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Thread: My Quilty Fairy Godmothers

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    Junior Member QuiltyLisa's Avatar
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    I have the best MIL and Aunt-inlaws anyone could ask for.

    I have been laid off since Jan and of course the first thing to be cut in the household budget is Hobby items. Mainly my Quilting and Dollhouse building supplies. For Quilting I have been very frugal and only buying exactly what I need. Dollhouse wise I have not bought anything. Well today I got a Huge and I do mean huge box from the UPS guy. Its full of new fabric so far I have counted 22 yards of Miscellaneous fabrics and 10 yards of bleached Muslin and 30 FQ's and there are 7 quilt books and a dozen cones of machine quilting thread and quilt gadgets and a lot of Stabilizer for my machine embroidery.And a $200 gift card for the online Dollhouse supply shop I order from.
    I called my MIL and asked WHY??WHAT??. She told me,She and my Husbands 3 Aunts all chipped in a few hundred dollars each and went on a shopping spree for me.She said the Why was just because. She said they had a total blast at the quilt shops and decided what was left to get me a gift card for dollhouse supplies. And Its funny how my MIL knows the colors I love and my love of batiks. MIL and the Aunts are awesome.

    I reminded her that my birthday is next month so this can be my most awesome birthday gift and she said Nope. That will be another package.

    I am so so lucky.!!

    Lisa

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    What a great set of in-laws you have there. I am so pleased for you. Enjoy!

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    That's incredible! I'm sure you're going to enjoy every yard of your fabric.

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    Wow.. geez sis you hit the Powerball of the in-law Lottery.!!! and no one deserves it more sis!!

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    Tippy the only thing that would of made the packaqe better would be a box of Moon Pies and you here to share it all with :)

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    what a wonderful care package

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    How sweet of them to think of you!!! You truly have been blessed :D :D :D I could just picture them in the quilt shop...giggling...holding up fabrics....having a good 'ol time!!! :D :D :D

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    Awesome :)
    Hope you have many many fun filled hours with your treasures :)
    gotta love in-laws like that :)

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    You have been truly blessed!! :D
    I am sure you deserve it, too.
    :D :D :D :D

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    That is awesome! And you know, that is something my MIL would do too!
    She is great!

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    Yes I am very blessed. I have made quilts for all the Aunts and my MIL.Its hard sometimes because we are so far away from all them. I am truly excited about the gift card. I make Victorian style dollhouses and when I am finished I donate them to Ronald McDonald house to Auction off for charity.
    Our Ronald McDonald house here in Boston has a beautiful large Victorian dollhouse that I built and added electricity and is fully furnished for the kids to play with. I want to learn to make quilts for the dollhouses but we are talking some really really tiny pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    :D :D :D I could just picture them in the quilt shop...giggling...holding up fabrics....having a good 'ol time!!! :D :D :D
    I thought the very same thing! Oh, how much fun they must have had! Family can be such a blessing, huh? Well, your post was such an up-lifting one and I thank you for sharing. Have fun with all your goodies!!!

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    You lucky lucky girl. "just because" is the best reason. Enjoy your treasures and enjoy those wonderful people.

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    Well, what fun! And what a nice family!

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    What a wonderful surprise from such wonderful ladies!

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    You are one the luckiest people I know!!
    And on top of that you have the best in laws!!!
    Don't forget to show us what you going to make!!!
    Kendra

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    What a nice surprise!!! Do they want to adopt me????? :D

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    The package was obviously "Just because you are a very wonderful, special daughter in law" and she knows it! Isn't it nice to be appreciated by your MIL!

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    If you wern't a kind loveing person these people would know...you got what you deserve...its nice to say that in a good way :D

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    What a great gift!
    Enjoy!!

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    that is fantastic! you are blessed!

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    Oh, Lisa - what a blessing!!!!
    I, too, can really imagine the fun they must have had, picking out everything for you, imagining your face when you got it!! And what a special person you must be for them to want to do it!!!
    Enjoy!!!!!!! :-) - and don't forget to show us some pictures of it all! :wink:

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    What great in-laws. They absolutely knew how much you would appreciate it.

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    how wonderful!!!

    I'm kinda envious, but with guilt attached. My occasional surprise in our hard times is a gift card for true necessaries. Mom's are for my prescriptions since she's afraid I won't be able to afford the $100+/mo (yes, we have insurance) so not get them. Sis sends grocery store cards since her fear is that I will not get food. Whenever I visit, they pay my car's gas and absolutely any activity we do since if not, I couldn't come. They know I have nothing else to give up since our only entertainment expenses are tv, computer, piano (hubby) and quilting(me) and the joy of granddog petsitting, which is actually therapy. Maybe once they know we can handle our basics, they too will think to send me fabric.
    So, I really understand your delight and gratitude and I'm happy for you.

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    What a great generous surprise for you. They sound like loving a giving relatives. I'm sure your wonderful nature brings out the best in these great people. Have fun.

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