have good luck! I am going to catch up on some of your past posts. Thanks for the sweet email. It meant the world to me.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Very nice gifts! And I love the pattern you chose for your jelly roll.

Hope you adjust to the "empty nest." Who knows -- you might come to enjoy it a little.