Friday, November 16, 2012

The "Holy crap!!! Do you know what this means?!" Pillow

The Monday before Halloween was pretty much the best Monday I've ever had. I woke up in a good mood, ready to start the week. (That never happens.) I even caught myself humming when I walked into the office. I don't remember anything about the work day being stellar, but I guess that'd be too much to hope for.

Rewind a couple weeks earlier to Sewing Summit. I met Kelly from KelbySews the first day. She's adorable and funny, by the way, and I absolutely love her little accent. Anyway, some time during the weekend, she boasted to me that she knew who my partner was in the Pillow Talk Swap. The little tease wouldn't give me any hints, but the fact that she said that stuck in my head.

So, back to the Monday before Halloween. I was perusing Flickr and Instagram and doing a little blog reading during my lunch break. My most favorite pillow posted in the Flickr group for the swap had been shipped out and the blogger mentioned that it would arrive at her partner's house that day. Then, on Instagram, I noticed that Kelly had posted comments a lot on this same blogger's Instagram pics. My wheels started spinning and I was hoping hoping hoping that the pillow I really wanted would actually arrive at my house. I was trying not to get my hopes up all the way though because I'm not usually a lucky person when it comes to this kind of thing and I didn't want to be all let down if the pillow went to someone else's house.

I finished out my work day and headed home. The mister got off work before I did and grabbed the mail before I had a chance to. When I walked into the house, I saw a package on the counter, but I had ordered some fabric and thought that was probably it. When I looked at the sender though, this is what I saw:

holy crap_do you know what this means

I immediately took a picture and posted it to Instagram with the caption: "Holy crap!!! Do you know what this means?! #bestpillowtalkswappackageever !!!"

PTS9 Pillow Received

I'm sure you all know who Angela Pingel from Cut to Pieces is. She's amazing and I've been a huge fan of hers since I started quilting. Her work is absolutely wonderful and I am so blessed to have something she made in my home.

PTS9 Pillow Received

If you haven't already, head on over to her blog and read what she wrote about making things for swaps and the inspirations she has. Reading what she wrote about making this pillow JUST FOR ME really made the pillow I received that much more special.

PTS9 Pillow Received

Thank you, Angela, from the bottom of my heart! The pillow you made is already getting tons of love and will continue to get a lot more!

13 comments:

Kelsey said...

So you're the lucky recipient of that beauty!!!! Such an awesome pillow!

Gill said...

Lucky you!
I saw this on Angela's blog!

amy smart said...

So happy you're the lucky recipient Brooke! It's wonderful.

♥Duff said...

you are the luckiest dog ever. That pillow has been haunting everyone's dreams for weeks--it's unbelievable. Congratulations!

Beth said...

I gasped and said lucky dog! Wow!

Angela said...

thank you Brooke for such a sweet reception to my pillow. I'm so pleased that you love it like I hoped you would. You took some great photos of it!!

traceyjay said...

lucky indeed. :)
yea though!

Anita said...

Lucky!! I've been drooling over that cool pillow :)

Anne said...

YAYYYY Congratulations on getting the amazing pillow!!! I think I'd end up framing it or bronzing it or something. o.O Certainly not letting ANYONE TOUCH IT. lol

Debbie said...

That really is one very awesome pillow! Happy for you!

Nana J said...

Beautiful pillow.

tusen said...

Lucky girl :) It is lovely.

lemony lucy said...

I saw this on her blog! It really is so perfect and geometric and lovely :)

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