Monday, February 10, 2014

Quilty Friend

Have you ever met another blogger and instantly became friends in different area codes?  That person that you share so many common interests with and email one another back and forth.  Week after week?  I hope you do because I wouldn't want anyone to miss out on that kind of friendship.

A very special friend that I made in the last year or bit more blogs over at Busy Bee Quilts.  Her name is Jamie.  We click very well.  So much fun!  Of course we each have our own lives, our own ups and downs and our own kids and hubbies to live with from day to day, month to month etc.  During this season of each of our lives, I am thinking there was a virtual {HUG} needed if you will.

As ya'll know, I am having a baby--soon!  8 days to go until the big day (give or take)!!!!  I may have mentioned this once or twice;)  Well......Jamie was VERY kind, sweet and generous to me!

We both share a love of Tasha Horsley prints, fabric; what have you.    Aren't these illustrations "cheek pinching" adorable??!!!  To say I LOVE them is an understatement. Cannot wait to show them off in Jade's room!!!!!!  Jamie placed them in white frames too.  I had told her in an email that I was going to add pops of white to Jade's room. Sneaky girl!

She also sent me some handmade goodies to include a bib backed in chenille and DARLING booties with strawberries on them.  Jade's toesies will be thankful!  We had also discussed that Jamie loves Land O Lakes hot chocolate...well we don't have one here either.  She orders hers online and she sent me some!  See why she is a SPECIAL lady????? lol;)  Love her!   Thank you Jamie!!!!!

Now I already knew that she was sending me something in the mail.  Weeks prior to that though, I had wanted to make something for her because of  other reasons.  She needed one of those virtual {HUGS} and I was going to bless her in a way I knew I could!

I wanted this heart wall hanging to be perfect for Jamie.  I visited IG often to get others opinions on the layout and in the end I am very happy with this mini.  I was a little leery about the orange,but I think it suits it well.

There are three  Kate Spain fabric lines in there,  to include, Terrain, Fandango and Central Park.  The binding is a Kaffe Fassett dot in purple.  I added 2 tones of purple perle cotton around the outside of the block.

The backing consists of an Art Gallery print and Kona Purple.

For quilting I did straight lines 1/4" on each side, of each row of squares/HSTs.

Jamie was very happy with this heart and I am too!!!!

Treasure your friendships!!!



Terri said...

What sweet handmade goodies to exchange. So nice that you found each other through your blogs!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Hey Sara! You are the sweetest! I'm glad you liked the goodies and have you tried that hot chocolate yet???

Brenda said...

fun heart quilt!

Lorna McMahon said...

How sweet! What a fantastic post! Yes, we should treasure our friendships. Thanks so much for sharing at the Let's Bee Social, Sara! Take it easy... Praying for you and the babe!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Hi, I saw this in the link up at Fort Worth Fabric Studio:) My pillow is next to your link!

Debra said...

love your little scrappy heart! Adorable!

CeLynn said...

You couldn't be more right about Jamie being such a Sweet friend! We met a few years ago through Stash Bee,and became friends. Last year we actually met at Fabric Fest! Yes,she is a Treasured Friend :)))

Live a Colorful Life said...

I have made some very good friends through blogging. Oh, wait, one of them is Terri, the very first commenter. Plus, I have gotten to spend time with her in real life, twice, even though she is Wisconsin and I'm in California. I treasure her too.

Linda said...

Isn't it fun to meet friends in far away places? I have friends that I met over 10 years ago through a doll collector's forum. I still see them on Facebook and have regular conversations with them. Some I have never met "in person", but we have seen each other through some really difficult times in life and have also shared in joyful times. What a beautiful thing friendship is, even if it is non-traditional. Blessings to you both. :)

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

cute scrappy heart! The friendships that develop are the best part of blogging for me as well!

Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Lindsey said...

Blogging friends are the best! What a sweet package she sent you! Loving that scrappy heart! :) So cute!

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