I wasn’t quite sure how to label this blog post…Stash Report, Special Delivery or My Mail….It’s kind of a combination of all of them.
One of my childcare moms asked me one day if I knew her neighbor Patty. I said I didn’t. We’ve lived in the area for quite a while…. 28 years but still don’t know a lot of the people in the area. If we had kids in school that same age or if we belong to the same organizations, we know them but if our paths didn’t cross that way, we don’t know people.
My childcare mom ended up telling me that her neighbor Patty is a blog reader. That was extra fun for me as we only live a few miles apart.
Well in December I was in the doctor’s office for a blood draw and mammogram as part of my yearly physical. A lady came up and introduced herself to me. It was Patty. FUN!
Patty said she had some things she planned to give me that I could keep or pass on to charity. I told her if she didn’t get into town she could always drop things off at my childcare family’s house and in February, that’s exactly what she did.
The package came just before we were in the thick of things with trips back and forth for biopsies and the surgery. I read the card but didn’t get a chance to dig in until we got back home after being gone that week in Lacrosse.
Everything came in this fun bag…Patty wrote a wonder and kind note. She also included some gift cards to help Hubby and I through the next leg of our cancer journey….One to McDonalds-She said she knows I love their iced coffee (I really do) and a card for the area Kwik Star stores so we can get gas. PERFECT and so appreciated.
The bag was full of goodies from fun fabric cuts…
To quilts blocks. Oh I love these disappearing four patches….
There were sheets for backings….and fun baby prints big enough for backings.
Check out these fun blocks. I didn’t count but maybe enough for a baby top.
Then a baby sized quilt top…This one is from one of my all time favorite fabric lines.
..and these fun blocks too.
Best of all in my opinion…RED. Patty said it’s the red I need for the string blocks I had that I needed a little more red for. PERFECT!!
With our busy life I so rarely get to a Joann’s. It’s an hour away…and when we do go to that town, Hubby’s usually with and it involves Menards or Home Depot. I’m thrilled that there is enough here to make a big quilt.
Patty this was so nice of you to think of me and Kramer too. I can’t thank you enough for your gifts and thoughtfulness.
I showed the goodies to Kayla. She was working on a class project with her family consumer science students. She took a couple of the unfinished blocks projects and will be working with her kiddos to complete the projects.