Special Delivery

My last goodies didn’t come in the mail.  Instead it was delivered to my door by Patti.  She is so sweet.  She’s the neighbor of one of my childcare families and is a blog reader.  Even though we live in the same general area, I hadn’t met Patti until about 8 months or so ago.  I was at the doctor’s office.  I can’t remember for sure but I think I was in for a blood test.  She was so sweet and introduced herself to me.  That’s always fun for me.

Well recently she stopped at my house loaded with goodies…


On the top of one of the bags was this card…so appropriate and so appreciated.


Look…new dish towels.  I love getting them.  I go through them so quickly and I’m terrible about purchasing them for myself.  The embroidery is so cute.  I love embroidered towels.


She also sent a cross stitch chart and one that is so appropriate for me.  It says, “You’ve got this! Be You, bravely.”  I want to stitch up a couple fall things but after Christmas, I’m putting this cross stitch on my list to get done.


Patti told me to keep what I want..pass on what I want.  There were LOTS of flannels….really cute one too!


Some were big chunks…some smaller.  As tempted as I was to keep them all, I passed a lot of it on to a gal that does layettes for Lutheran World Relief.  I was so tempted to keep some flannels but I knew they would be much better passed on to my friend that does the layettes.


These were the things I ended up keeping.  The flannel pieces are small…the homespun will get worked into a quilt for sure…the magazine has been bedtime reading.  It’s a treat as I don’t have a subscription to any magazines anymore…I still love looking at them!


Of all the things…this is what I was so excited about.  It’s a Kaffe stripe.  There is a quilt I’ve wanted to make with these for a long time…but you know me, I have to collect and collect first.  The quilt is all made of these stripes and it’s been on my bucket list to make for YEARS…more than 10 years, I’m sure. So this piece went immediately to my collection.


My other tote of goodies came from Mary Jo when I met her in Decorah.  (Yes I’m that far behind on blog post writing)

It was filled with goodies too.


Debbie Mum..I remember you.  I had the biggest crush on these prints.  I bought so many.

I was way into crafting and selling crafts.  These were many of the prints I used.


Check out this panel…so cute.


There was a big chunk of this.  I’m sending this on to a charity quilter to use as a backing.  PERFECT.  There’s a nice sized amount.

This one was my favorite and I’m for sure keeping it.  Mary Jo told me to whatever I wanted with the fabrics.  This batik will find its way into one of my quilts for sure.


So you can see that my mailbox isn’t the only busy place in my house for incoming fabric.

I so appreciate everything that comes my way.  I love seeing the faces of charity quilters as some of this will be passed to them.  There are few things in life are more precious than validation by another.  When we support the efforts of others, that’s how we appreciate and validate their work.  When I pass things on to other charity quilters, they get that validation.  It’s wonderful to be a part of that!!  THANKS.

2 thoughts on “Special Delivery

  1. Candy

    Oh, ya … I still have quite a few Debbie Mumm fabrics in my stash, and still throw them in here and there. Also have a few of her books too. Hmmm, I wonder whatever happened to Debbie Mumm!? Maybe she’s moved onto other things, or maybe styles have just changed.

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