Friday, November 19, 2010

Long Time No Post....Here I Am!

Okay, so I've been a bit busy and have neglected the blog. You know it has been awhile when you receive emails asking if your well etc. (you all know who you are and you get extra brownie points!!) Do I even keep brownie points? These two bloggets deserve lots of brownie points don't you think? The above picture is a box of goodies that arrived in today's mail from Mary Lou. She included four patterns of her very own! Love em!

Karen....my dear blog friend Karen....what can I say about her blog friendship that could possibly top her giving me this quilt top? She made two at a time and recently posted one to keep and one to share. I had no idea that is wonderful homespun delight was mine! I've got it in my pile of tops to quilt. It will certainly be a treasure and I will always think of her each time I see it.
Karen and Mary Lou....from the heart I say thank you. Can you be my neighbor?

I do plan to post a few quilts that I've been quilting soon. Here is Short Story pattern from the Schnibbles Times Two book that Sandy made and I quilted a few weeks ago.
What I would like to do is post pictures of quilts in the process of being quilted so that you can see an unquilted area vs the quilted area and really get the sense of seeing it "come to life" so to speak. This is something I always get excited about during the quilting process.

40 comments:

Linda said...

Blogging friends ARE the best! That's what I've been learning every day. Your gifts are so wonderful as are the women that sent them to you! Love the "Short Story!"

Shakerwood said...

I don't know. Do you keep brownie points? Wonderful gifties and great quilts to show. I would love to see a "quilting in progress" post. It always amazes me the work that you do!

WoolenSails said...

What wonderful goodies and wonderful friends.
I know you will make something beautiful with them.
I love seeing your quilts as you make them and the designs you do, I need inspiration and hopefully will get the hang of free motion.

Debbie

Terry said...

Love the goodies you got in your mail! That Short Story quilt is just beautiful! :0)

Stephanie said...

Wowzer, I heart the basket quilt very much. I heart baskets in general. I'm always amazed to see the difference in how a quilt looks after quilting.

paulette said...

OMGosh...love, love, love that basket quilt!! LUCKY you and look at your other loot!! Well if anyone deserves it, you sure do!!
Aren't blogging buddies the best!! Too much fun!
Take care and so happy that you are back!
Paulette

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What awesome gifties that I'm sure are well deserved ! That Short Story looks like one I need to try!

Sharlotte said...

Man oh man do I REALLY like that quilt top from Karen! You are one lucky girl! Love the other quilt as well.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh lucky you! What fun mail! I love seeing your quilting up close~ very inspiring! Have a happy weekend!

Sue said...

How wonderful of your friends to be so kind.
I was wondering who might be receiving that lucky quilt that Karen made! Congrats to you...it's truly lovely. She is talented for sure.

Love the quilt from your Schnibbles book!! Love that border:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sinta Renee said...

What nice bloggy friends! Nice to see what you have been up to:)

Carol said...

I love that basket quilt, how sweet of Karen. Nice gifts from Mary Lou too. Seeing that Short Story quilt makes me want to finish mine.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Beautiful gifts! I love the basket quilt. Karen's stitching and your quilting are going to be a fabulous combination!

Love the Short Story quilt, too. I think it would be really fun to see the quilts in progress and what the quilting does to bring them to life.

Colleen said...

Karen is a wonderful blog friend :o) You are a lucky girl! Love the spool quilt!

Belinda said...

Wow girl....maybe you should duck out more often....wonderful friends you have there...who doesn't LOVE a surprise!!!

Great short story!!

Karen said...

I like those green fabrics! I have a picture saved of a quilt done in navy & that shade of green.

Mary Lou Casada said...

So glad you got the package, Mary!! :-D And what a great quilt top from Karen!! I emailed her to get the pattern name -- and she promptly linked me to Amazon and I got it in the mail already! It's on "the list!" LOL Can't wait to see the comparison photos -- although from what I've seen, I don't have any doubts about how your quilting blesses quilt tops! :-D Fun, Fun!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Just awesome! You must be BUSY, BUSY girl these days.

If I don't "talk" to you before next week, Happy Thanksgiving! Is your son coming home?

XOXO,
Stefanie

Michele said...

I was wondering what you have been up to!? Sounds like you have been busy. I love the Schnibbles, of course! I can't wait to see some of the quilts you are working on during the quilting process. I agree quilting makes them come to life, especially when you are doing the quilting! Your quilting is beautiful!

Lori said...

Quilters are the best! And so generous!!!

Wendy said...

You know you must be an extra special person when you have extra special friends! I'd love to see your quilts in progress :)

Quilts And Pieces said...

What a wonderful package! And I am so jealouse. I've been drooling over that basket quilt on Karen's blog for awhile now! I know you will make it look beautiful! Can't wait to see it quilted!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I've been wondering where you were. Such great treasures from some sweet bloggy friends.

QuiltSue said...

Lovely gifts for a lovely person. I would love to see before, during and after photos, it amazes me sometimes how different a top can look once it's been quilted.

Janet said...

I agree with you abaout the quilting process, when that part gets going, the whole top gets transformed. What happy goodies you've recieved, I know it's because of who you are that you have such lovely friends.

Carol said...

What wonderful gifts in the mail! Blogland friends are the BEST! Love that Short Story!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Mary...I finally got my new computer but my other one was so old, different operating system and now I'm older too and not adapting to the newer versions of everything as easy. So...while I learn what I'm doing, I'll probably lurk a lot on the blogs I visit. But...I digress. I just had to say I love it when you share your wonderful treasures with us. Quilters and bloggers are so great, then you add the two groups into one and have a truly wonderful combination. The quilt top that sweet Karen sent you is so beautiful. I watched her progress on both of the versions and loved them. What a wonderful surprise! I can't wait to see how you quilt it. Hugs...

onlymehere said...

Glad your back! It's been crazy around here too but I can't share why for a couple of weeks. I'd love to see pictures of the quilt "coming to life" and learn more about it. Someday I'd love to be on the quilting end of this too!

Darlene said...

Love, love the Short Story quilt.

Oh, lucky you to receive Karen's extra basket quilt - it's stunning! Good things happen to good people. :-)

Valerie Z said...

I always look forward to seeing what you are working on. I get ideas and great inspiration just by seeing everyone's projects. The best part of any day is reading quilting blogs and knowing you are part of a very special group - quilters!

Mary said...

Glad you are back to blogland. I would love to see your quilting in progress. Maybe I will learn a little insight into quilting.

julieQ said...

I am so happy you are back...and what a wonderful top from Karen!! Just super!

Needled Mom said...

I am sure that you are terribly busy with the holidays coming up, Mary. We can all understand that.

I love seeing your work in progress. It is such fun to see the quilts both quilted and unquilted. Your work is gorgeous.

D. Leigh said...

That little Sampler Quilt is adorable!!! What a sweet and kind gesture ..... Friends, REAL FRIENDS, are priceless!

quilter74 said...

Hi,
I'm an italian quilter,your project are very very beautiful!!!
I hope,one day,to realize at least one like yours!!!
Sorry for my bad english...
Quilter74

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Bloggy friends are great! Your quilt top is beautiful. I can't wait to see it come to life!

Wendy said...

Wow I love Karen's basket quilt, lucky girl. Yes blogging friends are the best.

Millie said...

Mary, you have great blogging friends. The Short Story quilt is beautiful and your quilting make the quilt even prettier.

Karen said...

It's the time of year we are all busy! :0)
I love the baskets quilt, and of course the Schnibbles quilt is wonderful!
Have a great Thanksgiving!

Barb said...

Alot of fun goodies....you deserver them....life gets busy sometimes and sometimes we just get behind....