brown paper packages / swaps

Brown Paper Packages…

I’ve got mail on the brain. First of all this wonderful little parcel arrived in the mail today from Jackie.
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I admired her children’s PJ pants (Jackie, I tried to go back and find the original picture on your blog, but couldn’t…hmmm..) and told her I had been wanting to make some for my girls, so she sent me the pattern she used. Not only that, she sent along some adorable buttons (enlarge the picture, it’s worth seeing them up close!), some beautiful vintage fabric and look at the card she made! I’m just going to keep it at my desk to admire. Is it from one of your linocuts, Jackie? It is all beautiful and I love it. I can’t wait to pull out some of those patterns. Emma has already asked me to make her the little cross over swing dress…but I’m thinking I just HAVE to start with the pants and that little jumper top with pockets! Jackie and I have both shared our grumbles about dragging children to the post office, so I know the sacrifice it took to ship this little package!

I’ve also got my miniswap package on the brain as well.

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I know that I need to get it out by the end of this week, so I’ve been doing a little knitting and sewing and picking up a few things here and there for my Canadian partner Mary-Sue and her two children….(who ironically are almost the IDENTICAL ages as Emma and Mary.)

Well, I had one other little crafty endeavor to share today. Something completely random that I whipped (wrapped would actually be a better word for it) last night. But Dan is out of town and I haven’t gotten his crafty opinion of it yet, so I’ll wait to share it…

He’ll be back in time for dinner this evening and I’m ready to collapse into his arms. Mary has been very sick while he’s been away…

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…enough so that we’ve been to the walk-in clinic and had chest xrays. Let’s just say my sweet little Mary is still suffering from some major doctor’s office fears after her Christmas eve incident.

She screamed bloody murder from the moment the nurse tried to take her temp in her ear, all the way through the chest xray (it was horrible, and of course I shed a few tears, again!), to being approached by the pharmacist in a white coat at the drug store. She’s traumatized. But better (now that Dan’s coming home, of course!) She’s still coughing so much that she has to run to me and cling to my leg until the coughing passes before she can return to whatever she’s doing. It’s been a rough three days….Thank goodness for a little sunshine and balmy 37 degree weather ( I live in Wisconsin, remember!?) I even saw a kid in shorts today. It’s not THAT warm…

I’ve got mail on the brain. First of all this wonderful little parcel arrived in the mail today from Jackie.
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I admired her children’s PJ pants (Jackie, I tried to go back and find the original picture on your blog, but couldn’t…hmmm..) and told her I had been wanting to make some for my girls, so she sent me the pattern she used. Not only that, she sent along some adorable buttons (enlarge the picture, it’s worth seeing them up close!), some beautiful vintage fabric and look at the card she made! I’m just going to keep it at my desk to admire. Is it from one of your linocuts, Jackie? It is all beautiful and I love it. I can’t wait to pull out some of those patterns. Emma has already asked me to make her the little cross over swing dress…but I’m thinking I just HAVE to start with the pants and that little jumper top with pockets! Jackie and I have both shared our grumbles about dragging children to the post office, so I know the sacrifice it took to ship this little package!

I’ve also got my miniswap package on the brain as well.

Img_3091

I know that I need to get it out by the end of this week, so I’ve been doing a little knitting and sewing and picking up a few things here and there for my Canadian partner Mary-Sue and her two children….(who ironically are almost the IDENTICAL ages as Emma and Mary.)

Well, I had one other little crafty endeavor to share today. Something completely random that I whipped (wrapped would actually be a better word for it) last night. But Dan is out of town and I haven’t gotten his crafty opinion of it yet, so I’ll wait to share it…

He’ll be back in time for dinner this evening and I’m ready to collapse into his arms. Mary has been very sick while he’s been away…

Img_1741

…enough so that we’ve been to the walk-in clinic and had chest xrays. Let’s just say my sweet little Mary is still suffering from some major doctor’s office fears after her Christmas eve incident.

She screamed bloody murder from the moment the nurse tried to take her temp in her ear, all the way through the chest xray (it was horrible, and of course I shed a few tears, again!), to being approached by the pharmacist in a white coat at the drug store. She’s traumatized. But better (now that Dan’s coming home, of course!) She’s still coughing so much that she has to run to me and cling to my leg until the coughing passes before she can return to whatever she’s doing. It’s been a rough three days….Thank goodness for a little sunshine and balmy 37 degree weather ( I live in Wisconsin, remember!?) I even saw a kid in shorts today. It’s not THAT warm…

9 comments on “Brown Paper Packages…”

  1. Hope that that adorable little one is feeling 100% soon – sick lil’ ‘uns just break your heart!

    I don’t know why, but I was surprised to read that you are in Wisconsin – not sure why that surprised me, but I thought “Wow – didn’t know that!” (I’m a fairly new visitor – only been stopping by since the first of the year…)

    By any chance are you in the part of WI that celebrates the Hodag festival? One of the highlights of my husband’s life was a Spring Break trip he made from Tennessee to Wisconsin sometime in the 80’s – they got there just in time to see the Hodag get married. It made quite an impression, and I’ve always been a wee tad envious that I missed it!

    Take care of that cutie!

  2. The only times we have ever…EVER been to the emergency room (me or the kids) was when Peter was out of town. And we’ve had heating problems only 3 times in almost 12 years of marriage and guess what? Peter was out of town each time (knowing you know about my week already)! We are so much kindred spirits Molly, I laugh at the irony sometimes. Poor Mary, I would feel the same way.

    Lucky you getting such a fun package from Jackie, she’s such a sweetie.

    Now where’s that Dan!

  3. It was a pleasure sending the pattern. It got there fast too. I did cut up a print to make the card.

    I feel for you at the moment. Sick kids are hard work especially on your own.

  4. What great mail to brighten your day! My little girl has been terribly sick this week too. It’s tiring for everyone. I hope yours is feeling better soon and modeling some new pajamas for us!

  5. Good to hear Dan will be home soon for you & the girls.I don’t know if this is happening in other states but we are having out breaks of whooping cough. And my son caught it. And I found out it doesn’t matter if you have shots to prevent it or not. Hope your little girl is feeling better real soon. Hang in there Molly.

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