Saturday, February 10, 2007

An Early Birthday Surprise!

I was shopping today with my youngest Emily (Freshman in HS) and 2 of her friends and got home mid afternoon to find an early birthday surprise laying on my bed - a package from Lucy!!!

I had no idea what she could have sent me. Well I opened it up and found some drunkard path blocks for our exchange! Don't they look great! We have no timing on these, and I don't really even have a desired finished size. We just make them when we have time or fabric for them and then ship a bunch! These are the ones Lucy sent me - she had posted not too far back a picture of the ones I sent her.

BUT - do you know what else I found in the package? A panel I have been wanting from Den Haan & Wagenmakers! And 2 other pieces of fabric from there! Are these not gorgeous! I"ve been drooling over them for awhile but they are pricey - and with 2 kids in college and a 3rd to go next year, this was one area I've been trying to be good. And now I have some! Already I"ve emailed Lucy with all kinds of ideas of a quilt to make with them. I want it to look Dutch when I"m done. Or at least I hope so!

Thank you Lucy! You made my day!

13 comments from wonderful readers:

Joanne said...

Beautiful panel and fabrics! Congrats!
Must be something in the air -- I've been thinking of doing another drunkards path quilt for a couple of months now. I like the blocks you're exchanging.

Leah S said...

Such fun! I'm sure they'll always make you smile when you look at them. :)

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Wowie, Zowie! Wonderful package from Lucy. Enjoy, Dawn!

Patti said...

How sweet of Lucy - and how wonderful for you! Isn't the panel simply beautiful? I bought it also when bought a bunch of stuff at the Reproduction Fabrics book in Seattle last summer at the quilt show. I have the panel hanging on my design wall. I want to use it as the center of another pre-1830's medallion.

Lily said...

Gorgeous fabrics and panel Dawn. Oh the endless possibilities!

And Happy Birthday!

pamina (laurence) said...

the panel is beautiful, I can't wait to see what you will do with it !

Lucy said...

Your welcome Dawn, and thank you for your friendship !!!

Nancy in MT said...

Oh my Dawn, that panel is absolutely gorgeous, checked out that site, just gorgeous, I'm drooling.

Katie said...

What a beautiful panel and great friend for sending it to you. I'm anxious to see what you creat with it.

Sweet P said...

Early Happy Birthday! What a wonderful package to receive. Enjoy the fabric!

Tonya R said...

Wow, what a wonderful bunch of surprises. Happy Birthday!

Libby said...

Nothing like a fun little treat found in a surprise package. Happy (early) birthday.

Karen said...

That panel is too gorgeous! That will be so much fun to work with. Happy Birthday!