The mailman was smiling when he brought the big pink polka-dot box with butterfly stickers all over it, around to the back door. I'm sure he thought it was someone's birthday. It felt like mine, let me tell you. I did a little swaparoo with Calamity Kim; a mini-quilt for an apron, and this is what she sent me. Oh my. Such sweet generosity from one of the nicest (and sometimes most hilarious) blog pals on the planet.
Every package held something special. Packages within packages, all wrapped in delicious scraps of cloth and yummy trims. This treasure box was for Mother's Day. (How sweet is that?) It was packed with many, many delightful things too. I was (and still am) so touched by it all. There were...things like....
...vintage hankies, seed beads, mica glitter, a flower pin, darling little miniatures for the dollhouse, a tiny paper umbrella, alpha deck of letter cards; I just sat on the floor and took my time opening every little thoughtfully wrapped present and feeling totally spoiled.
Another package held a very cute heart-shaped pincushion on a stand. Everything seemed to be sprinkled with flowers and butterflies. And I hadn't even gotten to the package with the apron yet.
Which was exquisite...and was sprinkled with flowers and butterflies...and fairies, and birds, and lace, and yo-yo's, and all kinds of the sweetest things. After I calmed down and stopped screaming, I just sat and held it, staring at every minute detail for the longest time. Grace happened to walk into the room then, wearing the perfect outfit (I thought), so she got to model for me. I think I'm gonna have a heck of a time wranglin' this sweet nellie away from her though. Especially now that she's noticed it's reversible, with CUPCAKES on the other side.
Yes, I may have some trouble on my hands people. Maybe we can share it. Um...Yoo-Hoo...Gracie-e-e-e, do you think I might have a turn wearing it now? Pretty please...
Well. I just couldn't be more pleased with this. Thank you so much, Kim! (I owe you big time now Dearie. Need any vintage embroidery patterns?) Check out the apron in more detail over here. And while you're at it, take a gander at the new flickr group Kim started, appropriately called, Doll Quilt CrAzY, and add your wee-quilt pix if you have them. (I need to go do that now.)