Friday, October 31, 2014

I'm a lucky girl, too!

In the online community I have met so many talented and generous quilters. So many have helped me improve my skills with their tips. But, every so often there are people that you just really connect with. Recently, Debbie who blogs at  Kitten Creates posted a comment on my blog. I checked out her blog. She had posted a cross-stitch quilt top for sale in her Etsy shop. It had belonged to her mother, but she had only done a little of the embroidery.
 I bought it and love working on it late at night because it is mindless...which is what I am late at night. LOL. I am embroidering it in the blue and green option. But, I can't bring myself to rip out her mother's stitches just yet. I began work on a different part. Debbie also included a few yo-yo's she makes from the 1930's prints. 


 Debbie and I chatted back and forth by email. She has a lot of 1930's prints. Some are reproduction and some are vintage. She is making several projects with them. I was finishing up my Dresden Plate quilt top with 1930's. At first we intended to swap some of the fabrics, but I finally just packed up most of my 1930's repro prints and sent to Debbie. You can see those on her blog post here.

Then, a few days ago, my hubby brought in a package with the mail. My first thought was that I could not remember ordering anything. Then, I saw Debbie's name and address. Inside was a veritable cornucopia of yo-yo's. Look how sweet!
There are about 70 yo-yo's (I lost count). I  am already making plans for these little cuties. And to top it off, she also sent a pin cushion she made of some of my own scraps. 
The pin cushion is filled with sand, so it will sharpen my pins. Plus, the added weight makes it stay put on my chair arm. I love it!

I was just over-whelmed by her generosity! I rarely get hand-made gifts because people figure I can do it for myself.




(Some of you may have noticed an error message where my blog was supposed to be. It took a while, but I am finally back. I just wish tech support would not assume I have a clue what they are talking about.)


5 comments:

Kitten said...

heheheheheeee!!! I loved sending those yo-yos & the pincushion to you, Donna. I was amazed at your generosity with gifting all those 1930s pieces to me & I thought you needed one of my pincushions created with some of your fabric. My pincushions like yours have been in constant use since the 1970s...so I know you'll get years of use from yours.

It's been a delight to get to know you through our blogs & email. I love the colors you're using to stitch Mom's quilt top...I can't wait to see it finished & I'm so happy it found a good home with you.
xo
Debbie
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Rebecca in AK said...

I like the blue and green colors way too. Is it on one large piece of fabric or squares? I have met so many wonderul friends since I started blogging too. Very cute Yo Yo's and pin cushion!

Teresa in Music City said...

Welcome back!!! I wondered if you were still blogging :) The main reason I blog is because of all the wonderful friends I make in Blogland - and you're one of them my sweet friend!!!!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I love the colorway that you are using and what fun you will have making all those cross stitches. I love the idea of the sand in the pin cushion. Mine is constantly falling off of the arm of the chair! Can't wait to see what you will do with all those yo yos!

Cathy said...

I wondered where you got off to. Didn't know you had blog problems! I've never even seen an old embroidery bedspread like that. It definitely appears to have found a good home. And aren't those yoyos quite a site. I'd like to just look at them everyday sitting in a bowl!

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