Then I saw Ella's name on the return address label. I mentioned Ella in my last post. Ella and I met in the 3x6 mini bee on Flickr; she was Mama of the hive I was assigned to for both quarters I participated in. We were both fairly active in the hive's discussion thread and I began reading and commenting on her blog, Throw a Wench in the Works. I was thrilled when I found out she'd be going to Sewing Summit last year. No big surprise - we totally hit it off. Since Summit, we've been in contact regularly, on Twitter, Flickr and our blogs, but most of all, chatting when we're online at the same time. Recently, she was having a stressful month so I packed up some fabrics that I knew she loved (Tula!) and sent them off to her as a surprise. No big deal, just a way to show her I care. She blogged about it which made me feel really good, just to know that it meant something to her. We've recently been trying to figure out how we can get together for some quilty good times, which is challenging because she's in Georgia and I'm in Ontario, but since I'm on maternity leave for a year, we've settled on my heading her way next spring and I. CAN'T. WAIT!
Anyhow, back to the box. What had she sent me?! I almost lost my mind when I opened it. I was totally overwhelmed! The dear girl sent me a BABY QUILT! No one has ever made me a quilt before! Her card said that she knew how busy I was and wanted to make sure I had a special quilt for when my baby arrives. You guys, this quilt is pretty damn special. It's STUNNING!
And just for fun, Kivi took a clip of me right after opening the package. I hope this works, I've never uploaded a video before!