I had a totally AWESOME package crammed into my mailbox on Friday.
maybe I need to look into getting a bigger box....
Anyway, I got a wonderful surprise from AUSTRALIA! Yup. Wow!
Someone halfway around the world cared enough to add a bit of happiness to my weekend.
Really, it did make it all better.
Wanna see what was in it?
Transportation Fabrics! Linen Transportation Fabrics!
These are totally great. Especially since they aren't boyish.
They're pretty gender neutral, which is great because girls like helicopters too.
I also played a bit with that panel the original Fabric Fairy sent my way. I even convinced Mr Chaos that I couldn't finish the project without a yard of fabric from the expensive fabric store. It was on sale, but yipes! $7.50 a yard still hurts a bit. Can't imagine buying enough for a whole project in there!
I finished it, but have yet to take a picture.
The kids have had a blast singing the song every time they see it.
Last night my sister and a friend came over after the kids were in bed and we
watched listened to White Christmas while I taught my sister how to make quilted stockings for her family.
She, who has never touched a sewing machine and only uses a needle and thread to sew up ripped bears and lovies, wants to make stockings.
5 of them.
We got everything cut out last night, no actual sewing. She was so funny.
"this is way more involved than I thought it would be, I mean, 4 layers!"
(front, back, and two lining pieces..we haven't added any batting yet!)
hopefully I'll remember to take pictures next time we work on finishing them.
and I need to take a picture of the sample I whipped up to make sure my process was good before teaching someone else. It turned out super cute.
Craziness on top of chaos.