Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I got some fun mail!!!

Back to work I went on Monday - and just as I said it was like I never had a month off!!

So after being away for a week my blog reading is quite behind. I did do a bit of email in Portland but I really did get any blog reading done - so of course there are hundreds of posts to catch up on this week. I am slowly catching up but still behind because I worked Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday - I came home from work to a package from Wendy!!! I had won her 100th post give away and I didn't even know it. How exciting to come home to this fabulous package!!

There is a great pattern book of pincushions, and a lovely fat quarter package of creams/neutrals (that don't photograph well), some wonderful bits of wool to add to my collection a bookmark and an "applepatch design" wallhanging pattern that is so cute. Thank you so much Wendy!!! You made my day :)))

I did do a bit of sewing on the weekend. I do need to get the baby quilt together as we all know how time does fly!!

This is the final layout -- nine patches alternating with 6 inch squares of sock monkey fabric. It will be a really scrappy, fun, cuddly quilt I think. Just a flannel "utility quilt" for throwing on the floor or whatever. I will put on a couple of borders yet. I spent time today getting the rows together. Jim thinks it looks "yellow"

I have also decided to work on this quilt for the baby. I started machine quilting it this past month as well. It will be a bit more for the baby's crib and room. I had made a wall hanging a number of years ago that has the cutest bunny with the same blue star fabric border and country type fabrics ( that I don't have a picture of). Jessica had mentioned she was going to put the Bunny wall hanging up in the babies room.

I had started this quilt a number of years ago - it isn't that big - crib size. So I have decided to finish it for the baby as well . I have layered it, machine quilted it and now I just need to put the binding on and I think it will be cute addition to the babies room. I will have to get Jessica to send me a picture of the Bunny wall hanging and see how they look together.

I had a lovely dinner tonight of marinated lamb chops - as Jim was preparing the lamb chops and getting them ready to BBQ, I was Instant Messaging Carole via Gmail. It sure was fun to talk to her "real time" We had a lovely chat. Every so often I also get to IM Andrea in Argentina. Isn't it amazing talking to new friends from far and wide that without the computer and blogging you never would otherwise know.

Now we just need to figure out a way to get all of us together for a great big fabulous quilt retreat somewhere!!! "Beam me up Scotty"


  1. I love the wonderful goodies you received from Wendy. She puts together the best packages. It's "happiness in a box". LOL

    The Sock Monkey quilt is darling, Pam.

    OK, you make the arrangements for all of us to meet and I'll be there. :-)

  2. Wow, you're on a roll. Love the quilt from Country Threads. Hope your cold is getting better.

  3. what a great quilty post! Pictures, great mail, old UFO's....just awsome!

    You chat online? Do you yahoo?

  4. Sock Monkey quilt is so cool. I have some of those fabrics and have no plan how to use them but they were too cute to pass up.

  5. Lovely package from Wendy, what a lovely surprise for you, and very cute monkey's....

  6. Two very different but both great quilts. Good for you for getting another UFO out of the way!

  7. What lovely goodies from Wendy! She's such a sweetheart. I love the quilt! That is so cute. I'm sure the grand child will love it! What a great idea to finish up the others! They will look sweet in the room. I cannot seem to download two of the pictures! hum... It was great chatting with you! I need to check the distance to buggy barn. Maybe we could all meet there! Keep well!

  8. You are finishing quite a bit these days.

    Yes it is grand to have friends all over the world to share with.

  9. Wonderful package from Wendy...........
    and lovely quilts.......both are nice.
    .....and is well to have friends in the world.
    ciao ciao

  10. What great prizes you won from Wendy. And boy, have you been busy, wonderful quilts!

  11. it is a pleasure to have a friend like you Pam! and it is great share with you this friendship! Talk to you soon, Pam! Andrea

  12. I'm glad your package was a surprise. The sock monkey quilt is so cute. The scrappy quilt for the baby will be loved as well.

    How fun to have a chat with Carole.

  13. Lucky you, getting such a nice gift from Wendy when you weren't expecting it. I love the Little Quilt, it will be perfect for the baby's room. I can't wait to begin baby quilts for "my" little one! I have been accumulating fabric already, like I needed an excuse! ha