I myself will be heading south, not west, tomorrow, for a 4 day, 3 night escape, with no kids, and just my lovely husband, to the fabulous Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Thanks to my mom for braving the kids all by herself for the weekend!)
But before we hit the road, we'll be stopping at the post office. I need to send 2 paperback swap books, return a pair of shoes, and, oh, yeah, mail the Monkeyshines quilt off to California! Because it's all done-
and it WOULD have been done in time for my new cousin's due date, which was today, but, she decided to show up a wee bit early... BTW, does anyone know what you call your first cousin's kid? Is she my 2nd cousin or my 1st cousin once removed? Regardless, we call her Celia- isn't that lovely? I am mildly worried that this quilt is a bit to masculine for a little girl. But everyone loves sock monkeys, right? The quilt is cotton on top, flannel on the back, and bound with some fun polka dots. I am becoming incapable of binding a quilt without plaid, dots or stripes...
In that same California-bound box is a little something for Celia's older brother, Noah. He turned 2 in December, and is the sweetest little guy ever. He loves trains and 'tars- which would be GUItars, for those of you not in the know. I figure it's not very fair for the little sister to get everything and the new big brother nothing (even if he did get a pretty cool quilt of his own back in the day...), so I whipped up a special 'tar gift for him:
Okay, must sleep and pack before we head off to the magical city of Santa Fe. Did I mention that our hotel room has a fireplace? Nuff said.