Susan (a blog reader) sent me this photo and I thought you all would enjoy seeing her first applique project!
Susan wrote: “I took parts of your blocks (from Applique With Attitude) and arranged them to suit the shapes of my pillows. I began quilting about a year and a half ago and came across your website quite by accident…..a lucky accident for me! I like applique better than any handwork I have ever done. Thank you for inspiring me…..wish I had your eye for color.
Your work is amazingly bright and beautiful and cheerful, and your website is so easy to navigate and packed with helpful information. Your tutorials got me off to a good start for the basics of needle turn applique (I “cheat” and use a toothpick.) [FYI—as I wrote to Susan, toothpicks are a great tool and it’s not cheating to use them. It’s just smart :-).]
The buttons on my pillows came from my grandmother’s button boxes,which were an old snuff can and an old baking powder can. She’s been gone for many years, but she is still with me. 🙂
Thank you for your long-distance help, Susan”
I have to say that I do enjoy getting emails like this. Seriously, who wouldn’t? I’m not saying that to get you all to write to me. No, it’s more of a reminder that we should all, me included, send notes of gratitude. That said, here’s one from me, to you:
Thank you all for taking the time to read what I post. Honestly, it makes my day to know that you all actually do that. I work from home most of the time and our online community is a very nice part of my life. I’ll do my best to not get boring :-).
Have a lovely day…