Friday, December 5, 2014
A Day In December
My birthday is in December, it also means that every 4 years I need to make the pilgrimage to the Department Of Motor Vehicles, also known as the DMV. It is never a fun place, ever. Everyone that works there seems to hate their job and people coming in never know what they are supposed to do, where they are supposed to sit and it takes forever for your number to come up. Let's just say I had a ton of things to do and was not looking forward to spending the day there. My number was 172, the number on the wall was 140.....and I forgot my book. Thank goodness for an Iphone!
Imagine my happiness as I opened the mailbox and saw there was a great big package in there addressed to me! I signed up for a the Little Quilts Swap a few months ago and could barely contain myself to get in the house before I ripped it open.
Kim from Kentucky made this adorable quilt and hand quilted it too! I didn't know she was stalking me because your partner is a secret but this was the one I picked out that I liked the best. I was so surprised to see all the goodies tucked in with the quilt.Three fabrics, a small little seam ripper that I will be putting in my Sew Together bag, 4 candy bars.... I immediately ate one as I perused my loot,
a spool of variegated blue thread, a Creative Grid ruler in a size I don't have and if you look at the top right of the picture those little hooks that you slip a bobbin on and then put it into the spool to keep your colors together.
Look how wonderful the hand embroidery looks, I could never get mine that perfect. You can also see the hand quilting up close.
It instantly put me into a good mood and made me forget all about the DMV. Kim thank you so much, now I have to look for the perfect spot to hang my little quilt!