Wednesday, November 23, 2011


I'm almost not sure where to begin this post.
As many of you know I had surgery last week.
It is thankfully my last this year and for quite some time if I can manage it.
I guess we are never sure if our health will hold out but I am hedging my bets in a positive direction.
Part of the specialness of this last week was that my mom came to stay with us.
She can rarely take any time off of her job as a hair dresser so this was even more special.
My girls loved it.
There were some ups and downs and now I am on the mend but the leg still lets me know every 4 hours that it's still there!
My mom went home yesterday.
That was tough because we miss her.
One consolation is that we are traveling to see them in a couple of weeks...
Now about today.
Today is not like any other wednesday.
I was planning a stay it home day.
That quickly changed when I realized that my 10 year old had a doctors appt.
 (since they are off school for Thanksgiving).
Hubby is working so my broken self was elected to take her.
When I got home....
there was a package at my door.
It said Moda on the side
(from a distance I could read this because..well I have a hawk-eye for Moda!)

When I picked up the box...I quickly realized it wasn't Moda at all....
It was from Joyce from J'Ellens.
What on earth?
Did I order and not remember?
I mean the anesthetic and vicodin could have done it....lapsed memory...
no I didn't order. I'm sure I didn't.

In the box were 4 blue bags
and a
"quilted" card.

gorgeous 'quilted' card.
I was/am stunned.

Joyce and Katrina sent me treats to help me feel better.
3 fat quarters and 3 jelly rolls of new Moda solids....
robin egg blue, porcelain and slate grey.
I am just stunned.
I almost instantly started crying from happiness that they were so thoughtful.
I don't deserve to have such great friends.
I can't wait to see them and thank them in person.
Joyce and Katrina...if you are reading this....
You made my day, week and month.
I am so thankful.


KristyLou said...

So sweet! What great friends you have :)

Darlene said...

Wow - what a blessing to have friends like that!

Hope your pain is soon a thing of the past. I'm a week and a half out from shoulder surgery and if I don't move it - no pain. Unfortunately, that is not possible. Much better though compared to before the surgery :-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jan said...

Oh, man, what a great pick-me-up! Love your gift.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

That is very special and hope it helps to make the healing continue!

WoolenSails said...

What wonderful friends to send you goodies to brighten up your day, quilters are the best. I hope you feel better soon and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Anonymous said...

How wonderful, Vickie!!

Hope you have fun planning out how to use those lovely fabrics! And hope the leg heats quickly!

Happy, blessed Thanksgiving!

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Unknown said...

That was a great gift to bring you a smile! Hope you have a speedy recovery!

Brenda said...

wishing you a good recovery and lots of help to get your better.

Simply Sandy said...

I wish you didn't have to go through all those surgeries. I'm sure that beautiful fabric cheered you up! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jean(ie) said...

Hugs -- hope you feel better soon. What a wonderful gesture from those folks. i would have cried, too!

it's so nice to be loved.

Needled Mom said...

What a thoughtful gesture. How sweet and it sounds like it was the pick me up you needed that day.

Anonymous said...

A blessing to have such wonderful friends. And I bet you are a blessing to them too, that is why you got the generous gifts.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Vickie said...

bought tears to my eyes reading your post, you are loved and blessed..can;t wait to see what beauty you make with your gorgeous gift,chewers Vickie

Cal said...

Wonderful gesture, really! Take care!

Gari in AL said...

How wonderful. And just when you needed a mental/emotional boost. Something more to be thankful for.

Amy said...

So sweet! What a wonderful surprise. Hope your mending continues to go well.

Vicki W said...

What great friends! Hope you are feeling better!