Sunday, December 21, 2008

Thank You Quilt

Back in November my friend Donna, on the left, invited me out for breakfast with the Tacoma Lakes quilters. She said they wanted to catch up with what I had been doing. I was their president from 2006 until 2008 when I left for my new full-time job.

We met at the Mill Stream Restaurant in Gardiner and had a delicious breakfast in our own private room. Good thing because quilters are a noisy enthusiastic group, you know! There were eleven of us who met that morning.

The group presented me with this beautiful quilt. Each person made a star and signed it with their name and some included a special message. I was so surprised and very pleased. It is beautiful and means so much to me that they made it for me.

Last year we made a sampler quilt, which I have written about before. Donna showed her completed quilt. She did a lovely job with the colors, the sashing, and the quilting, as always, I might add.

Her background fabric is a light green and the red garden path sashing really looks perfect with the blocks.

I hope you enjoy this beautiful quote I heard on a podcast that is no longer being produced, unfortunately.

Christmas–that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance–a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved.
–Augusta E. Rundel

Nadine Ruggles who podcast Driven to Quilt, read Augusta E. Rundel's words and went on to say that quilts are a magic blanket that wrap themselves around us and weave their magic spell. They do indeed.

Thank you, my Tacoma friends, for making my magic blanket.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

That's good. That's bad.

Greetings to all my friends. My computer finally got fixed, that's good. We lost all our files, that's bad. We took the computer to the Mac store at the Maine Mall and were given back a ruined hard drive and an essentially brand new computer. My daughter tells me we should get an external hard drive and back up all our files on that. Well, that does sound familiar, so I am sure the kids told me about that some time ago.

I am hoping my son will be able to retrieve some files from the old hard drive when he is home for Christmas. Meanwhile, no photos. I'm busy surfing the net looking for my favorite websites again. Feel free to send me your favorites!

p.s. to my email buddies, use my gmail address for now!