Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Much Needed Lift

This week was a LONG one in Jakarta. We had a HUGE sagga with Evie falling and needing 13 stitch's, having to be put under anesthesia, missing flights, loosing luggage and on the way home having my wallet stolen out of my bag in Bali. Needless to say after making reports, sobbing to my husband on the phone and getting to our room at midnight Evie and I zonked until out second wake up call at 7:15 reminded me we had to catch our final flight home. I didn't even get to enjoy THIS hotel that we stayed in which was hands down the most gorgeous place I have ever stayed. By the time I got off the plane in Dili I thought there was NOTHING that would drag me out of my current funk. Then my boys met me at the gate with welcome home mommy signs. They smothered me with hugs and kisses and started talking a mile a minute about our unintentional week apart and I was lifted. Then I got home and my cute hubby tossed a flat rate envelope in my lap and when I opened it my gasp stopped everyone in my house. The contents of the enveloped TOTALLY merited this sort of attention:
Oh my gosh my head immediately began SWIMMING with projects. I had to draw myself back from la-la land to read this incredibly sweet letter from Jess at The Planner and the Procrastinator and her Etsy store Chirpy Designs.
(I just about DIED when I saw this one and have the cutest idea for it! Stay tuned, I know you mommies with love it)
I was floored. When Jess originally contacted me and asked me to choose some fabric from her shop I checked out her blog and after seeing what she did knew she had stellar taste and it would be more fun if she picked (I also felt this gave her an easy out if things came up, you know how life is, and she wasn't able to send it. I NEVER want ANYONE to feel obligated to send ANYTHING). I never imagined how much fun it would be to receive a bunch of surprise fabric in the mail and the creative ideas it would induce! It also could NOT have come at a better time. We start going to orphanages on Monday with the Mercy and I wanted to make some modest girl dresses for the little girls at the Muslim Orphanage and was in dire need of some fun fabric so these girls didn't get solid plain 'ole dresses. Thanks Jess for giving me a much needed boost! Tomorrow I am excited to show you how to make your very own personalized fabric birthday banner. Your going to love it!


  1. What a fun surprise to bring your spirits back up! 13 stitches?!?!? That must have been a horrible owie! I hope she's feeling better soon!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your crazy week! *Hugs*

    Cannot wait to see what you do with the fabulous fabric! = )

  3. So glad you got your package in one piece! I jammed it in there and taped it up really well but my hubby said "that is never going to make it!" I told him to have faith in our postal service! I'm so happy that it made you SO happy and helped lighten your spirits after a horrendous week!

    Love and Hugs,

  4. Wow. Jess is AWESOME! You are one lucky woman. And so are those who you are making those adorable dresses for that I saw in another post.
    I just found Jess' blog a day or so ago and love it. She's got such great ideas and just today I found an awesome recipe there too.

    And your tutorials are super cute too. Thank you to both of you.


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