I hope everyone has had a great holiday! Mine was fabulous and relaxing. Eric gave me the most gorgeous Venetian glass heart earrings and necklace. They are just exquisite! And aside from that, here is the best gift I received.
My best friend, Julia, who lives in Rhode Island is an amazing quilter. For her birthday this year, I gave her a selection of 200 squares of fabric from Keepsake Quilting. She used those 200 squares and made matching quilts for herself and for me. Isn’t this the most gorgeous thing?! You can see how big it is because that is Eric holding it up. She included a flanged border on it as well that is three-dimensional. I cried when I opened up the package and I have been carrying it with me all over the house (I feel like Linus). She titled the quilt “Thank You Stars”, and I cannot be more thankful for it. My photo here does not even do it justice, it is so vibrant and beautiful.
In stitching news, I finished up Winter Snapperland last night. I am so pleased to have this finished before the end of the year. I started it on January 2nd, so I was determined to get it finished before the year ended. I am so glad I did. It really is cute, even though they used essentially the same chart for the first and last. I also actually signed and dated this (discreetly), which I have never done on a piece before (unless you count Quaker Garden, which had my initials and year in the design). I plan to find a frame for this soon so that I can enjoy it for at least another month. I am now working on my January sheep blanket, in the hopes that I can finish it before January starts. Where, you might ask, is the December blanket? It is finished and I will show it to you tomorrow. I have to break up the pretties…. And Arthemise has decided to join our little Barnabee’s Quest SAL in February. I need to get my fabric on order soon probably, so that I am ready to go! That’s about it for today – have a great rest of the week!
I am grateful for losing 1.8 pounds over the week of Christmas! Go me! (That makes a total of 15.8!)
11 thoughts on “Thank You Stars”
What a generous present your friend made you!
Your happy dance is wonderful!
What an amazing quilt! And what an amazing friend you have 🙂 Your Snapperland is adorable – congratulations!
Let me get this straight…you received beautiful earrings from Eric, the quilt from Julia is clearly divine (!!), you finished Winter Snapperland, AND you lost weight over Christmas week? That’s enough good cheer to last a good long time, I think. Incredible!
Wow! That’s about all I can say. That quilt is just gorgeous. What a wonderful gift from your friend. Congratulations on finishing Winter Snapperland and I hope that you will give us some photos of the jewelry that Eric gave you, as well? *hint-hint* 😉
Your quilt is wonderful! That sure is a great friend you have.
Snapperland looks fabulous–congrats on finishing!!
Congrats on your Snapperland finish! It turned out really well.
The quilt is just beautiful, too!
hi Michelle – thanx for your comment on my blog. you are more than welcome to join the SAL. The game board is lovely!
Speaking of lovely, awesome quilt 🙂 Excellent Winter Snapperland finish, too.
Weight loss? Over Christmas? Oh my. I was happy to just stay the same weight over the big day.
Cheers to the New Year!
The quilt is gorgeous! What a lovely gift. And Winter Snapperland is awesome! I really have to start that one. You did a fantastic job on it. Ann.
What a beautiful quilt–and a beautiful friendship too, clearly. I loved it that you said “yay, me” about losing the weight.
What a beautiful quilt! Winter Snapperland is coming along nicely.
Your quilt is gorgeous! What a great friend!
The Snapperland is also very cute.
I think I’m going to use some antique white linen I have in my stash for Barnabee’s Quest.