One of the most fun things for me is getting mysterious packages from my clients with packing lists that say anything with the word "sample" on them. Oh boy oh boy oh boy I finally get to see the finished product...I drop any other mail on the floor and rush to my desk for the appropriate package opener and rip into it like an excited little kid on Christmas morning.
This morning there were 2 of these. One big and flat, and one teeny-tiny and sort of padded. I knew exactly what the big and flat one would be, and thankfully the package had one of those easy-open-rippy-tabs so I could tear the heck into it right there on the porch (which reminds me, I should go pick up that little rippy string off the floor before one of the furry ones ingests it). It was my first glimpse at the actual fabric for my At the Lake line of flannel by Henry Glass. (You can click on this picture to see it a little bigger).
Ooh ooh ooh...after months and months of looking at these designs on the monitor and on paper, real swatches of softie-softie flannel for me to touch and see. And I do love the way the whole collection came together...I couldn't be happier.
This collection will be coming to a quilt shop near you soon...I believe they start shipping in May and when I receive mine, well...I'll just say stay tuned for more on this toward the end of next month!
And yes, I did say there were 2 packages on my doorstep.
The other, the teeny-tiny package, had a teeny-tiny surprise that made me squeal (yeah, I know, there's a lot of silly enthusiasm coming from my corner today). It said "samples" and it was from my friends at Legacy Publishing. But it was too small for a greeting card. And I received all my (beautifully done, by the way) samples from them last month. What could this be? Again with the scrambly childlike package-ripping...then these adorable little things appeared.
Okay, not all 3 of these things, the old ratty stuff is mine and is only there to show you the real size of the card. But how cute is that, an itsy-bitsy-teenie-weenie Mini Birthday Card? Hee hee.
I guess that goes to show, it really is the little things that can make my day. Teeny little pieces of fabric, tiny little cards.
Hoping there are teeny-tiny happy surprises in your day today too!
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