Besides 6 political flyers*, I received two packages in the mail yesterday. The first box included the new IQA "Award Winning Quilts" 2013 Calendar. This is exciting because my quilt "O Happy Day" is Ms. July! July is my absolute favorite month of the year. I am very happy that OHD represents that month.
Several years ago my brother-in-law called me after he visited a calendar pop-up store. He said, "I looked at the quilt calendars, but I didn't see any with your quilts on it." All I could think was, "What?? Why would my quilt be on a calendar? What is he thinking?!?" And here OHD is. On a calendar.
I knew package number two was coming, and then I promptly forgot the conversation I had about it, so opening it was a surprise again. A client/friend who moved to Michigan found a stash of yo-yos in her quilting supplies. She thought I might like to have them, and she was right. They are different sizes, and many different fabrics. My favorites are about 1.5" in diameter in a box marked 1933. I have great quilting friends!
*Brief Side Note: I LOVE presidential politics (except for the political ads on TV - ugh). I have a quilt ready to do some handquilting on so I can continue Convention watching this week.