These last days I have received some quilt goodies in the mailbox. Want to see.................????First I got an envelope from Lappemor and Hanne. A beautiful pattern which have been on my wishlist some time. And a T-shirt with Lappemors logo on. I will wear it for sure. Love her logo. I guess Hanne fixed this when she visited this shop on her summer holiday. Thank you both for a lovely surprise. I did not get the oportunity to visit Anne Heidi's shop when I passed through Tynset, but I promise I will soon.
Same day I also got a big envelope from Nadine in Belgium. She wanted me to rest my arm and therefore she sendt me this lovely book "A patchwork collection of inspirational Stories, Quilts are forever" by Kathy Lanmancusa. Do you know this book? It is so wonderful. It is full of wonderful quilting stories. As Kathy writes on the back of the book; these stories deliver the spirit of quilting, friendship and love with every word. I enjoy reading these stories and recomend it to you. Thank you for all these goodies Nadine :)
These stories makes me think. In old times women had their quilting bees where they met around the quilt, telling stories, quilted and had fun. Now in modern time we meet in blogland, sharing ideas and photos of our hobby. Making good friends all over the world. Perhaps this is the modern way of having a quilting bee.
Nadine; I've found my DJ blocks. 46 finished and 15 border blocks. I know I'll never finish them, sooooooo............... LOL
And today the fabric I have ordered from Northern Quilts arrived. Look how pretty they are. I have this pattern that I want to make, but none of my fabrics was what I wanted. How odd...... LOL Anyone else out there having the same problem?????
I always want to reduce my stash, but this time I really did not have what I wanted in my stash.................LOL
I have something to admit.................................yesterday I had to find my stitchery and do some stitches. I used a very short thread as my physiotherapist told me to do. I manage to sew slow, very slooooooow and rested while changing to a new thread. It felt sooooooo good.
This evening I will trace some new stitcheries to bring with me to the cabin this weekend. I do not know if I'm able to sew anything, but I have to bring it with in case I can.
Because tomorrow am I having my shoulder surgery. I starting to feel a bit restless and I'm having butterflies in my stomach. But I'm perhaps so stupied that I'm not afraid.....yet. After having so much pain these last months I am looking forward to get my shoulder fixed. And then sewing sewing sewing ...............LOL
It's day surgery and I will come home in the afternoon. A friend will stay over here with me so I will not be alone the first evening/night after surgery. If I'm not able to blog tomorrow or the day after, and you want to know how I'm feeling, Laila at Jacobs Quilt have promised to give a report to you. And on thursday evening or friday morning I'm going to the cabin with eight other quilting girls. Better to be together with them and be spoiled than staying home alone :)
Oh yes.....I got my Secret Santa friends name today. I know exactly what to make for her. And Donna................ I promise to be a good girl and not tell anything to xxxxxxxx.
Saying for today:
Never let a sewing machine know you're in a hurry