Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Whatchagot Box Swap

Wow, I'm still pretty sick with this coughing cold. I had so many body aches that it was making me weepy. Husband Wonderful gave me a fabulous backrub with Ben Gay liniment, and I took two aspirins. I laid down and rested. Later I felt well enough to try to catch up on dishes and laundry a wee bit.

My walk to the mailbox left me winded with the effort to climb back up the steep driveway to the house. At 48°, it was raw and windy, but I still took these pictures of my Mount Hood daffodils.

Due to frost advisories last night, I had covered up my pansy's with an old dog towel to protect them.

They seemed more wind-battered than they were frost-bitten so I hope that they will bounce back. These pansy's were the four plants that were in the pot that I won at the "Honoring Volunteers" celebration at the Senior Center in Alton, New Hampshire.

By the time I had undraped the pansy plants, I was too exhausted to sew. I feel as weak as a kitten. But I want you to know that I did pin a sashing row to a block row for Grand Illusion, so I'm all ready to sew it.

Yesterday, a big wonderful "Whatchagot Swap Box" arrived from my dear swap partner, Gwen, in Virginia. Wow! It was chuck-a-block full of goodies that she was ready to let go of and sent to me.

OMG, she took it into consideration that I love Civil War reproductions and the color red and sent lots of those scraps, wheeeee! Thank you, Gwen!!!

Mercy, I'm still hauling things out of the box with many squeals of delight. It was like Christmas when I found the plastic baggie, see above, filled with metal barette-style binding clips! I had wanted these but I wasn't going to spend the money on them. How perfect!

There was a big stack of Fat Quarters, too, and baggies of patterns and baggies of HST's. Whoohoo!

Pictured above are some blue polyester ginghams that I'll pass on only because I'm a cotton snob. But look at the baggie above that blue checked gingham. Ahhh, that's all cotton Woven Plaids, Yippee, skipppee, it's the fabric for this week's Civil War Quilts blog by Barbara Brackman.

I hope that you are all well and hale. Thank goodness for the internet where we can visit each other without sharing any germs!

Stay calm and quilt on!


Jean said...

Feel better soon!

Janet O. said...

Love the daffodils, the pansies, the swap box (what fun!), and your ever cheerful attitude.
Hope you kick that cough soon!

Helen in the UK said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. In the meantime, snuggle down under a quilt with a dog for company and relax :)

cityquilter grace said...

congrats on the surprise haul! glad to know you are still among the living, albeit still a bit walking wounded...

Cathy said...

I didn't realize the boxes were so big!! What a fun swap.

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