I've been fighting depression all week. Nothing worse then being inside for all these winter weeks, looking out at gray skies, ice and snow piled up so high I could step over my 4 ' garden fence. It's much worse when you spend your day in a wheelchair. Until the ice melts there is no possibility of going outside.
I can't seem to get myself organized to work on the mini quilts I am doing for a swap. Yesterday I spent the day fooling around with tiny dolls trying to motivate myself. They did get new dresses and a bed quilt made with 1/2 inch blocks.
The little bed is homemade from the 1940's. I have a complete set of this furniture. The doll in the bed is only 2 1/2 inches tall and her Mom is 3 1/4 inches tall.
Today I woke up in the same blah mood. BUT...then the mailman came with an envelope marked SURPRISE!
I just about fell over when I opened it! On the HGTV quilting site, Talia, was doing a silk ribbon buy in for $50. http://thetaliaeffect.blogspot.com/ I looked at it for days and decided it just wasn't in the budget until I could figure out how to pay for my new medicines at $1200. a month. The SURPRISE was that some wonderful HGTV gal had sponsored me!
I had set aside my Crazy Quilting projects for the lack of a variety of silk ribbon sizes and colors. I just can't believe this wonderful act of kindness! I will never forget todays SURPRISE! I hope she will please tell me who she is so I can return the kindness by sending her one of my CQ boxes!
Can you believe all the wonderful colors! I can't even take a real photo for the lack of camera batteries! Snow and Ice...please go away!
This is the sickly ribbon I had left to work with. No wonder I lost interest in CQing!
There is a huge lesson to be learned by this wonderful gift. You just never know how a gift will change someone's day! I think I'll make it until May...this put a lasting smile in my heart!