We actually got back Monday afternoon, but I was pretty toasted after driving for 12 hours and then unpacking car, laundry, etc. Tuesday I wasn't much better, as my husband is on call this week, and he had several phone calls during the night and was up at 4:30a to go to work early. He only had one phone call last night around 1:30a, so I think things are getting back to normal.
When I got back, I was greeted by a stack of mail and packages, so I'll show you what I got. Some of these things I knew about, but there are some surprises among the group.
First, I got a couple more vintage patterns - I got these on eBay at some point during the last month. I have no idea when, as I've not been home much. There's a JackieO sort of dress and jacket and a wrap skirt from 1960 or so.
Second, I received some fabric and goodies from xstpenguin, from Scotland! She emailed me concerning the fabric so I knew about that, but the Penguin treats were a real surprise. They're good, too: cookies with a chocolate creme filling dipped in chocolate.
Aren't the little wrappers cute? They even have little penguin jokes printed on the back such as: "Where does a penguin keep his money?". Answer, "In a snow bank".
Third, a total surprise, this green velvet vintage dress from Allison (do check out her work - she makes stunning things!)! This one was made from a pattern, and I will show you the insides, soon.
Last, notification from the IQA that Midnight Garden is in the International Quilt Festival in Houston,TX October 30-November 2, 2008. I'll know by late September if the ensemble wins anything.
Among other things I received is entry forms for a few shows this fall, and I think I need to get back in the saddle with Ride 'Em Cowboy or else I'll have one disappointed little boy that won't get to strut down the runway. I have been working on that and on my daughter's birthday dress, so I will show you updates on those soon, too. Now, back to inserting sleeves in her dress!
Parting Shot: Wild Turkeys. This is only part of the flock of wild turkeys that roams around where I live. There are 5 to 6 adults and quite a few little ones. The cats, of course, are fascinated by this flock as they come by every morning.