I received two packages! yippee!
The first was a box of fabric from craftyturtle's mom. She had gone through her stash and passed on some to me. When I pulled the wrapping off the box, the kids were quite disappointed to know that it wasn't a big box of cheezits. Ha! I've known craftyturtle since high school, and her mom has "adopted" me as another daughter. Aren't moms great?
Here are a few of my favorites. Look! Another Snoopy/Peanuts print! yay!
I've been collecting Snoopy fabrics for Marguerite's quilt for Christmas.
Thanks Craftyturtle's mom! (name omitted to protect the innocent) : )
The other package that arrived was from SheltonDHW from Knitting after Hours. She had made a lovely sewing machine cover that didn't fit her machine. Oops for her - yay for me! I happened to be at the right place at the right time when she offered it up on flickr. It fits my machine well. It was a little tall, so I just tucked it under a bit. Perfect!
As you can see, my machine was in need of a cover.
On another note, we had a few new avian visitors to our backyard. Grey Catbirds. A new species for our list. The kids and I keep a running tab of all the birds we have seen in our backyard. I think the list is pretty impressive (maybe I'm wrong). Zach and I are pretty good at identifying birds, so when an unexpected guest arrives, we notice right away. I never got a job that utilizes my wildlife ecology degree, but it is sure handy teaching and discovering the world around us with our children.