Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Quilty friends are the best and a special visitor

I love getting fun quilty mail and I recently received a spacial envelope from my friend Rachell of Claddaghs, Quilts & Stars. She was lucky enough to win not 1 but 2 of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks Volume 10 and she generously sent me the extra one. But not only that, she also sent me Volume 9 too since she had duplicates of that one too. I've been running non stop since they arrived but I'm looking forward to some reading time after the gifts are opened and these will be perfect.
She also surprised me and sent this fabulous paper pieced ladder truck block and all the pattern pieces to make more if I want to.  It is gorgeous and both my guys love it as much as I do.  They've been debating about what I should do with it...add to it and make a wall hanging or a bigger quilt or maybe it will end up as a pillow.  I'm not going to rush into it...I know that the perfect plan will come to me before too long.
Then on late Sunday morning we heard a commotion down the street and when we went out to investigate, besides the noise we heard, we also saw that some deer had traversed across our yard, very close to the front door. 
And this is what was the source of all the loud noise that we heard.
Look who came for a personal visit!
They were both very excited and each got a little gift directly from the big man himself.

Jammer received 2 NASCAR Authentics die cast cars.
And Sunshine received a stuffed Squeekers (from the Doc McStuffins cartoon) that she's been wanting.
Both kids have been counting down the days until Christmas and I'm expecting that on Christmas morning they will be up early.  It's a good thing that I'm not a late sleeper. It is going to be a fun holiday this year.

1 of you added your own colorful comments:

Jeanie said...

What a cute block... I know you will put it to good use. Love the Santa visit... how fun for the kids.. and you too! Children just bring special magic into the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and yours.... God's blessings to you all!