November 21, 2009

Thankful

With Thanksgiving approaching, I thought it would be an appropriate time to let you know how thankful I am for the friendships that have developed as a result of this blog and others. Quilters around the world have been so generous and kind, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to get to know so many of you. Your talent and creativity always inspire me. Your stories enlighten me, make me laugh hysterically, and sometimes bring me to tears. So I just feel like telling you today that I appreciate all of you. For lots of different reasons.

One of my sweet friends, Mary (over at Quilt Hollow), recently sent me a little quilt that she knew I would enjoy. She told us about the quilt here, but I had no idea that she made the quilt for me. It was such a surprise to open the package and find this adorable little quilt with most perfect quilting! To give you an idea of how tiny the little blocks are, the entire quilt is 18" x 20". The broken dishes blocks are only 2 1/4 inches! And the buttons are microscopic!

Pardon the pins -- I'm still auditioning for the perfect place to put it. Right now I'm thinking it may be a wallhanging.




Isn't it adorable? I love the quilted flower motifs in the pieced blocks and background blocks. She always does such amazing work. If you haven't visited her blog, you'll definitely want to do that. She shares so many projects of her own, as well as a lot of her customers' quilts. You'll enjoy the inspirational pictures!

Thank you so much, Mary. I love the quilt and will always enjoy and treasure it.

I hope all of you have a special Thanksgiving.

Kim

24 comments:

Serena said...
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Serena said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

I agree I'm thankful for my friendships too.

We're thankful for you Kim!
I can't wait to see that new book.

Sorry bout the typo the first time!

Laurie said...

It's beautiful - I bet it fits perfectly into your home!! We are thankful for YOU - for sharing with us your creations and thoughts! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Millie said...

I so agree with you...the quilting blogging ladies are so sweet and generous. Mary is so kind and I am so happy for you to own one of her nice quilts. Have a Happy Thanksgiving too. I am so thankful for you to won your beautiful Scrap Basket book. Every time when I open that book, I am thinking of you.

Kathie said...

what a nice little quilt.
so thought ful of Mary to send it to you
look at her amazing quilting on it, just beautiful
Kathie

onlymehere said...

Lucky you to get this treasure! Mary does do beautiful work. I love looking at both of your work bz it inspires me to just get better and try new things with my own!

Karen said...

Tiny blocks and very well done. Something to treasure. I have been a lucky recipient of a little quilt from Mary also. I know you will enjoy having your little quilt.

Barb said...

It is adorable!!

Karen said...

Mary brought this quilt to one of our Jo Morton meetings, so I did get to see this little one up close and personal!!! I knew she had it in mind to send it to you, I just didn't know when. I thought it was a really cute little quilt which she did an excellent job of quilting!! Lucky You!!!

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh gosh girl...your welcome! Simply a RAK for somebody that I wished lived right next door!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your little quilt is just adorable - how lucky.

Carol said...

What a wonderful little quilt. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Stephanie said...

What a darling little surprise!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

arlette said...

It's a lovely quilt!

call me crazy said...

What a wonderful surprise! It is adorable. :)

QuiltSue said...

It is a lovely quilt, you are very lucky.

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving. It's not celebrated here in the UK, but I'll be thinking of all my US bloggy friends on Thursday.

Janet said...

what a lovely wee quilt and the quilting is great too. What a wonderful and generous surprise.

Lori said...

The quilt is wonderful but the sentiment is what is so touching! Blogging makes the world a little smaller.

Sherri said...

What a wonderful quilt...and a wonderful post...I don't think many of us imagined when we started our quilt blogs how grateful we would be as a result!

Carrie P. said...

So sweet and kind of Mary. She does beautiful quilting. Happy Thanksgiving.

jandidean said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Happy Thanksgiving!

Cheryl said...

What a great quilt! A very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

LOVE that quilt!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Wendy said...

Mary sure is a real sweetie, I love her blocks and the quilting is stunning.