Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Altogether Amazingly Awesome

That's been my day today. 

First of all, I drove out to Clearwater to visit my old college and meet up with a former teacher of mine. This fall I'm going to be teaching an introductory drawing class to high school students in our homeschool co-op, and I wanted to talk with my drawing professor to make sure I was planning the year out right. It was so weird to be traipsing about my old school after nearly 12 years, with three kids in tow. But at the same time it was pretty cool and really made me miss my studio art days. My teacher Mr. Grass was the best teacher I ever had and he was so helpful to me. He even gave me some props from the art department to use in my class. And he played with my kids and showed them all the skeletons and skulls and animal bones so they had a blast. When we left my oldest said, "Wow, I can't wait to go to college so I can learn about science and art." A boy after my own heart. Ha. 

Then I got home and guess what was in my mailbox? Yep! My doll quilt!

In the mail today...

I think I displayed quite amazing self-control by NOT ripping right into the package before taking pictures. 

a pig in poop.

Check out all this loot!! Oh my gosh. I got TWO quilts. TWO! And a pretty little comp-book cover that I adore. I literally jumped up and down when I opened my package.

DQS 11 received

This little quilt was at the top of my list of ones I wanted, and I especially love the little pointy border because it's so unusual. And you know me and gray and bright colors....yum.


And the bonus quiltie is every bit as awesome! Heather Ross, wonky geese, green and orange and pink...AWESOME.

More DQS loot

While my partner Anna was stalking me she found out I was a fellow Christian and decided to make me this book cover with crosses on it. It's so adorable. I feel so blessed and lucky to have received such a lovely and generous package!

Lastly I leave you with a picture of my growing collection: 



Lindsay Conner said...

Whoa, that is one pretty quilt wall! :) Congrats on your new loot--I love the gray one. :)

Jacey said...

SO very cool! I love your wall of minis. Your DQS package is very generous and beautiful. Congrats on the new teaching job!

capitolaquilter said...

your wall quilt is amazing - how fun to have such works of art all about!

Lynz said...

Lucky ducky!! That grey quilt is gorgeous but I have a real soft spot for the HR one. And what a thoughtful book cover - you got a really great partner, didntcha?

Kandra said...

Lucky girl! Love that package!!! Must make me a wonky cross journal cover!

kristastitched said...

Hey, new follower, here! saw your lightning quilt on Jeni's blog (in color order). I like your style!

Saul Good said...

I'm pretty behind on commenting here, but i am so jel of your 80's collection here. I'm getting a kick out of going through your recent posts. It just amazes me how talented you are!!!!