Although I haven't really come off my cloud yet after receiving my "Love Quilt" from all my marvelous friends on Flickr last Wednesday, I thought you might be missing the ladies and be anxious to see who was next. I know I'm excited to show you.
#6 in the series is Shirley. Shirley is my real friend. She lives about 30 minutes away from me. She's the one I was telling you about in the last post who lives in Siberia. (Not really, but the drive from my house to hers, just seems like it.) Anyway, I met Shirley (and Susie too - who you'll meet in a few days) in 2008 when both of them were working at my neighborhood quilt shop and I was learning how to quilt. Funny thing is that neither of them work there now, but we all are the best of friends.
Does she look familiar? You might know her as "freidasew" on Flickr. Lots of people call her Freida....too bad her real name is Shirley!
#7 Lady - Gloria is a made up lady although someone in the world MUST look like her, I'm thinkin'! She's really pretty....and has eyes to die over. Just check out the assembly:
And here is the drawing, close-up and finished quilt of Gloria:
I think Gloria is one of my favorite ones yet. If you are interested in purchasing Gloria, please e-mail me at turznik@ execpc dot com. She needs a new mom! LOL
And onto the swaps. I got my mug rug from the same person who I made my mug rugs for. (I know that's a crummy sentence all you teachers, and I'm sorry.) Anyway, she had me and I had her. She used my new puppy, Toby, for inspiration and made this package:
Everything was so nice, but what really got to me was her unique way of sending it off. Sue (beachgirlsews) actually packaged it all together in brown paper and sewed around the insides into the shape of a bone to secure it and put cute stickers all over it. Such amazing creativity! I bet the postal workers were smiling too, just like me!
Did you ever see anything so cute??? I didn't think so!
Then, today I got a huge priority box in the mail and I'm wondering what I did to get all this stuff, but after I opened it, I remembered that I was in a STUD swap too and my partner, Kimmie, was sending me her package. Lately, it seems my brain is out to lunch....or maybe still on cloud 9 with my new quilt! :D
Would you just look at all that stuff! AMAZING! It was like Christmas! A book, a bookmark, a seed pack, a tape measure, jams from Oregon....e-gads! Plus, that marvelous quilt! Love those flying geese!
So, my friends, that's it for today! Whew, huh? I'm pooped too just showing you all this stuff! I've had a fantastic week. Hope yours was just as good! Thanks for all your awesome comments on my new quilt. I do love it so!!!