Yesterday, as I was giving some thought as to what to post here....my mail was delivered and lo, another package arrived. It was such a pleasant surprise that my mind was made up instantly....the contents of the package would be my next post.
It was a beautiful surprise, containing something I really appreciate....monogrammed linens...and with a "P" too! There is a small tablecloth, about three feet square, with the "P" embroidered just below center, and with a lovely woven floral background around the edge. This letter is three inches tall. I've shown monograms here before...don't you just adore them too!
And then, there are six linen napkins with a small, perfectly embroidered letter "P." The letter is one inch tall. Gorgeous!
Why, even the ribbon used to tie the package is wonderful too and there is enough of it to do something FUN with and in my favorite colors....well, I can add a bit more green...it will be fabulous! I love the soft pink of the background and that little touch of soft red.
And, then, there was the card. THAT card! This wonderful gift was sent by my dear long time friend, Marty. She used to live in Little Rock, but now lives in Springdale. I rarely see her any more, but that doesn't mean I'm happy about it....if I had been at our guild's retreat..."Quilt Arkansas 2013," I would have been able to visit with her. So, she, dear person that she is, sent me this gift to say she missed me. How very thoughtful is that? I appreciate the gift so much, and am pleased that she even gave me a thought...there is so much fun going on there, how could one think of ME. And, not only did she think of me so sweetly....she sent THIS card! I had to look at it a couple of times and read the back before I actually remembered this quilt...and then, I realized she had saved that card for a long time and sent it to me....probably intending to remind me of some things we worked on together in the past...well, you can see the date further down in the photos. 1998, that was a pretty long time ago. So, I got to walk down 'memory lane' thanks to Marty. How cool is that?
This Log Cabin quilt was one our guild members contributed blocks for...Marty was one of the "block piecers', our friend, Deon, coordinated the fabrics and the efforts to get it done and I hand-quilted it.
Funny, until the card reminded me, I had forgotten....and now, I remember and it seems like yesterday.
This photo is of the floral design in the fabric, damask, I think.........barely visible....but gorgeous just the same. This design is right above about a two inch hem shown in one of the above photos and it's about five inches wide....
And, I've included here a photo of the new magazine "Victoria Classics MONOGRAMS." If you love monograms, as I do, then this magazine is a "must have." Everything in it is just wonderful! Makes me want to stitch a monogram right away!
And, just for Marty....here is a photo I made of her special pincushion. I was asked to make it for her by a mutual friend...another lovely person!....and it was one of the most fun things I've ever made. I just love the colors and the different elements.
I also loved that big floral print.....
And, the beaded edging. Marty is such a fun person...it was great to be able to make something 'just for her.' And, now she has just "made my day" with the lovely package of monograms. I am grateful for her generosity and thoughtfulness. THANK YOU, MARTY!!!! I hope to see you in the not so very distant future. Hope you all are well.......see you soon. BIG HUGS, pat