It is a bit embarrassing when people go to my blog and I am talking about Easter (that was the last blog post I did). It is kind of hard to reconcile how fast the months pass. If you don’t regularly blog, does that mean you are 1. Not doing anything worth blogging about, 2. Too busy 3. Too distracted 4. Your priorities are wrong????
I think it is a mixture of 2 to 4, I reckon I have lots to blog about, in fact I say to myself all the time “I should blog about that!” Then 2 sets in, followed closely by 3.
Well I am going to keep this blog short and sweet and just share with you a photo of a quilt I recently finished. I started it in the year 2009 because it was my dear friend Annie’s 50th Birthday coming up on 2nd January, 2010. I would be well prepared and ceremoniously hand it to her on the day of her birthday.
Sorry Annie, my husband left me, I’m having a bit of a crisis, can’t do anything straight, let alone cut straight lines. Fast forward to birthday number 55, and in between a few gentle digs from Annie – “where’s my quilt Mel?!” (we have that kind of relationship – it’s ok, and she did give me my beautiful 50th birthday present on time – painted by her). 2nd Jan 2015 – still no quilt but a “report card” promising it would definitely arrive before Winter! Did I mention which Winter?
So finally the other day, quite unexpectedly I arrived at Annie’s house with a package all wrapped up and I presented Annie with her 50TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT!
She loved it, and she cried……. just how I imagined the scene over 5 years before. Love you Annie, you are the best friend a girl could have.
It is a VERY big quilt (83 x 96″), two of my colleagues at work are standing on chairs so they can hold it up for the photo.
Whoo hoo, done, managed to avoid 2,3 and 4 above. Lets see how long between the next blog post!
Credits: Kaffe Fassett design, from his book Quilts en Provence