Tuesday, January 29, 2013

What Treasure a Friend Is!

Things have not calmed down ... there was little or no dillydallying this weekend!  Our school was hosting an annual Basketball Tournament ... I love community traditions like that ... it is always fun!

The sun was shinning ... so we did take Kysa out the road for a couple of hours on Saturday.  And then ... back to the gym for classic Wolverine Basketball ... and chaperoned the dance afterwards!
Sunday was another beautiful day!  I spent the day doing housekeeping chores that had been ignored for far too long ... ;-) ... and mountains of laundry!  Monday was a very busy day at work and I came home feeling completely spent.  I am not exaggerating when I say that dillydallying helps bring calm to my crazy life ... and I hadn't done any for nearly two weeks!
Mr. DillyDally came home from work to find Flicka and I "resting" in the recliner ... Flicka doesn't often like to snuggle (she is too busy for that nonsense) but after being home alone all day, she will allow me to cuddle her after work ... for a short while!  Mr. DD brought this package home from the Post Office and stated, "A quilt order came in."  My response, "I didn't order anything."
It was a package from Metro QBee Mary Ellen!  My exhaustion disappeared and I was grinning from ear to ear!  Ask Mr. DD ... that packag got me up and hopping!
Total cuteness!  Pink rickrack!  I couldn't even begin to guess what treasure was inside!
Total treasure!  Be. Still. My. Heart!  Squealing with delight!
Yep ... a package sent with love ... and holy moley did I feel it!  She sent yardage from the Pam Kitty Love fabric line...
... oh how I love this fabric!  Such happy fabric!
This bowl shaped pot holder was made by Mary Ellen!  She made several and sold them at fundraisers for an inner city school she supports.  I love how she saved the kitty themed one for me!  This will get a lot of use ... and I'll think of Mary Ellen and her kindness every time!
While visiting Mary Ellen's sewing room last summer, she allowed me to take pictures of her closet.  I fell in love with the Minnie Mouse tin tucked in amongst her projects and supplies!
And now I have a version of my own!  How wonderful is that!!!!  It will have a very special spot in my sewing room!  Too stinkin' sweet!!!  And look at these QBee and KBee cards?  Complete sweetness!
Tucked secretly away inside the tin was this antique Valentine's card ... a kitty, that looks just like my Flicka ... knitting!  Yep, I get choked up everytime I pick it up!  Talk about the perfect dillydally card!
 I wish I could put into words the true value this gesture of kindness has.  I am so touched by your thoughtfulness Mary Ellen!  I am humbled ... thank you!  What a treasure you are!

Do what you love.  Practice kindness.  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally


  1. Oh, what great tresures!
    LOVE the kitty fabric!
    I love reading your blog about quilting and Flicka too. :)
    The pics on your header are pretty also.
    My SIL lives in Kasilof.
    Is that near you?

  2. A lovely gift for a lovely person. I love the kitty fabric and may have to find some for my stash. I hope you find some dillydally time soon.

  3. Ditto on what Miss Carol said. QBees are the best!