Dear Wicked Step Mother…

Dear Wicked Step Mother…

During a recent visit to Dallas we visited a quilt/fabric shop (shocker!) and it was Ann’s (aka affectionately Wicked Step Mother (WSM) of 40 years-but whose counting?) first visit to such a store.  In true form, she is always ready for one of my shopping jaunts!  Woohoo!   My fellow lover of “all things shopping,” we ventured into the “sticks” (the burbs) to find the store…

We found it just 45 minutes away to our estimated 5 minutes away!  Typical Texas Travels!  All excited, we picked out a book to purchase-Quilts Made Modern by Weeks Ringle and Bill Keer (love, love, LOVE this book, by the way-buy it!).  My WSM then picked out her quilt and experienced her first “there are way too many choices” fabric dilemma- an hour later and a half later (but who is counting?) we purchased our treasures and went on our way…

I think I received daily calls, nudges, emails, Facebook posts and more “hinting” not so subtly when the quilt might be finished… I tortured her a little and made the WSM wait until her anniversary… well, not really.

40 Years of Bliss!

You, see, I sent the package two weeks early with a note on the box “do not open until your anniversary” knowing full well that my beloved WSM would open it immediately… delayed satisfaction is not a family trait!  So she opened it and celebrated her much deserved 40 year wedding anniversary early… a pence for being married to my father for all these years!  Just kidding Dad-I love you!!! :-)  Happy Anniversary-may your love be everlasting! Cheers to the next 40 years!

Love, the Wicked Step Daughter (aka Linda at QUTI.org)

PS I can already feel the new quilt request coming my way!!! xoxoxo