Yesterday, she told me that she didn’t know if she’d give it to me that night, or if I’d have to wait until Friday night. Well, Mark and I went out for supper and shopping, and she corralled the boys for us. When I called to tell her when we’d be home, she told me that we had to stop at her house, and that I was supposed to call her when we got into town.
We got to her house, and I’m calling for her and she’s yelling back and I get into her front room where the computer is, and she and Will are talking and there is another voice coming out of the computer.
Turns out she was on a Skype call, and I could tell by the Skype ID that it was none other than that sneaky Lynn Douglass.
Mom did the Princess and the Pea embroidery:
And if I’m understanding correctly (needless to say I was a little overwhelmed…), she commissioned Lynn to piece and quilt it. She sent it back to my Mom to bind.
You can’t really see the awesome quilting on the back, because it’s so busy, but it’s a little bit funny: Lynn bought that fabric from me, I had it in the shop.
They have been keeping this secret from me for MONTHS. Crazy. I’m a little bit torn, because on the one hand, I want to snuggle up under it, but on the other hand…I want it hanging up where I can see it. I think it’s probably going to go on the wall in my bedroom. At least for now, since it’s not exactly quilt-snuggling weather at the moment.
I’m pretty sure that this is the first quilt anyone has made for ME.
Mom was right, I never, in a million years, would have guessed they were making me a quilt.
Oh! And Lynn sang Happy Birthday to me, too. And…at least one of her sons, were they both there? I wasn’t sure.
Thanks to all of you who sent birthday wishes, but most especially thanks to my Mom and Lynn who gave me such an amazingly awesome gift.