One of the friends at said vacation spot was Kyra. And unbeknownst to me, she had polled my friends for suggested content for a "survival basket." And each item was tagged to tell me who suggested it. So fun to guess who suggested which item. Any guesses who suggested Sparkle Mod Podge?
Not pictured: Wine, hummus and pita. All were consumed before I could reassemble the basket for a photo. The chocolate is now in my belly-- whether it was intended to be one serving or not. The laminated Google map with directions to Kyra's house is now in my glove compartment. The candles and Calgon next to the tub. Popcorn and a movie are ready to roll after the kids go to bed.
And in my mailbox shortly after the basket arrived? This:
My blog reading time has been limited lately, but when I had read this post I hopedhopedhoped that these would be for me. On another day I might have even written a cranky e-mail about it to Stacey. (They arrived as companion pieces to maternity clothes that Stacey had borrowed. Ha! Stacey: I did NOT need them back. I will send them to Adrianna. She's up next.) (Adrianna: stop hyperventilating.)
Adrianna also sent a care package-- the most delicious and cool rainbow knit. I have no idea what either one of us will do with it but I think the plan is that we'll both do something independently and post about it. Fun!
Other friends have watched my kids, helped unpack, helped shop for supplies, loaned me tools, fed me, entertained me, distracted me, and helped me find the local stuff I need. Really, it has taken a village to get us through this transition. Adrianna told me that I've got to get back to blogging because there's only been sewing, no crafting since I've been gone. While that's a lie, I appreciate that she'd like me to get back to "work". I'm hoping we're close. I dream about it. I talk about it. I even got to go and hang out with Samstermommy last week and have some fun crafty blogger to crafty blogger conversation.
The I Spy Spoonflower Swap is close to wrapping up-- we have 53 sets of fabric from participants and the sorting has only happened as a result of MORE awesome and helpful friends, Megan and Elizabeth, who probably both need corrective lenses after staring at the printed Flickr gallery pages tring to identify which fabrics were present and which were missing. Soon the squares will all be on their way out and we can start seeing what people do with them. People keep asking me what I'm going to do with mine. I have no idea whatsoever, but I am so so so ready to get the $2,000+ worth of fabric out of my hands!
I'm getting my craft area organized and ready to roll. I have a lot of catching up to do.