I have been the recipient of a marvelous gift! This past Saturday evening our dear friends Bob and Sherron, whom we've known for more than forty years came to dinner. Sherron is a very accomplished seamstress, having been a home economics teacher in a previous life. She has made tailored suits and all kinds of other clothing and I used to be jealous of her skill. She knits, too, and did counted cross stitch long before I did. On 22 count, too.
We both got into quilting around the same time and have more or less grown together in the art. Our taste is pretty much similar much of the time, although she has a penchant for 30s and I crave batiks. She does exquisite applique and has gifted Tom and his wife with more than one quilt.
We both have entered a strong Civil War period; her Melanie Wilkes quilt was finished months ago and she's been sleeping under it all winter. Saturday when she came to dinner, she brought me a wonderful GFNO*, the book and CD for The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt which she has begun to make and believes that I should, too. Not a problem. The quilt is irresistible. And the book is wonderful, with letters from women about their lives as farm wives.
I only have 110 blocks to go!
*Gift For No Occasion