When I came home from Quilt Market on Sunday, I learned that in my absence I had received my package from Heather Ross from her Studio Sale. It is chocka-chocka FULL of amazing goodies, most of which I haven’t had a chance to photograph yet. When I popped the box open, this is what greeted me:
I had expected a mile-high box full of ungettable fabrics, but that might’ve just been my fantasy world talking. She had given us the chance to let her know if we wanted fabric, studio art, paper goods, kids’ clothing, or whatnot, and I pretty much checked all the boxes–I was so thrilled to have gotten ANYTHING (and considering how quickly the sale was closed out, to have made it to the “purchase” page) that I had no idea what I was in for and was only certain it would be totally faboo.
And oh, my. It IS.
A complete Munki Munki outfit for our youngest (you can see it all wrapped in ribbon in the upper right corner there). Some stationery with my adored goldfish. SIX art prints–can’t wait to frame those. Some Mendocino fat quarters. The MOST fabulous shoulder bag in this yummy shade of mustard that is SO my color palette–it’s the delicious dot there in the center.
But as I was going through each piece, I didn’t take photos. And once I got to the last piece, I forgot all about taking photos, because I was all teary-eyed.
This is what Heather Ross sent me:
It looks just like me. I think I could believe that it could BE me, if I just let myself. And if she didn’t make this OF me and then send it to me and sign her name IN INK, I would really appreciate it if you didn’t let me know. Because telling myself that Heather Ross made a sketch of me and sent it in 11″ x 17″ format for me to frame made me very nearly cry, and is giving me so much happiness right now that I don’t really want to be corrected if I’m wrong. Kthx.
When I get it back from the framer’s and get it on the studio walls, I think my studio space might finally be ready for a virtual tour. This is the Missing Piece. I’ll see if I can’t get photos of all the other great pieces, too–although the shoulder bag I’m already filling up with all my personal effects, and the art pieces I’m sending out to be framed, and the stationery really ought to be put into a letter to Rae, at the very least….