I really enjoy mail from blog readers. I’ve said this before and I’ll continue to say this. Blogging is very one sided. You all learn everything about me and my family from shopping trips, to medical struggles, to quilting troubles, to personal problems, to day to day life. I, in turn, know nothing about the majority of you. Often I don’t know your real name even. I’ve learned Spoofs is my friend Debbie but that took a bit for me to put that together. I’ve gone on to actually meet Debbie in person as I have a few other blog readers but mostly…I know very few of you. Emails from you are so fun. I am sharing one that came today. It’s from Stacie in Des Moines.
“Hi Jo!! I am one of your blog readers from Des Moines. I also have a lot of children of my own and I do daycare. I’m also a quilter. We have a few things in common. Haha! Anyway, thank you so much for your blog. I read it everyday. Sometimes you put into words things that I have a hard time verbalizing. For instance, you recently wrote a blog about scrappy piecing and quilting design. You explained how you prefer to let the scrappy quilt design do the talking versus an intricate quilting pattern. I fully agree but could never verbalize it correctly! Thank you! You also inspired the design for my first grand-babies quilt. I am attaching a photo“.
“Thank you Jo. Thank you for being real and raw. I can always depend on your words, wether for good advice, life experience or a good recipe.
Sincerely, from one Iowa girl to another“.
Oh my word…It’s a crumb quilt and it’s amazing. I love the colors…don’t you? How fun and eclectic. The color combo is fun, yellows, teals and a little brown. I love the personal touches that make it perfect for a Grandma to gift on to a new little one. I am SO impressed. I’m happy that Stacie found my crumb quilt inspiring. I’m also so happy she shared it here.
I know I’ve said I’ll do a tutorial for the letters…I really will. I’m guessing April-ish. I have a grandbaby due then and that little one needs a quilt!!
Thanks again Stacie..Sincerely, from one Iowa girl to another!!