Another thing on the agenda for this week was Maestro's 14th birthday party. His birthday is still a couple of weeks away but he decided he wanted a AFL Grandfinal party for some of his friends. There was originally a guest list of 6 but that grew to 11 by the end of last week, I was kinda of dreading the chaos that a dozen 14 years olds could unleash but we did survive.
There was a very little bit of football watching, computer games, some eight ball, table tennis, pin the porcupine on the pineapple tree (don't ask where that comes from), watching a few Youtube videos, then back for who could can eat the donut hanging from the washing line the quickest, a balloon popping relay and last but not least a charades game using an iPad app which was nearly as noisy as the balloon popping relay. The afternoon was very busy, very noising but the kids seem to have lots of fun. We finally got rid of the last kid at 8 o'clock (party finished at 6pm). Poor Squid hardly had time to touch the pillow and she was out DH & I weren't long behind her.
Now I get to the title of the story. The Perfect Storm that is was a postage delivery storm. We all love happy mail and I had lots of it on Friday. The only problem is DH had a sick day, he is still struggling with that bug that we had the other week and he decided 3 days at home might just kick the end of it.
The normal mail guy arrived with a large envelope with a pattern I had ordered (research you understand). Next a courier arrived with my Moo cards which should have come weeks ago but had to be reprinted because they went missing and then Moo kindly sent them by express and they arrived Friday morning. The guy remarked that there usually isn't anyone home to sign her and DH told him "She is always buying something so I am not surprised" DH asked me if I was on first name basis with the courier guy and I looked at the package and I can't honestly remember receiving anything coming from that Courier Company before. Lastly (at least I was home to usher it into the door before DH saw) came my Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Adjustable Square which was delivered in a huge box to keep it safe. I had been waiting a couple of weeks for this item as it had to be reordered because when Maree at Ozquilts went to send it the first time she found that the one in stock was damaged.
Can't wait to design my next appliqué quilt with this, there are holes in the corners where you can string thread through so that you can line up your appliqué templates. I see another sampler in the making this time appliqué blocks.
I'm looking forward to a planned sewing day with the girls next weekend, can't wait.