Thursday, January 26, 2012

True "Sweet" Hearts

I have been so excited to do this post and now I finally can share how touched I was by the generosity of a very sweet friend. (Well, two actually)

Almost two months ago, one of those friends, Suzanne, at Strawberry Patches held a fabulous giveaway.
She was offering this fat 1/8 bundle of the then new line by Pam Kitty Morning.
I fell in love with these brightly colored fabrics with a retro feel, and entered along with many others.
This is the bundle of yumminess.
The next two pictures courtesy of Suzanne's blog.

After a fun video reveal of the winner done by Pam  of Pam Kitty Morning, I was thrilled to learn that my sweet blog friend Annelies of Sew Blessed had won. I couldn't have been happier for anyone (even myself) that my friend had won. I was dying to email her, but sat on my hands for awhile, then kept checking back at Notes from the Patch to see if Annelies had posted that she knew she had won.
You can go to here to read what happened.

Well, guess who really got the surprise when I read her comment to Suzanne.
That "Sweet" heart of a friend talked Suzanne into splitting the prize with me and Suzanne is just enough of a "Sweet" heart of a friend to do just that.
So one of these precious bundles went to Annelies and one came home with me.

So, why did it take so long for me to share this with you, you say?
Well, it was right before Christmas and of course it had to be just the perfect project, ya know.
Annelies and I decided  to do our projects at the same time so we could encourage each other.
I asked her to pick the project. Oh my gosh, she is a quilt teacher and does so many wonderful quilts. I trusted she would come up with the perfect project.  And....she did.

We are joining in with Anne Sutton Of Bunny Hill for her Scrappy Plate Club.
I have always wanted to do a Dresden Plate quilt. I have done a couple of pillows, but never a quilt.
These fabrics are perfect. I love hand work and appliqueing the blocks will be so much fun.
Here are all my little blades cut and ready to go.
Last night, I got one block put together.
I am so thrilled, I just can't tell you...
The background will be a white on white and I am going to SP soon to get the border...oh I hope they haven't run out.
There must be 50 or more different prints in the bundle. I picked out the blues, reds, and yellows because I am making this for the little blue and white trailer we are still in the process of remodeling. It has a retro look and this quilt will be perfect.
There are lots of pinks and greens that I can use for another project.

I must  once again say thank you to my blog friend, Annelies for sharing this treasure with me. Not just sharing the fabric, but sharing the fun of doing this together.
We haven't met yet, but I know we will soon.

Also thanks to my real life friend, (of almost 45 yrs.) Suzanne for her part in this fun ride.
We don't see each other often enough, but I know where I can always find her.

I gave you a lot of links and encourage you to visit those blogs for inspiration and fun.

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Annelies said...

Yes....God IS good, and what fun we are both having. I too was SHOCKED at how much fabric we will have to play with. I picked the first project, and you will have to pick the next one!!! How fun that we can encourage each other. All in all one of the happiest quilting experiences I have had.
Thanks for your kind words sweet friend. You are such a blessing in my life. XXX

Nancy B said...

Beverly, I was so excited for you when you got this bundle and now I am excited about the Dresden Plate quilt! I saw a neat tutorial today using a special ruler for the blades that has piqued my interest. Can't wait to see the finished quilt. It will be so cute in your trailer.
Warmest wishes.

PamKittyMorning said...

I loved how Annelies shared her bundle with you. This was just the sweetest story ever. Love your Dresden Plates and look forward to seeing it completed.

Suzanne is an inspiration for sure. I'm looking forward to a visit to Strawberry Patches this weekend!
Happy Sewing! xo

Suzanne said...

Wouldn't it be fun if you and Pam happened to be at the store at the same time? Love Annelies idea and those sweet little Dresdens. If it weren't for the generousity of Anne Sutton and her free designs and your friends willingness to share life wouldn't be nearly as sweet. Have fun!

Sewn With Grace said...

So beautiful Beverly!!! What happy fabric!

luvtoquilt said...

I was so excited for you when I read about Annelies' generosity on Suzanne's blog awhile back! I'm also participating in Anne's fun Dresden plate project -- I'm loving how it's turning out. Your blocks are adorable! Looking forward to seeing the completed project!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Lovley Colours :)
and do not miss......




It is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

happy little cottage said...

Oooooh how lucky and how nice of your friend to share. Love your dresden, and I am over the moon in thinking that this is going in a vintage camper!!!! Please share LOTS of pictures!! xoxo Debbie

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

What a blessing for you to have those yummy fabrics to be creative with. So nice of your friend to share her winnings. I can already envision those prints in your remodeled trailer. Such a fun post. I got excited for you.

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

My, what a dear friend to share with you like that! And I love those fabrics!! I can see why you were so delighted. Your Dresden plate project is going to be beautiful and so cheerful. I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back. I have my first ever Choose Joy Giveaway going on and I invite you to enter and share in the fun.

Anonymous said...

nice opinion. thanks for sharing...

Jessie @ Messy Jesse said...

oh what a lovely thing for your blog friend to do! It's so nice to have such a supportive blog community isn't it :) I'm head over heels in love with the pamkitty fabric, and your dresden plate is just gorgeous!!! You've made such a lovely job of it.
Jessie, xo