Here is a picture of the aftermath. At least the box made for some laughs. I know. These things happen to all of us. It is just part of life. Poor Mr. Hive, it completely dominated his entire Saturday. Now on to more pleasant subjects.
I ordered some Halloween Fabric from Quilt Taffy for the Spooky Exchange that Jane is hosting. This Sheri Berry fabric above is so so cute. I think she's my new favorite fabric designer. Have you seen her Christmas line? It really is perfect. The bells/balls are so darling. Well, both Sheri Berry's Christmas and Halloween lines are must haves. (Like I need more Christmas quilts!)
I finished making my 12 9-patch blocks for the Spooky exchange. So they are all done. Check. So yes, the weekend wasn't a total loss, at least not for me.
We have a free choice block for the exchange so I enlarged and modified my cottage pattern to fit the required block size and starting making those. I only got one done. But I did have fun making it and I look forward to the other 11. Soon.
And a couple very sweet bright spots on my weekend were surprises. I was completely baffled when I got a box that said it was from Jackie on the return address. Inside was a sweet birthday treat from Jackie! So incredibly thoughtful and unexpected. Jackie's husband is from the town right next to where I grew up in Pennsylvania. It is fun to know someone from "home". Thank you Jackie! It is such a coincidence because just the night before these delicious Tastykakes arrived I had downloaded Jackie's podcasts on quilting and listened to them. I found several things I could improve on and really enjoyed hearing Jackie's path to quilting. I look forward to lots more podcasts, Jackie. Quilters are so generous with their experience.
My daughter Whitney came for dinner Sunday. She brought a birthday bag for me. It is so fun spacing out the "love". Whitney knows I adore everything at Anthropoligie and they picked out some perfect presents for me, not to mention the cute/hilarious card. I love the repro vintage juicer. Pink glass, so pretty. Anthropologie has the best fabrics for home dec items. Isn't this "N" in great orange retro fabric sweet. And little hive coasters. They make me want to design a quilt after them. Wouldn't that make a great quilt block? Appliqued branches and a beehive - I'm adding it to my gargantuan list of quilts to make. Thanks Whitney. Oh, and Whitney is 21 weeks and starting to really look pregnant. Exciting.