My next oldest cousin, Lyna, was about three years old when I was born. She swears to this day that when I was born my parents asked her what my name should be. She says since I was born in January and she was soooo young, the only two words she could think of were Toys and Santa Clause. Bahahaha. I just crack up at this story every time she tells it. Like anyone would trust a three year old to name their child for the rest of her natural born life. I still love her.
The real story is my dad is a classical pianist, and I was named after a piece of music written by Giles Farnaby (c. 1563 - November 1640), "A Toye". It has always been told to me that this was a favorite piece of my parents and that my father still had the sheet music, but it was one of his many boxes of sheet music. I had never even thought to look it up on the Internet until the other day, one of my patients asked me why I had not used the wonderful resource of the world wide web to find it. Well today I did and I was very pleasantly surprised that I love it also. So much so that I set it as the ring tone on my phone. Okay, maybe that's a little overboard. So to be a little more overboard, I thought I would share it with you.
Okay enough of that. Onto one of my favorite tutorials I have found this week. This tutorial for making Plump Partridges for your Christmas tree by Modest Maven. Are they not adorable? I will be taking this pattern with me this week to make some of these with my MIL and my grandbabies. I am so excited. Oh and my dear MIL has told my husband that she plans on sending me home at the end of the week with a very special gift. I can't freaking wait!
And now for what I have been working on this week. My first real quilt top. I am currently working on my first disappearing nine block topper. I am so in love with that fabrics and even was able to incorporate some fussy cats (I just learned this term this week, so proud lol). I am not nearly finished with the quilt, but I did Finish two rows : ).