After a fun shopping/sewing day with a blog friend, and a wonderful Bee Christmas party, I am ready for a quiet day at home. Actually, it is "opening" day for the Santa Sack Swap which I participated in, so there will be quite a bit of excitement when I do that. I can't imagine how Christmas could get any better!
I mentioned yesterday how I arrived home on Tuesday to find the box from Moda. As a reminder, I am going to be helping out Monique Dillard this year for her new Blogger Girls Block of the Month. Since I'm a featured blogger, it was possible to ask the wonderful Lissa Alexander, known in the blogging world as Moda Lissa, for any Moda fabric that I was interested in using. Since I have been really looking forward to Minick and Simpson's new line, Grant Park, I jumped at the chance. I requested the yardage that I would need since I already planned to get the fat quarter pack on my own. (Remember, I was using my election money for it.) Actually, it was two weeks ago this Friday that I got a notification from the Fat Quarter Shop that they had them in stock and within 5 minutes, I had placed my order. It arrived last Friday!
Back to Tuesday night... I found the Moda box and a Christmas package from my parents at my front door. I was already carrying in some things from my day out, but I managed to get it all in the house. I set down everything and ran to get a box cutter to open the Moda box. This is what I discovered.
(I'm seriously considering saving the box. If it said "Moda" on it, it would be a no-brainer, but since it is just a plain box, the decision is trickier.)
The fat quarter pack that Moda sent? It isn't Grant Park, it is the brand new line of French General, Le Bouquet Francais! I had seen pictures of this and wanted it, too, as it has more blues in this line!
In fact, it coordinates with Grant Park! I love this!
In the excitement of getting to open the box, I guess something important slipped my mind. It wasn't until yesterday morning when I was getting ready to go to my Bee, that I realized I couldn't find my keys. I searched my purse. I searched my coat pockets. (I really don't like winter for the fact that keys can get placed somewhere other than my purse. I even have more than one coat, so that makes it trickier.) I couldn't find the keys. I didn't remember seeing them laying around the house. I looked around and sure enough, they weren't visible in any of the obvious places. I eventually found them--still hanging in the front door!! They were there overnight! We were so lucky that our neighborhood is pretty safe. Someone could have walked right in and murdered us in our sleep. Or worse yet, stole my Moda box!!
Goodness, I don't know what is going on with me? Leaving my keys in the door one day, forgetting my sewing machine foot another, and of course, putting stamps on the wrong corner of the Christmas cards. Maybe I need to do some brain exercises!
I'll be back late tonight or early tomorrow with a post about the Santa Sack Swap. Have a great day!
I plan to actually spend time in my quilting room. Maybe one of these days I will have a quilt to show you!