Monday, June 21, 2010

You've Got Mail!

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I totally had a movie moment at the mailbox on Saturday!

I've been anxiously awaiting my quilt from the Modify Tradition swap and my emotions ranged from hopeful anticipation to the dread of wondering if my partner was going to be a no-show {that's the optimist in me LOL}.

So I opened my mailbox and I immediately saw the return address on a big envelope.  I've made friends with a lot of awesome bloggers so I instantly recognized her name.  I read her blog regularly and I had been on earlier in the week and ooohing and ahhhhing over her quilt for the swap.  She has wonderful taste and a real knack for personalizing quilts and letting them tell a story with selvages.

I rushed inside and tore open the envelope still in disbelief but there it was.  And to quote the movie I said, "I wanted it to be you!"  And it was.  Especially for me... 

The quilt is just beautiful.  So personalized...


My state flower...


My name {no, not "Fabricholic"} "Jennifer"


My drinks of choice...


Where Cindy is from {and my hubby too!}



Cindy calling me dumb... oh wait, that's just the super cute selvage talking... ;)



 The machine quilting fits perfectly with the design. The hand quilting is just beautiful; perfect stitches in purl cotton. The binding is flawless and hand stitched to the back. And to top it off, a personalized label!


I was planning on hanging this in my sewing room but I've decided that this is going to have a much more prominent place in our home.  Thank you so much, Cindy! This quilt is a treasure and you are just the best!!

9 comments:

Danielle said...

What a fabulous swap quilt - and the personal touches are so wonderful. Lucky you!

Jennifer said...

Don't cry, shopgirl!

Carla said...

Jennifer, you are one lucky ducky!

live a colorful life said...

I had the most fun making this quilt since we are bloggy friends! And I HAD to add "dumb dot," not as a reflection of either of us (hee hee) but because it is the definitive selvage that started my whole obsession. I'm so happy you like it because it was such a pleasure to personalize it just for you. (did you see "quarter dot"? that was for your investment banking profession--yeah, the value of money such has gone down....)

AllieKatMom said...

Wow, you are truly lucky! That is wonderful!

elle said...

That is just SO special. I'm happy for you Jennifer! 8^)

a good yarn said...

No wonder you were so excited and thrilled. It's fantastic! You're a lucky girl. Ann :-)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What a fabulous swap quilt. I love it when I see people put so much thought and work into their swaps!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh my gosh. you ARE so lucky. This is amazing and so thoughtful.

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