It's VERY early Tuesday morning [2:30am] so I thought I'd better get my post done - join Cheryl and I in celebrating whatever tickles you!
I was thinking of changing my blog named to You've Got Mail, or something. But that was a movie, right? Because yes, I'm going to show you more mail today. One of these days I will have an actual project to show you, but not today.
Today, Midge and Sandra tickled me pink with polka dots. Midge sent me the most darling, darling glasses case - perfect for my bifocals!
Such pretty pictures on the case, and that card is too perfect. I'm in love with the artist. Inside the case was a surprise:
A gorgeous butterfly magnet and three delicious milk chocolate bees! There's a story behind those bees - Midge has a tutorial for making bee boxes on her blog, and I HATE bees. I should say, I don't hate them, I'm terrified of them. I know they're necessary and good, and God made them. But why oh why did He give them stingers? When I see one, I do a special Bee Dance so they know to leave me alone. My children don't think it's a real dance, they think I've lost my mind. Midge always tries to get me to like bees. Thank you Midge! I do love the milk chocolate ones!
Isn't that a cute bee? The picture of the butterfly doesn't do it justice, it's really gorgeous.
And then Sandra - I had admired some fabric she had used on her blog, and she graciously offered to send me some of it. SO SO CUTE. Not only did she send me a generous amount, she made me a little zipper pouch too!
Too sweet! I think Sandra needs to come help me put in zippers, she does beautiful work. Thank you Sandra!
Sandra and Robin commented on my last post about being organized, having a project ready to work on, and keeping your sewing area clean so you'd be motivated. Well both comments hit me like a ton of bricks. My sewing table is always covered with things I don't know what to do with - books, magazines, drawings, phone numbers, etc. I have to clear it off to sew, and it's so annoying. I realized that if my table was clean all the time, and I had my projects organized, I could get some work done in very small amounts of time. So I'm on a mission to get organized!
Today, I deep-cleaned my room and moved furniture around. Wow did it need it. The rest of the week I'm going to work on finding a place for everything, and putting it there. I think this will really help my motivation.
I also decided I'm not going to do a schedule for blogging. Nobody pays me to sew or read blogs, so why do I put myself under so much pressure? This is supposed to be fun, and I've been missing that lately. So, back to fun it is. Pressure is OFF.
Before I forget, the homeschool message board that I've been a member of for a VERY long time, is having the annual raffle. There are gorgeous hand-made items, curriculum, a watercolor artist's set, even a $50 Visa card! This is the largest homeschool site on the net, a really wonderful place - here's a link to the raffle if you'd like to check it out - Homeschool Christian.
Lastly, Sam went downstairs to fill his water glass, and found Hermoine had stuffed herself into a box that was too small for her. How she even got in here, I don't know. But she was loving it and I had to share....
I hope she unfolds ok. Like a cartoon cat. It makes me stiff in the joints just to look at her.
I hope you all have a lovely week, mine is filled up already - busy busy - but I'm looking forward to relaxing in the evenings with you all and catching up on what you've been doing. I'll see you on the blog rolls!