Wednesday, March 6, 2013

With a Little Help from My Friends

Some time back, my friend Wonky Girl  (Deb) and I had a little email conversation about "strings" with the result being that I sent her an envelope with some of my overflow of said strings.  (Don't ask.  I have no clue how they keep multiplying. It seems that the more string quilts I make - the more strings I have left.)
Anyway, this week I got an envelope in the mail from Deb sending me these beautiful star blocks.  Believe me, my mouth fell open.  They are GORGEOUS! - each and every one.  I immediately emailed to see if she'd lost her mind  made a mistake and she assured me she had plenty more.  O Happy Day!
The orange/yellow sashing fabric was a gift from my good friend and neighbor Sandy a while back.  Is it not perfect??  I was just so excited about the whole thing I stayed up most of the night finishing sewing it all together.
Thank you so much Deb!!  I will think of you each and every time I see this.  Because you know it's staying here.  And thank you, Sandy, for the perfect accompaniment!

Meanwhile, out in the back yard I put a little fence around the garden bed right outside the back door.  This is to protect what is growing there from dogs and chickens.  Today I put something someone else in there for protection, too.  Can you see her?

How about now?  Yes. That is Chloe.  Young Lady has decided that Chloe is the perfect playmate for her.  Chloe does not agree, but has not been able to convince Lady of that fact.
Hard to believe, isn't it, that she could ever do anything wrong?  Look at that innocent little face.  She is so much like a toddler human that it is just hilarious when it isn't making me crazy.  (Those are two of her toys underneath her.  She is very possessive.)

And here is another look at those glorious star blocks.  I am just so in awe of people who can do things like this.
It has been lovely weather here all week.  Our windows are open right now, though they'll be closing soon as it will be cold later tonight.  I hope your week is going well and that there have been lovely surprises for you, too!
Hugs and kisses,


Muddling Through said...

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Exuberant Color said...

The star quilt is beautiful. You couldn't have found a better fabric than the orange for the sashing.

Windows open? That is only a dream for me.....

Wonky Girl said...

Oh my, you did a wonderful job choosing a sashing fabric for those stars! It really sets them off like they are sparkling. I'm so glad they are no longer languishing in a baggy ;-) My heart is happy!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- someone sent you all those stars? That's wonderful. And you've done them proud too!

And awwww, Lady has a little friend. Too bad Chloe's not participating -- that's so sad LOL!

And my week was full of fun surprises -- mostly, we finally got some decent snow this winter!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Nice friend! Your orange sashing is just perfect with the blocks. Can't wait to see this one quilted!

Susan said...

What a great quilt, love the story behind it because I know it will be forever treasured. Windows opened here too and sitting outside in the sun. We are in for some roller coaster weather tomorrow but at least it's warm.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow - how awesome that you were gifted those gorgeous star blocks - and the perfect sashing material! That is certainly a quilt that deserves to stay at your house! ;-)

Poor Chloe ... the only way she can get respite from Lady is in the garden? Awwwww.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilt and the bright colors. Love seeing the pictures of green (no snow) and your cute little animals.

Susie Swanson said...

Wow, that is an awesome quilt.. Love the orange.. Your garden is looking so good..