But you knew that.
So in the last couple of months I have been the recipient of many wonderful gifts. While the most important thing with regard to all these women is their friendship, I won't lie--the gifts are quite fun!
At spring quilt market, I met Carla for the first time in person. We had been doing Farmer's Wife Friday together for months, so I felt like we had known each other for a really long time. I spent the first night in Kansas City at her house in the country, a beautiful, warm and welcoming home, which reflects exactly who Carla is in real life. In my room was this gift bag full of goodies.
(I don't know why Blogger won't let me turn the picture the proper way...)A couple of days later I had breakfast with some friends, and Amanda Jean handed me these presents--a treasure trove of goodies!
, Tara, for the first time in Kansas City. I had heard Amanda Jean talk about Tara a lot, and she is right--Tara is one of those special people who immediately makes you feel like you have known her forever. That is a gift in itself. But then she handed me these two bars of wonderful soap and some lip balm that she hand crafted herself.
At the quilting retreat last month in Minnesota, the benefits continued. Stephanie made lavender sachets, including the cute packaging. And she is one of the creative designers in this new book, which I highly recommend--jam packed full of awesome projects!
Amanda Jean made little thread catchers for each of us, and Terri made little zipper pouches out of fabric she has designed herself. Of course, I think the decision to go with orange is a major plus! And then they collaborated on this pincushion pillow.
Michelle gave us each a fat quarter of cute fabric and something to hang in our sewing room. Because we all know that fabric and sewing is the best form of therapy.
Rene' also gave us fabric. She comes from Florida so the oranges are perfect! I can't forget to add that she also gave us little boxes of absolutely phenomenal chocolate. But of course I gobbled those up before I took a picture.
Doris made this amazing zipper pouch.
Deborah, out for lunch to celebrate her birthday which was at the beginning of last month. I'm still working on her gift. (Procrastinate much??). And then I felt even worse when she handed me this little bag: