I'm feeling the love, let me tell you!
Firstly, whilst perusing along the new posts in The Old Reader, I happened upon Rhonda's weekly Showcase post, in which she shares stories and photos of two other sewing bloggers. I looked through the first set of photos, very impressed with Virginia's sewing (particularly that black lace dress!!), and then had a double take moment, because somehow the photo of the pillowcases I did for the Mary Bridge project popped up. I was confused for a moment...then I realized that the second blogger featured this week was yours truly. What a surprise!
And I got a lesson in photo posting...every one of the photos of mine that she posted were fuzzy; I'm assuming that's because I reduce the size/resolution of them before I add them. I've always done that...first to reduce the upload size (back when I started blogging, there was a limit as to how much you could upload in a given month) and also to prevent my photos from being used by strange and unauthorized folks (still shaking my head over the guys who wanted to use a photo of a pair of plaid pants I'd made in a article about lame outdated fashion). Not that Rhonda is either stranger or unauthorized...but I'm here to tell ya, shrinking the photos works. ;-) The blurries were not her fault.
Then, today I walked up to the front step and saw two packages on the step. One was the WAWAK package with my buttons and hymo, but the other was hand addressed...to me. Puzzled, I reached for the package to see the return address and realized it was from my cyber friend Miriam in Kansas. We've never met, but Miriam has been a long time reader (and commenter!) on both my blogs.
In that package was a 3-yard piece of black denim. Washed, dried and ready to sew.
My friends, it reads 'black' against the other fabrics in the SWAP pile. The real deal.
The black denim jacket has now replaced the denim shirt in my SWAP plans; it will be the second wild card.
I've already emailed Miriam to squeal my thanks, but I want to publicly say here 'THANK YOU!!!' I will think of you every time I put on that jacket.
Here's hoping I don't mess it up sewing it. ;-)