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.)