i got mail!
|straight from the queen - or an angel|
a few weeks ago, i linked in with lucy at "a charm about you" because i liked the name of her blog. (that's usually how i decide who to visit: a catchy name or something about the picture attracts/intrigues me. wish i could visit everyone, but i can't. sorry.) while there, in one of her quilts, i spied some of my very most favorite fabric ever: the out-of-print, impossible-to-find meadow dot in mint (or robins egg?) from the meadowsweet2 collection by sandi henderson for michael miller fabrics. i can still find meadow dot in the other lovely colorways it was printed in, but not in mint.
so i left lucy a mention of it in my comment on her post about how she needed to stop starting because she had too much going on already in her wip pile:
"stop starting?! but why would you ever. =) it's what we quilters do best.
ps - I am all out of that fantastic sandi Henderson meadowsweet dot in mint. (middle left photo) I would pay a fortune for any you had to spare. it's my most favorite ever and I can't find it anymore for the life of me. about choked when I saw it!"
lucy, the darling, emailed me that she did have some and would be happy to share, since it was my favorite and all. and she'd noticed on my blog that i was crushing on the newest mollie makes mag with the betty dolls on the cover. she had a copy, wasn't going to be making the dolls, and would just throw that in, too. oh, the kindness of strangers. i was floored and beyond excited to have found some meadow dots.
i've been on pins and needles waiting for the package to arrive. finally, this last weekend it did. lucy had even dressed up the envelope in some cute washi tapes. i'd told my kids about this special something that was coming all the way from england. when the package arrived, they gathered around to ooh and ahh with me. my 7 year old niece, who was visiting, saw the "royal mail" stamp and said, "it's from the queen?!" close, but more like from a british angel named lucy.
i have been so touched by this kindness of lucy's. i can no longer consider her a stranger even though we may never meet in person. in honor of lucy i'll be offering a giveaway on my blog. however, i'm not going to do it until next week when my my current giveaway will be closed out. so if you are interested, check back in next week to see the lucy giveaway.
again, a million thanks, lucy!
lucy, by the way, is quite an active quilter, sewer, and blogger, to be found far and wide all over blogland. how she finds time is beyond me. check out her blog, "a charm about you" for all sorts of goodies and inspiration, as well as a current giveaway.
***anyone else have any minty meadow dot? i'd be happy to pay, even for some scraps. please contact me if you do. i need it!