Steph, you are awesome.
Notice that there's already one missing?
A package came in the mail the other day. J came in asking what in the world I ordered from Australia. I won a giveaway over on 3 Hours Past the Edge of the World for some awesome buttons and trimmings. I was joking when I told Steph to send me a Cherry Ripe-- well, okay I was halfway joking. Ok, I was secretly hoping.
Ok, I shamelessly proposed the idea.
Anyway, Steph you are totally awesome. She sent me not one, but three Cherry Ripes. One was promptly eaten. I spent a year of college in Australia years ago and I had quite a penchant for Cherry Ripes. (That and Toohey's New, but that's a whole other story...) We don't have anything like it here. It was so much fun to get a package from the far side of the world.
In sewing news, I made another baby robe. This one for a friend who I am also sewing nursery bedding and curtains for. I wanted it to match the nursery bedding- the fabric underneath the robe. I realized that the only fabric I had that matched perfectly was an expensive piece of linen I had been saving for something special. I decided that since Steph was so generous with her giveaway, I could be generous with my linen. Hopefully the baby likes luxury.
And one more thing relating to awesomeness-- THANK YOU for all the incredible comments on my painted jacket post. I really was excited about the project but I had some fear that everyone would think it was really absurd. I cannot tell you how flattered I am by all the nice words. I don't say it often enough, but I really appreciate all the support and encouragement I receive from everyone through this little ol' sewing blog. Even if you just come and lurk, that's encouragement enough for me and I am grateful that you are here. The online sewing community is such a caring and inspiring place. I'm just in awe of it sometimes. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
I hope everyone has a great week!