Our doorbell has been out of order for months and months. I've missed deliveries and who knows what (probably Girl Scout cookies!) because the bell has been out of order. I've been waiting for Mr. Honeydo to repair the wiring so it will ring again - it's been on his list for a while. Imagine my surprise when it the bell ding donged today. Lucy raced me to the door and there we found our happy mail carrier with a package in her arms. Nothing fun, just stuff Tom ordered. Darn. But she told me to wait right there cause she had more packages and they are for you, she said as she exclaimed that this must be my lucky day. I think she's starting to recognize return address labels on my mail...ahem.
Here is what I found in one package. Nice, huh? :-D My friend Carol keeps close tabs on birthdays and not a one gets by that girl! . When she asked about mine I was a bit vague, gave her the month, but she figured it out anyway and sent gifts. She sent me one of her friendship bags. See her special label sewn inside there?I found Kansas Troubles Butterfly Garden charms - LUV KT! There's the Schnibbles Scratch pattern - cute as usual, but look what Carol had made up especially for me. When she ordered her custom labels she had them make Stillmeadow Quilting labels for me. She thought I might like them. Like them? I love them!! How fun to have custom signature labels for my quilts! I am so impressed that Carol thought to do this for me. It's just her way to think ahead to do special things for her friends. She also posts pictures of gifts on her blog, this bag was right there under my nose and I had no idea, lol. She sews for so many, how could I guess? Although now when I see something I really love posted around my birthday time I may be suspicious.
To make things even more interesting a package from Quilt Hollow arrived today as well. BTW I am wondering if Carol and Mary are in on this birthday thing! Mary has special connections to find out certain things, too. Hmm... Mary sent me a package of the Moda scrap strips that I have been curious about. She also tucked a cute wooden box - it's round and has this pin cushion attached to the top. She added some rickrack that will go on a little pillow I have on my list of things to do - notice she added a cute notepad for making my lists. I'm a list maker, however, I need a list to remember to look at my lists. Hey! I am 5o-ish now, these things happen!
So thanks for repairing the doorbell Mr. Honeydo! Who knows when I would have discovered my "lucky day" packages if you had not? Thank you Carol and Mary, thanks for making my birthday week a special one.