239: my new friend Jess

You know what that means, don't you?

When you see little bits, you know I went to Tumbleweeds! I love that there is a killer  the quilt shop 5 minutes up the street from my house. (And it's on my way home from work. Good for my stash, bad for my wallet.)

I went there with a new friend. Jess is a reader who commented on a previous post about little bits. She grew up on the Cape and is a longtime customer of Tumbleweeds and she loves those little bits like I do!  We went to the same high school,  and graduated just a year apart.  

Currently living in New Jersey, she frequently visits her parents who live on the Cape. This is lucky for me because she is awesome! Sunday we met up for the first time, effortlessly gabbing away for a good hour and half like we'd been friends for a long time. Don't you love when that happens?

Jess's birthday was last week, so when we first sat down I said, "I have a present for you!"

To which she replied, "I have one for you, too!"

I squealed, "Ooh, I love presents!"

She said, "I know!"

Did  I mention how much I love blogging?

Look at this:

Pitter-patter goes my heart. A gift. Wrapped in fabric. Wrapped in bee fabric. Tied with real ribbon. Swoon.

I mean, that right there is thoughtful enough, right?

Beautiful golden honey! Local honey from where Jess lives. And I'm betting it didn't come with that little jammy fabric bonnet. This only occurred to me as I was photographing it. I bet Jess put that on there. I wouldn't put it past her. She is my kind of girl.

It gets better.

Can you freaking believe it? She made this for me! I am smiling right now just thinking about that. You know what's cool? It is the same size as the mini quilt that Scott made for me! They are going to look so cute hanging next to each other!

And a detail I noticed when I got home:

At first I thought they were flowers, but It's quilted with little four-leaf clovers! 

Wow. Thank you so much, Jess! So thoughtful and generous.

Visit Jess at her new blog Juicy Bits, where she has already started posting tutorials and sharing her mad sewing skills. Jess is one to watch!

xo, m