Oh, my -- what a wonderful week I've had with great surprises coming from a number of directions. Don't you love those? I was fortunate enough to win a $35 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop when this quilt won Quilting Gallery's contest for quilts made with "Squares and Rectangles" two weeks ago. I'm hoarding it because I can't decide! Such a good problem to have.
When it comes to 'playing favorites', I have always let these two young women know (from the day they were born) that I am their 'favorite aunt' and insisted on being introduced that way to friends. It was a joke but it was real, too. I love them with all my heart and consider them my 'psuedo-daughters' and I know they love me back and have been there for the good times and those that were not so good. I love hearing from them -- emails, texts, calls and especially face-to-face time. We can talk about anything and they know it's private -- thank you, girlies. Love you both a "bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck".
read about them here. These absolutely touched my heart and I knew I needed to make them. They go together perfectly.
I feel really blessed this week - a week full of goodness and surprises and some quilting.
I hope you have family members that you love and who love you back and that you're having some good surprises too! Jan