Katrin, über generous blog friend, surprised me last week with a Fliegenpilz seam ripper! She said that when she saw it she wanted to get if first because she knew I’d want one. Yup, she’s right. This is a great gift!
Katrin’s note mentioned that hopefully I wouldn’t have to use it often, but when I did, I could rip in style. This reminded me of a story quilt queen Alex Anderson once told on her podcast. She was at an event somewhere, wearing a very nice seam ripper as a pendant. A lady approached Alex and said that she (Alex) was such a good quilter that she probably never needed to use a seam ripper. Alex responded that no, she was such a good quilter because she used a seam ripper.
Over the years I too have learned to love my seam ripper. I don’t usually feel bad ripping out seams — I view it as an opportunity to make my work better. So, not only will I be ripping in style, but I will be ripping often! (In fact, I’ve already used it and the chunky handle is quite comfortable.)
Thanks Katrin. 🙂
In addition to such a thoughtful gift from Katrin, I got a few more things too. It’s my birthday today so my family sent wonderful things. I also got an incredible package from blog friend Jeannie. I know I have a “quilt mom” in Gerrie, but I think now I can say I have a very doting “quilt aunt” in Jeannie. Wow! All I can say Jeannie, is WOW! Fabric, book, goodies, wow!
Commenter Heidi sent me a cute little handmade dwarf to go with the snowflake girls too. He’ll be very happy here. Thank you so much Heidi!
The dwarf is with my loot from the chocolate museum today. I’ll post about THAT tomorrow.