I get such a tingle when I see that brown truck or white truck with the Green and Blue Fed-Ex letters on it pull up to my door. I know the driver(s) is going leave a box containing goodies that will make me smile all day. As an adult, it brings back those feelings of when I was a kid and saw all of those packages around the Christmas tree waiting to be opened.
My kids call these trucks the “present man”. “M-o-m!, the present man is here!” and then they watch their mother behave like a kid. Of course they don’t get why I become so excited when they see me pull out fabric, quilt gadgets or thread from the depths of the mystery box. “Oh. it’s fabric”, they say in chorus with disappointed monotone voices and then they disperse as quickly as they gathered.
The present man came bearing gifts recently and I was hoping this fabric I had ordered online was going to be as good in person as it was on my computer screen. I love strawberries (understatement). I love to eat them, draw them, applique them……..you get the idea. So when I saw this fabric, it was so perfect for a vintage applique idea I had swimming around in my head. This would, in theory, work as a fabulous background fabric for the applique. It also inspires me to design some custom special fabric to coordinate with this. Hmmm, I think I will add that to my to-do list.
So I took time out from the quilting to fondle my fabric and let the ideas flow. It takes so little to amuse me doesn’t it? So I was wondering, does anyone else regress to an excitable child when they see these delivery trucks pull up to their door?
Now back to fondling my fabric and listening for that familiar screech that will hopefully be outside my door, not my neighbors, with something I forgot I ordered.
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