Friday, February 4, 2011

Priority Mail!

Look what came by priority mail to my house, yesterday!
 Jocelyn @ Happy Cottage Quilter sent these gorgeous homespun fabrics (and a flannel green check) to me.  She had a giveaway, and I was a WINNER!!!  I love homespuns.  They will be perfect for my Little Men, and for my girl grands, too.  I am so happy to be a winner.  Jocelyn has the best blog.  She is one very generous lady.  I couldn't believe how quickly she got these in the mail!  She is definitely on the ball!  She's an inspiration!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  When I use these fabrics, I will definitely post about what I make!
 You may remember that I made this Christening gown for this beautiful darling.  Her mom sent these photos through the mail.  I already posted some of these from an email she sent, but these can be put in my portfolio, or in my purse to show off to people on the street (ha), or just to hold in my hand so I can pretend that I am holding this doll.  I have never met her in person, but I hope to some day soon.
 I also received this Valentine in the mail this week.  This cutie pie is my dear friend's granddaughter.  I taught with this friend for years.  Bless her heart, she's still teaching!  Let me tell you, I got out at just the right time.  From all I'm hearing, it has just gotten tougher and tougher on our educators with each year.  If you haven't thanked your children's teachers lately, go do it right now!!!!
I made some purchases yesterday that I am SUPER EXCITED about.  I will post about them soon.

I visited my brother yesterday, too.  His spirits are much better than mine would be in his situation!  I don't know how he can stay so positive after all he's been through and knowing what he still faces!

We are taking my father-in-law to visit his sisters in Atlanta, soon, to celebrate his 82nd birthday.  He's an amazing man!  He gets up early every morning to have his coffee and read the paper.  He does research (for personal educating) on the computer most days.  He takes his boxer, Honey, on a ride in the car most days, too.  Honey is getting way on up there in age and has arthritis so bad that she can barely walk some days.  My father-in-law has been researching about dog foods so that he can find the perfect diet for her.  My father-in-law cooks his own meals (and sometimes for us) everyday.  He keeps up with every college basketball and football teams and all their games.  He is especially interested in the SEC's teams, with the Univ. of TN being his favorite, of course.

3 comments:

ShirleyC said...

I saw where you won those fabrics. I'm glad it was you since it couldn't be me! LOL
Your FIL sounds pretty amazing. I hope your brother continues to do well.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So glad the package arrived safely :-) With all the fierce weather, you just never know. I hope you and your little people will enjoy the fabric!

MushyWear said...

I hope to be active like your father-in-law when I am in my eighties! I can't imagine what the schools must be like. I am so blessed I have the opportunity to homeschool. And you are blessed with all those cute little ones in your life! Good to hear your brother is staying positive! Have a wonderful weekend!

Favorite Posts

big list of sewing blogs

Big list of Sewing blogs - I'm in, are you?
I'm listed in the big list of sewing blogs Sponsors Advertise on sewing-blogs.com
Julias Sew Sweet
How to Sew
Place your vote for Julias Sew Sweet and find more How to Sew at Seamingly.com.

Attitude of Gratitude Award