First, I have to ask if you had that saying when you were growing up? I remember we used to say it when something was particularly good or exciting when I was growing up in Canada, but as I named the blog post it occurred to me that many of you would not know what on earth I was talking about. Never mind, half of you already think I am on the brink of insanity anyway!
I got my second package for the Goodie Swap today, and I have to say - sorry folks, but it is mine all mine and I am doing a happy dance that would mortify the girls if they were home. Look what I got!!
This amazing package arrived from Jan, whose blog I have been following for absolutely ages and I also consider a bloggy friend - which made this so much more wonderful on top of all the goodness she sent. You can find Jan's blog here. Now you can go have a look, if you haven't already, and you too can become a bloggy friend of hers.
Let's seperate the goodness above into individual items so that you can truly appreciate it.
My glorious mug rug. Great colours and lovely design, all beautifully pieced. What more could a girl ask for?
This little purse is so great, and I am inspired by the dense quilting in straight lines. I must try that some time soon. Inside was that beautiful little broach made with red glass beads. I am hiding it from Helen - no offence to my eldest but she can't have it. In fact I think I had best hide the purse as well as the broach!
And I got scraps. Scrumptious scraps at that. Jan remembered that when she did a post about sorting her scraps I had commented on the pink and white one on the top of one of her piles. She sent it to me! That would be the butterflies above. I also spread the piggy fabric out for you to feast your eyes on. I love that it has little piggy rear ends as well as their various faces.
If you looked very closely at the first photo you may have noticed that the chocolate wrapping wasn't quite as smooth as it should be. That would be because I had the self control of a three year old and had already opened it and had a bite before I got around to taking the photos.
And that is what I got in the post today. I don't think I have ever had so much fun with the post as I have had this past month. I should have got involved in all this stuff years ago!!
I finished my Across The Seas quilt today. But I am not going to blog about it until tomorrow. I was far more excited about showing you what I got from Jan in the Goodie Swap than showing off the quilt. My other accomplishment today (other than not ignoring all the must do household chores) was to make a mosaic for the Scrappy Swap that Kat set up.
Now, I think I am going to go out in the sunshine and have an ice lolly with my girls. Only then will I consider bringing in the bed linen and putting it all crisp and lovely, smelling beautifully of this Indian summer, on our beds.