I have a good deal to show you in my next few posts. I have wanted first to respond to the caring comments and emails over the last blog entry. I deeply considered at the urgence of a few of my online friends to put the photos back on. I was going to but on further consideration have decided to just leave it so. I truly am sorry that this other blogger seemed to feel she needed to go at me about copying her. I have emailed her a couple of times in response and she now knows that it is a coincidence and I cannot link her to my blog as my inspiration as she wants when it is not true. Not a reflection of her but I just don't even read her blog. A postage stamp quilt is something that can only be done without much variation.
I really loved this tiny quilt when it was finished. For this reason, I feel the need to keep it to myself now instead of bringing out more problems. It is a simple tiny little thing that I am already using to decorate with in my laundry room. Perhaps Becky will come back again to visit one day and see the little quilt named after her. But in the meantime, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words and comforting thoughts. You are the reason I blog not the odd person who is not gracious. You mean so much to me and I wanted to take this opportunity again to say that as it cannot be said enough.
Recently, I got a box in the mail from my friend Joni (no blog) who spoiled me with lots of goodies. I cannot share them all with you as much is eaten now by Jos and I. *grins* She stitched me two things one of which I am saving to share with you in the autumn. She knows it is my favorite season and made me a really beautiful banner. You will see it in time.
She also made me this sweet pincushion pillow which says 'Bedankt'. It is the Dutch word for thank you. She looked it up and stitched this to thank us for her visit here in Holland two years ago. I just love it and am touched by how thoughtful it was of her to make this. I have kept it out on my table as you see. Now it is resting against an olive jar filled with white dwarf hyacinths. I love the fabric she used for the backing. Thank you so much Joni!
And now for my latest start...
Remember this chart and fabric my mother sent me for my birthday? Jeanne emailed me when she saw that I received it as she has had it kitted up and ready to start. She thought it would be fun to do a little SAL so we started it on last Wednesday. She started hers with the top edge which you can see here. I started mine in the center.
Now I must tell you I was reading the verse and immediately my mind drifted to Emily Bronte. I could see her walking the moors as I read it. I was pulling the DMC thread for the chart and did not feel right about using the yellow for the dress. I am not a yellow person and it would not go with my samplers on my sampler wall. But I felt like this was Emily and she needed a dress in the color of the heather on the moors. As you can imagine, I was so totally engrossed with my thoughts of her that I pulled one of my novels about the Bronte Sisters to start reading. There have been a few released lately and more coming out soon. Yippee!
Then I decided to see if the newest version of Wuthering Heights was online to watch. My English mum had told me a couple of years ago that they were filming it. I had not seen it yet. By this time, I had stitch the face and hair. I was thinking it looked more like a ghostly Cathy than Emily with the very pale yellow for her face. *wink* And speaking of Cathy! If you have not seen that version of the film, you are in for a treat. That Tom Hardy playing Heathcliff should be arrested for being so darn good looking that we ALL want to be Cathy. *grins*
Now if you are still with after all these scattered thoughts, I went to Carolien's house yesterday to say happy birthday and she ended up spoiling me with these wonderful gifts for my birthday. She is busy taking a course so we were not able to get together last month. Thank you so much Carolien! And it was fun to meet your uncle. What a nice man he is and great to talk to. And now I can picture the three little ones you care for after having seen them.