I had the most exciting thing happen, today! In the mail, came a prize for second place in the Dare to be Ugly Challenge. I couldn’t BELIEVE what the hostess and her sidekick gave me!
Here is the box:
And look at this gorgeous fabric!
Look at this wonderful book on quilting curves!
Finally, this beautiful figurine.
I love the hat!
I am the last person who would wear a hat but I still wish they'd come back in style so I could see what other people wore.
See the luggage?
It is absolutely exquisite.
It is named “Bon Voyage” which is just so appropriate since we are about to take the road.
Honestly, it just made my day. My week! I was NOT expecting anything so nice. I was little afraid she'd send more of that horrible cat fabric as a prize. One of the nicest presents I've ever received.
Never in a million years did I expect such generosity. I just can’t believe it! Thank you, Quiltaholic!
After getting the present, I felt inspired to finish one last block before packing up my sewing stuff for the trip.
It is a Hunter’s Star, which is the same pattern as I used on my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding quilt (which is still a UFO, btw).
Please don't look too close.
Okay, we continue to make progress. I am steadily making progress on what needs to be done to get home.
Internet scheduled to be cancelled – check
Mail forwarded – check
Pantry cleared – check
Fridge emptied – half check
Travel snacks packed – check
Car gassed up (yes, this is true) – check
Health insurance changed – check (you can’t take it across state lines)
We need to take food to the food bank and clean the refrigerator, thoroughly. I also need to schedule a deep cleaning of the house after we leave. Unhappily, more rain is forecast, which makes it difficult to clean carpets, floors and walls. Here is the harbinger taken from the deck, this morning:
I’d wanted to do a more thorough cleaning of the basement but there is no good way to confine the girls, particularly with more rain coming. Husband needs to take out the dog door (it is going in the car) and replace the original door.
I tried to get Am Vets to come get some of our stuff but they’ve ignored my e-mail. According to the site, they will call to schedule but I haven’t heard from them. I guess we’ll just haul the stuff to Goodwill. I’ll try to call Am Vets one more time.
Pearl has been sweet; Evelyn has been feisty and puppy-like, lately.
I have been getting such a kick out of her. She is getting to the point where she is demanding attention and even tried to climb in my lap a couple of days ago.
You can tell she feeling sassy!
The girls snuggle.
Come hither look.
Look at that face!
That is EVELYN to the left!
She looks like a puppy.
Here is Bright Eyed Pear but she has nothing on sister, these days:
Actually, she sort of looks high.
Evelyn likes it when there is stuff going on and new people coming in and out of the house. She was giddy with excitement, yesterday, when we had an AC guy out to check the unit to make sure it was in good shape. It has surprised me to see her racing around the backyard at a dead run. And grinning ear to ear. She has been insisting on being petted, lately, and being a complete rogue toward Pearl.
Of course, Pearl is also so much fun.
She is a killer!
But what a sweetie.
They are good girls.
I've been making plans for the kids to come visit at Christmas. This is one happy mama.
Penny, Evelyn and Pearl