Mail Call!

A few posts ago, I blogged about things I would like to buy if I won the lottery.  In my birthday post I hinted about a surprise and implied it had something to do with purses.  Finally, today, I can stop hinting:


My surprise!!!!  Sunday morning, my Dad called and said he’d seen my posting about the purse and that he would like to get it for me for my birthday!

Unfortunately, Brighton doesn’t allow you to purchase their stuff online, and the nearest store I know of is 4 hours away.  I started nosing around, and found this one on e-Bay!  It was an auction that was ending that night, and I managed to snag it for a fair amount less than the full retail price….I was obviously having good birthday karma…

In looking for the purse, I found the matching keyring (and got a pretty good deal…), and that showed up yesterday:


Now, if I can just win an auction for the matching wallet….LOL…

Be careful what you wish for (or blog about…), it might just come true……

My friend Ronda was cleaning out some UFOs over the weekend, and sent an e-mail to a few of us, asking if we were interested.

I know, I know:  why would I want someone else’s UFOs when I have plenty of my own????

I can’t answer that.

Well, I can sort of:  I was intrigued by the challenge of this one.  It’s a Feathered Star project, there are 4 stars that are pieced (and pieced together), but the pattern had an error and the centers of the stars didn’t fit properly.  She worked on it for awhile, but decided that she was too frustrated and didn’t want to try to salvage it.  In today’s mail I got all of this:


Doesn’t it all look yummy?  I can’t wait to spread it all out and look at it, and think about it for awhile. Thank you, Ronda!  I’ll do my best to do something fabulous with it!

So, there’s my awesome mail call report!

Thanks Dad for my surprise, I can’t wait to go somewhere and take my purse with me!!




  1. Vicki W says:

    Love that handbag and the matching key chain is really cute! The new UFO looks interesting. I love feathered stars and the fabrics in this one are beautiful! Good luck!

  2. serendipityquilting says:

    Yippeee!!! Beautiful hand bag!! And key chain!! And a quilt as a bonus?!! Good day for you!! 😀 Enjoy!!!!

  3. Diane F says:

    What fun you have had meeting the mailman lately. I hoped for you that it was the purse that you were hinting about in your previous blog. It is always fun to get something that you really want but wouldn’t ever buy for yourself.

    On your last blog about the book, I am currently reading Secret life of bees, but I have written down this authors name and will be checking him out for my next read. If the librairy doesn’t have it I may buy it.

  4. rondabeyer says:

    Sounds like a great birthday, well deserved! I know you can save my frustrated, about to throw away quilt, can’t wait to see how you make is shine, have fun, I sure wasn’t (lol)…….

  5. Angela says:

    Oh what a great birthday surprise and that UFO is fabulous. I love the simplicity of the black and white. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for this one!

  6. Jo says:

    I have a small Brighton with a matching wallet! I got the wallet sometime later, and Brighton holds up so well that you could get that off of ebay too, and it would still be like new!

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