Saturday, March 31, 2007

Hippity Hop...

Easter's on it's way. (Side note -- am I the only one who remembers this song? I started singing it earlier today and got a strange look from dh, I'm used to them, but still). How do I know Easter is on its way? Why, because the Easter Bunny delivered my basket of goodies early! These came in today's mail thanks to that delightful little bundle of egg delivering, cotton tailed sweetness.

THANK YOU EASTER BUNNY! (Reality check here -- thank you, thank you, thank you Mom for the lovely Easter time gift)

These fabrics are NOT my usual style at all -- but I am really looking forward to playing with them. Why? As my dh said -- not your usual retinal burn fabrics are they? Well -- no, but dd LOVES Dick and Jane. One of dh's aunts sent her the book this past Christmas and I have spent HOURS reading it to her since then. Of course, I could wish she would say the whole title rather than shouting "Dick!" when she wants me to read it to her. The first time she did that in front of my mil I almost choked on my drink trying to explain what she was asking for. Luckily I "won" in the in-laws lottery and mil laughed and did NOT think I had been teaching dd bad habits with my own language. It also turns out dd had already shouted it out and shoved the book at her at the same time when mil was watching her earlier that week. So, the bunny's (aka my wonderful mother's) gift to me will become a quilt I can "read" to dd and I am thrilled!

7 comments:

Diana said...

No, you're not the only one who remembers that song!!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting...you are set up as no-reply, so I can't get back to you through my comments! I love that Dick and Jane fabric--it brings back fond memories of learning to read back in the olden days!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

I have only recently seen this range on the net and loved it but my babies are unfortunately getting a little big.
What a great mum to send stash expanding rather than waist expanding Easter treats!! cheers, Tracey

gwen said...

Though I don´t know the book, I find the fabric lovely. I don´t have a clue either what exactly a UFO is, or rather from what point it is a UFO. But then, it doesn´t really matter. To have fun, to be creative, to learn something new, that´s the point, isn´t it! So have fun! And take care.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I have seen the D&J fabrics quite a lot this spring and they remind me of my own childhood and yes... the 'hippity-hoppity' Easter song, too!:)
Enjoy, these fabrics are so wonderfully happy and cheerful, your daughter will love the quilt.

Clare said...

In the UK they were/are Janet and John and I very much doubt if they have had any quilt fabric made for them! I think the books are being republished but not, unfortunately, with the original illustrations. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the fabric.

The Wooden Spool said...

Ohhh, I love these fabrics!!! Have fun and be sure to share the end result of these pretties!

Sassenach said...

Not my usual choice of fabric, either, but it brings back happy memories of learning to read.

Darn, I just pieced the last baby quilt I expect to make for a while...