Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Squishy mail!

No matter where I go for vacation or whom I am with, I always love coming home. As much as I like adventure and change and new places/people/things, I am a homebody. Even when greeted with a horrendous smell of food gone bad and faced with the onerous task of cleaning out the fridge before bed after driving all day, I was thrilled to come back to my little piece of the world on Sunday night. But it was made even better when I checked the mail and found 3 squishy packages!


The first was the fabric I ordered from This-n-that Fabrics (Oh, how I hope I win the Singer Featherweight, but regardless, the prices couldn't be beat!). Then there was the ducky fabric from Trina to hopefully help me finish off that Rubber Ducky UFO. And finally, there were 2 6" purple fabric squares for a Purple Charm quilt QUILT TREE that a friend of mine sent me.

***Hey, does anyone want in on this QUILT TREE? It involves sending two 6" purple fabric squares to 7 quilters, 3 who will already be listed and 4 more of your choosing. Supoosedly, you'll end up with enough purple squares to make a quilt. Let me know and I'll pop some in the mail to you.***

I'm trying to maintain the momentum I gained exercising with my sister (have I mentioned yet how in awe of her I am? I am gasping after running a mile, and she has run a MARATHON!!!). I went for a 2.8 mile run yesterday morning before work. Let's just say that it was much harder and much less fun running alone. Needless to say, I didn't quite run the whole way, but hey, walking works, right?

The County Fair and quilt show is next week. Jason and I need to get moving and get our quilts done. Nothing like a deadline to motivate me. Gotta get going. But I'll leave you with a photo from vacation, me and my boys (and the back of my sister's oldest son).

13 comments:

Kim said...

Just goes to show ya.......there is no place like I home! I feel exactly the same way....love to go on a little vacation but love even more coming home.
Do we have to leave for a little while to really appreciate what we have?
Welcome home :0)

quiltfool said...

Welcome back, Erin. Glad you had fun...and glad you're back with us. Take care. lane

Cheryl Willis said...

I just got back from the lake over the weekend (no way I can post a picture of me in a towel- just kidding) enjoy the running while you can. be good cw

Riet said...

Welcome back. That picture with you and your boys is lovely. Yes anmd I agree there is no place like home

Shirleymac said...

I agree, I couldn't wait to get home from my vacation. I was excited to go but coming home was so great.

CapLady-Molly said...

You are right--there's no place like home. I'm glad you had a safe trip and glad to have you back with us. Take care and rest up some ;-)

Becky said...

I'm glad you are back safely and enjoyed your visit. It's always good to get back in one's own bed, isn't it. Happy sewing and congrats on your running!

jan said...

Fabulous photo, I wish I was brave enough to post a picture like that....NO WAY..... I hope you got my email about the pattern, I received it many many thanks, and the fabrics too, lovely surprise. A squishy is on its way to you.
Thanks again. Jan across the pond.

Quiltluver said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to pics of the quilt for the fair. Karen

kwiltmakr said...

Glad you had a good time and that your back.

Nancy said...

Glad you had a good visit with sister and her family. I don't feel the same way about coming home - it takes me a few days to get back in the Lex-groove after a week at the beach, or seeing the kids in their homes, or just being anywhere else. I'm still working on posting pictures on our Flickr page from the cruise, but will let you know when I am done.

Angela said...

Love the rubber ducky fabric! Cant wait to see that project!
Glad you had a good time visiting your sister!

Trina said...

I'm so glad you received the ducks! I can't wait to see how you end up using it. Glad you had a good trip, too!