Before I get to today’s post I want to drop a couple of pictures and a note here. If you are in Iowa and into quilts you might want to check out the Pella Tulip Festival. It is happening this weekend. It’s the town celebration that revolves around tulips.
Remember my tulip quilt that was published in American Patchwork and quilting? It was machine quilted by Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspirations and I gifted it to her once it came back from the publisher. Well, Carla has been to the Tulip Festival in the past and enjoyed it. She contacted the organizers and asked if they might be interested in displaying the quilt during the festival…
They were…and here it is. Can you see it in the window?
Here is a closer picture.
Carla and I are both honored that they wanted to display our work.
So…if you’re free and anywhere near Pella, Iowa this weekend, go see the quilt show and enjoy the town festival. It sounds like a lot of fun!
Now to today’s post…
A blog reader who I’ve become friends with, Maxine, sent me a sweet gift. She had given me a heads up to expect some goodies. She had even told me that they were cross-stitch related.
So here is what came…
THREE CROSS STITCH PIECES. Oh, my word. Of course, I was in tears. I know how much time goes into cross stitch and framing. I couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to do that for me!!
The stitching is amazing and check out the framing!! Do you see the wonderful name card she had made to put at the bottom? Oh my. How very thoughtful.
I love this one too…so precious. Oh my, Maxine, you went WAY OVER THE TOP!!
Then check this out…Ah…perfect for my sewing room and of course, Maxine knows I love red so framed it in a great red frame. I love all of the quilting references. What a great design.
While I was grabbing for the kleenex box, Gannon was having great fun marching on the bubble wrap and making it pop.
Maxine, you totally made his day too!!
Now the job of finding a place for everything. I knew immediately that this one was going to my bedroom. I have a little memorial spot on Kramer’s side of the bed. I have to tweak and move things around a bit before I pound in the nail but I’m close.
The quilt-themed one had an immediate home here on top of my red cabinet. BUT…my long arm is just below this. It rumbles enough that I’m afraid that it will slip and fall here if I just set it here…although I love it here. I ended up taking it down. Now I’m wondering if I could set a jar of buttons along the side and that will hold it in place. Hmm…
I’m still ruminating about the exact spots where they all are going to be. I do know that I’m in love with each and every one of them.
It is so sweet that Maxine thinks enough of me to spend much of her time and talent on me. It was so thoughtful and I so appreciate it.