Friday, July 16, 2010

Dear Ms. Kaaren and Prudence

Hello Ms. Kaaren and Prudence,
My journey to North Carolina was bittersweet as I had to say good-bye to you in Canada. My time that was spent in your home ever so brief and lovely. I made it here to my new home today after having traveled many hot and bumpy days as a true prairie doll. My wool pinafore is very warm.

I can tell you that Quilt Hollow is comfy and cozy. Mary already had a special chair for me. I'm still finding my way around her home before I finally choose my perfect place but can tell you I love all her quilts, spools, baskets, crocks and warmth. Oh Kaaren and Prudence, you would love it here! The barter was an excellent idea. Mary quilted your basket quilt in exchange for my adoption and I can tell you by the look in Mary's eyes that she loves me. She just can't get over the way you painted my face so pretty. You should have seen Mary trying to figure out how you made the scissor fob. She really liked that too. I do believe I'm in a good home as she is a quilter!

Here are a few photos Mary took of me and also your quilt just after she finished quilting it for you.

I'm in good hands,
Persephone





**note from Mary*** Persophone has fit into my home perfectly and I couldn't be happier with the barter we shared. Although I must admit your quilt looked fantastic in my home and I hated to send it back. Thank you again Kaaren for the wonderful exchange. I surely got the better deal!

35 comments:

Cindy said...

I need a new home too..LOL

Perfect barter, perfect bloggers, perfection in all things shared.

Terry said...

She looks very happy with you! :0)

Kaaren said...

Although Prudence and I miss Persephone, I know she's happy in her new home because she's already texted to tell me so. *wink*

Thanks a million, Mary for making my Schnibbles so special. Aren't we the best barterers?

Shelley said...

Oh, you two are so lucky to have met up with each other!! Persephone is sweetand looks like she feels right at home!LOL!

Rae Ann said...

There is nothing in the world better than having the gift of a sweet blogging friends except those that barter! LOL! You two have a fun relationship that will always be remembered throughout the years... especially every time you look at your quilt Kaaren and for Mary... every time she looks at Persephone. HOW FUN~!

Darlene said...

A perfect fit! What a great 'deal' between friends. :-)

Carol said...

What a good trade indeed. I also love the beautifully painted face. She does look great in your house.

Stitched With Prayer said...

What a wonderful home Persephone has found. She is truly a beautiful young lady. Oh that face!!! The quilting on Kaaren's Schnibble is also beautiful. Mary, your just having too much fun. No wonder Persephone is so happy there. Big Hugs.

Pat said...

I think that you are both pretty lucky!!!

Denise :) said...

I'm with Pat . . . I think you both got the great end of the barter! :)

Anonymous said...

Great barter! Love both the quilt & Persephone. You did a fantastic job quilting.

Nancy E

Pat said...

Persephone looks quite content there! I'm not surprised, either!!!

Joyful Quilter said...

Persephone looks right at home in her chair...great barter.

Kim said...

She does have a pretty face. :-D A nice exchange of talents.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh I say you both got a wonderful deal!! Bloggers make such great friends.

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful exchange and beautiful pieces that you both can treasure.

Debbie

Wendy said...

Very good barter for both involved.

paulette said...

And everyone lived happily ever after!! THE END!

What a great story!!
Paulette

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

A sweet bed time story - good night you wonderful blogette you!

GeeGee said...

What a great, fun story! Memories in the making!!

Kathie said...

oh she fits right at home in your house.
your quilting is just beautiful I always enjoy the eye candy of your quilting when I viist with every post!
keep sharing
Kathie

irishgirlsews said...

Mary, Your darling Persephone looks content, she has a wonderful new mommy and home to be loved in.
Wendy

Cathi said...

She looks perfectly at home with you!! What a great barter!

Lori said...

I love it when quilters find alternatives to cash!! You both won in the end!!

Karen said...

Mary, such a sweet post. This blogging world is so much fun.

Needled Mom said...

It looks and sounds like a great barter to me too.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Such a sweet a beautiful exchange for both talented friends.

Bunny said...

Great exchange so nice that it all worked out for the both of you.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Oh, how cute is Persephone? She really has found the perfect home, hasn't she? And you're not the only girl in the house anymore!

Janet said...

I think bloggers are pretty good at bartaring, what a treasure and right at home too.

YankeeQuilter said...

Great story....beautiful doll and quilt...sigh.

Shakerwood said...

I'm sorry I didn't get to meet Persephone in person. Maybe some day!

Candace said...

Now that's the best barter of all! I wonder, Mary, do you adopt grownups? (wink)!
Cheers!

Jennifer @ Stitchin' Thyme said...

What a wonderful trade!!

Carrie P. said...

What a great exchange between you two. You both are so talented.