Tuesday, November 06, 2007

It’s a good morning. We’re having a frightful windstorm, but it could be worse. They were forecasting 6-8 inches of heavy snow. So in the grand scheme of things, I think we lucked out. When I got home from work yesterday, Ransom and I made a dash around the yards and threw out the remaining geraniums, pulled up the garden spikes and brought my scarecrow in. We held onto summer as long as possible. We’re now officially tucked in for winter.

I've made a friend. She doesn't have a web journal, but contacted me through mine. We've been swapping quilting stories and photos back and forth. Last Wednesday Don brought this package of goodies in from the mail box. It was wrapped in brown paper with fabric leaves ironed on it. I wish I had taken a photo of the box. I was just so excited, I was like a little kid and forgot to. There was a bag of buttons-- I have a thing for tree buttons, three fat quarters. Note paper, a small journal, a quilt pattern and this darling scarecrow that is on my television right now. For all the good, bad, and ugly on the internet, I'd never have met her without it.



These postcards are going in the mail today. I take no credit for originality. There are so many cute designs out there on everyone's journals. I'm sure I was inspired by others. You see a darling design, you just want to build on it.With a postcard, you just want to share it with someone else. I
think I started out with nine. I worked on them last week on an old machine. I was tired before I started. There was poor lighting where I worked. I brought them upstairs and looked at them--- a total mess. The margins were incredibly off; the zigzag stitch was skipping points… I literally chunked them in the trash and went to bed. I have so little time to sew--- the projects could at least cooperate and turn out decently!!! After a good night’s rest, my old faithful seam ripper and I regrouped. I lost a couple. I added binding to one that’s already been mailed, but I’m satisfied with the results.

I’m marching onto another Primitive garden block.
This one is 6 ½” by 8”. I hoping it’s pretty easy. I love the seed packet.

I’m working four hours tomorrow and heading to Sault Ste. Marie to pick up Chelsey. It’s over four hours of driving time but I have my new Eagles CD to keep me company.

Don joked with me last night about wanting a free weekend. I told him we had one last weekend. He laughed and said, “No Mel, I ‘quilted’ all weekend. I picked up sewing machines. I put together quilting frames. I stretched quilts for quilting. I don’t think I had a free weekend.”

My response…”Didn’t you have Fun!!!!”

15 comments:

Pat said...

Another PG block. I can't wait to see it finished. I have mine put away until after Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Lovely parcel Mel, it's a wonderful invention, the internet, and such a great way to meet up with people that you otherwise probably would never meet. Your new block looks great. I can't believe that it's that cold up there already...brrrrrr... rug up and stay warm.

Ila said...

Tell Don to quit complaining. Some of us would pay for a weekend like that and he got it for free!

Cute postcards! And a charming goodie box, too...

Libby said...

What a delightful package to have delivered . . . doesn't it just make you smile?

Enjoy listening to the cd . . . I'm still on the fence about it, but liking it a little more each time.

KCQuilter said...

Darling postcards! Aren't those things addictive??? Your mail surprises look wonderful, too. Glad the snow passed you by. We had those horrific winds here in Kansas City yesterday. Talk about a bad hair day...

Angie said...

What an absolutely wonderful, fun surprise you got!! :) Your postcards are just adorable!sqs

McIrish Annie said...

That sounded like a fun weekend to me! Jeezz guys don't know fun for nuthin'! LOL

btw, it took my dh about a week to get my frame together and several calls to the company for HELP!!!!

atet said...

What a wonderful package and such fun postcards! I've been away from the computer for a bit so am just catching up with everyone's October doings -- looks like you've been busy! Hoooray for sewing machines that come back fixed!

Darlene said...

Sweet package of wonderful goodies and treasures.

I've decided that the Internet is truly no different that real life. We encounter good and bad in our daily lives so why would the Internet be any different. It's wonderful that you've found a good friend.

I'm thinking that Don had lots of fun but doesn't realize it. LOL

Susan said...

I love the Primitive Garden blocks. What fun they are. The parcel from your new friend is great - love that little doll/scarecrow. Love the postcards that cooperated. =)

Carole said...

What a lovely parcel! I admire people who make postcards. I made one and that's enough! I agree with Darlene's comment about internet! I've made some truly wonderful friendships via the internet! It's a wonderful way to connect! Gosh Mel, I'm thankful to have met you! Keep well!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Hello! I am from Wisconsin and am within driving distance of Primitive Gatherings in Menasha. I typed "Lisa Bongean" into Google and came up with your blog! I was so excited to watch someone else do the PG quilt also. I am doing mine in wool. I am up to the borders now and am contemplating the same thing.... do I do the border she is designing or not? Was glad to see I wasn't the only one quesitoning it!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Hello! I am from Wisconsin and am within driving distance of Primitive Gatherings in Menasha. I typed "Lisa Bongean" into Google and came up with your blog! I was so excited to watch someone else do the PG quilt also. I am doing mine in wool. I am up to the borders now and am contemplating the same thing.... do I do the border she is designing or not? Was glad to see I wasn't the only one quesitoning it!

Clare said...

Internet friends are great! Tell Don quilting means having fun, and that includes the sewing machines, frames et al.

Stay warm and thanks, again, for gorgeous photos.

Kim said...

I love your postcards! That's something I haven't tried yet--good for you!