Welcome to another edition of Mini Monday!! I'm here to share a BIG surprise. It started innocently enough...
I packed a Happy Birthday bag with a quilt top and backing fabric. Needleb and I had agreed to do a Quilting Swap. She was feeling left out, since I've quilted almost every B9P from our quilt group's QAL. She will be quilting my Birthday Quilt (hence the bag choice) and I will be quilting her third Blooming 9-Patch (technically her 2nd, but it will be the 3rd to be finished).
My quilt parts WERE in the bag. However, that wasn't ALL that was in the bag! I also included Needleb's birthday present.
She drove away without reaching in the bag. Which was totally fine with me! I just wanted to make sure she checked the bag when she got home, so I sent her a text, thinking she might be finished with her shopping:
Me: Make sure you check the bag when you get home.
B: Ooh, were you sneaky? I'm still at the store.
Needless to say...
She looked in the bag as soon as she got to the car!
Right after she did, I got the the following text:
Squeeze! You are SUCH a sweetie!!! I'm heading back to your house to deliver a hug AND the ruler I forgot to give you. Be there in 5 min(utes.)
A short while later...
Needleb arrived, got out of the car, and reached in the back to retrieve her new quilt. As she did, she also did a little happy dance in the middle of the street. :o))
Here she is with my PQ12.5 quilt which now belongs to her. The squinchy eyes tells you just how excited she is. Behind that mask is a HUGE smile:
As B mentioned in her text to me, she had also driven away (on her earlier visit) without giving me the HRT Ruler that I requested from her recent trip to Pineapple Fabrics:
Thanks, B! I'm looking forward to trying out my new ruler.
Happy (Belated) Birthday, B!! Enjoy your "Joyful Original".
Not long after Needleb got home, I received the following photo via text with the little quilt proudly displayed on her gallery wire:
Judging by that and the happy dance that I witnessed, I'd say she likes it. :o))
Until next time...
Give a STITCH!!!