Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Good Stuff and What I Am Up To

First let me tell you that I am realizing that you don't have to physically meet a person in order to call them 'friend'.   I have some friends that I consider some of my closest yet I have never met them.  They know who they are and are very near and dear to my heart.   With that lovely introduction, let me show you what came in the mail today.

Photo by Linda C. Teufel

This absolutely gorgeous sewing caddy by Linda C. Teufel.  The fabric is Jane Sassaman!   You have heard of Linda C. Teufel, you just don't know it.  She is the force behind Dragon Threads Publishing, and to quote from her blog:
Dragon Threads has strived to bring the most innovative techniques in the quilting and sewing worlds to the market.  She has a knack for recognizing the exceptional talent in our impressive list of authors: Noriko Endo, Judith Baker Montano, Philippa Naylor, Lorna Moffat, M. Joan Lintault, Vikki Pignatelli, and Barbara Olson.

I was thrilled just to be able to converse with such a talented woman.  She always has interesting posts with fabulous quilters and keeps you up to date on what is going on in the quilt world.   A truly remarkable woman.  Thank you Linda!

On another blog related topic, I met Cheryl from about two years ago.   I haven't 'met' her but we have chatted to each other on a regular basis for a long time now.   She is now rocking the quilt art scene with her quilts that light up.   Literally.   So much so, that 'Quilting Arts' magazine has published her work and she is now friends with the infamous Pokey Bolton.   

If you are just now following my blog, you know that I would love to meet Ms. Bolton.  She finds quilt artists and exposes their talents, showcases them and is a genuinely nice person.   
Back to my story, Cheryl,  sent me this in the mail today:

Would I sound like a schmuck if I told you that when I opened it up and read it, my face went so pale and my hand started shaking that my husband rushed over to ask what was wrong!  Heaven forbid I actually meet her someday=)

I have been working on my latest art quilt.  I got it all pinned today.   I really detest that part of quilting.   My back just kills me from taping it to the floor, putting the three layers on and pinning the whole thing together.   I even started quilting it.   Here it is all pinned.


Caren said...

That IS some good stuff! Take a nice rest break - when you come back to that quilt you may be as wowed as I am by it! (love those colors!)

Snoodles said...

Absolutely gorgeous fabric on the sewing caddy! What a sweet gift. Heehee! The "infamous" Pokey . . . LOL I think we'd better have someone standing by with smelling salts for you! :)
Seriously, your new project is really wonderful...can't wait to see the reveal! Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss McD said...

A proud contemporary quilter who pin bastes?! What?!!? Crack out those spray bottles, Jackie! (they keep your hair from going gray/white/silver!) lol

Peggy said...

What a great sewing caddy - a perfect gift! Congrats!

Sarah Vanderburgh said...

LOVE the caddy!
Frame the note - seriously! Or put some happy fabric around the edges and display it:)
As for your back - ask Santa to bring you one of those plastic, collapsible tables - or 2. Then you can stand up and pin!!
I think you've been a good girl this year! LOL

Cheryl said...

I'm so pleased you like the note, and thank you for everything you give back to all of us, Jackie!

Linda Teufel said...

Thanks for the nice post Friend!

Mama Pea said...

Now, that postcard is just too cool!!!