I'm frustrated because....
Last night, I spent an hour writing this post. I had all the photos and links in. I pressed "Schedule to Publish," and lost the entire post. I was so mad! It's hard to get motivated to rewrite an entire post, you kow? Okay, here goes. Do overs. (I'll try to remember to Save more often this time.)
I'm gifted because....
I am so blessed and grateful to have wonderful friends and family in my life to gift to me now and then. I have the most wonderful SIL (SisLH) who lives near Nancy's Notions in Wisconsin. She goes there often and sends me little gifties. I often don't blog them, because I use them right away. (Or sometimes Sweet Pea absconds with them.) I'll have to show you what she sends sometimes. She's awfully good to me. I am excited because next weekend, we are going to Nancy Zieman's big Sewing Weekend at Nancy's Notions. There are all kinds of classes going on....oh, and shopping! Mostly, I'm looking forward to hanging out with SisLH a little bit. Should be fun.
The other day, I received a box in the mail. In it, were my bee blocks from Shelly from Prairie Moon Quilts (more on those later). Also in the box was this little quilt.
She said that her modern guild issued a challenge for the members to make something with a heart on it and gift it to a friend they cared about and needed. Shelly made this and decided I was her friend who needed. it. Wow! First, I was honored that she considered me such a deserving friend. Second, I did kinda need it, what with all my stress lately! Thank you so much, Shelly! It's just gorgeous!
And then there are three quotes printed on paper, framed out beautifully, and tied to the quilt. They are all wonderful, but the last one is my favorite. I love this quilt. It will hang in my sewing room. Shelly, you brought tears to my eyes with this. I don't know how to thank you.
Then, at Easter, my mom gifted me this figurine. It's a Jim Shore figurine of a cat. You might recall I have a nativity scene that is from Jim Shore, which I blogged previously. I've often thought I'd like to collect his figurines. I guess Mom agreed that I should and started it for me. She said she felt a little bad about PJ and the kittens dying. So, she got me this. I adore it. Thank you so much, Mom!!!
I thought maybe he should live here by my African violet. Sorry the photo isn't so great. I have done some editing to it (e.g., to crop out that plastic bag that peeking in the corner--grrr), but cannot get it to save when I upload it. I'm about ready to throw this computer out the window. Plus, it's operating really slow. Anyway, I love this cat. He kind of reminds me of the Cheshire cat. Doesn't he?
Well, better run. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Until next time,