Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Blogging Friends Are Some Of The Best!!!

Wendy's package arrived today! This is my very first blog swap package and I just love it all! A few months back we discovered each other's blogs and asked about doing a small quilt swap for November. My new little quilt is to die for! I remember commenting on her blog's post last August just how much I loved the stars and that border print.....little did I know one would come my way! But wait, there's more! She also sent a needle keeper she made complete with a tiny little rusty bell (love that added touch!), embroidery needles that I've had my eye on, a pattern and also holiday notepad.

I just started blogging this past summer after reading other quilter's blogs. I observed just how much fun they were having interacting and getting to know each other and then their exchanges of small quilts, pin cushions, needle keepers, fat quarters or whatever they wanted to create small surprises in the mail. Sometimes they were done secretively; one blogger would be the "ring leader" and match up the quilters. Blogs would post pictures of their latest quilts in progress and this kept me motivated in my own quilting. I especially love to see the newest lines of fabrics, patterns being used and not sitting in a opened up a whole new world to me and I decided to jump in and join the fun. I've enjoyed getting to know many who comment and regularly email me outside of the blog postings. Many of these new blogging friends have very similiar interest as myself making me wish we all could live in the same town and meet regularly for quilting, coffee, lunches, antiquing or whatever friendship allows.

So to the non-bloggers out there (and you all know who you are.....I've got at least 7 non-blogging friends who read me regularly!) consider joing in on the fun.

And to Wendy, thank you so very much!! I can't wait for you to receive yours so I could post the photos!!

There is still time to enter the drawing for the pattern. Please keep comments to the post below.


Wendy said...

I'm glad it arrived so fast and you'll enjoy the quilt. I had fun making it with you in mind.

Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me and meeting friends like you has been a bonus.

Kathie said...

oh what a nice surprise you recieved...
great quilt Wendy made.

Libby said...

Quilters are wonderful and generous by their very nature . . . but blogging quilters really are in a league of their own *s*

Gypsy Quilter said...

What a lovely group of treasures. Yes, quilters are the best!

marie said...

The Land of Blog is a wonderful place indeed! Love your new quilt and thanks for visiting my blog yesterday!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think I'm in love with that quilt! I too have found blogging to be a wonderful way to interact with other women. And it's all been positive and uplifting. blessings, marlene

Stina said...

Have just come from Wendy and wanted to see the lovely quilt you got... and WOW... the quilt is fantastic... Ain´t blogging/quiting friends the best!!! :o)
Enjoy your gifts...
I will enjoy myself and take a tour to your blog... saw many nice things made by you... ;o)

Suzy said...

Welcome to blogland! Isn't it wonderful here? Love your blog and your quilts. Hope to see more. :o)

Judy said...

Oh what a lovely quilt and such wonderful goodies! Love those stars too! It's been a blast to "meet" and know some of the wonderful quilting bloggers all around the world!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Aren't Wendy's quilts the best! I just love everything she does! Glad to visit your blog!

MARCIE said...

How fun to get such a nice surprise!

Gayle said...

YOU ARE SO LUCKY! I adore that fussy-cut star fabric! Have looked all over for it locally with no luck! She did a beautiful job on that quilt - what a fun swap!

Karen said...

Oh, what a wonderful little quilt and all the goodies with it. I agree that quilting blog friends are some of the best!

Shasta said...

Welcome to blogging. So glad you jumped in, and look, you're started swapping already! It is a wonderful swap package that you received.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a nice quilt that Wendy made. Isnt she just the nicest?? I cant wait to see what you made. I love swapping with bloggers.

yellowfarmhouse said...

I agree with what everyone has said. Your quilt is darling just like your swap partner. Wendy is a sweetheart who always sends such great mail :). I LOVE that quilt.

Blogging is a wonderful place to meet up with others who share the same love of what we love. I've made some great friendships that I would have never made otherwise. Can't wait to see your part of the swap.

Hugs - Karen

Carrie P. said...

What a nice gift Wendy sent you. She has a nice blog too.

Chookyblue...... said...

blogland sure is the best and Wendy is a lovely bloggy friend......

Carole said...

There are some amazing quilters in blog land. What a beautiful quilt. Why am I not surprise? Wendy, is one of the bestest! She is such a kind, beautiful and generous soul. Enjoy!

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