When you make friends through blogland, the joy of it arrives in many ways. Sometimes in the form of comments on your posts, a nice mail, a promise to meet in person someday.
You start participating in bees and make more friends. The friendship also arrives in little envelops in the form of bee blocks and occasionally a whole quilt!
The blogging community is full of surprises. I have come to know some really kind and caring quilters doing most amazing things for others.
I have received a few of these messages of friendship lately and it has really moved me.
This quilt arrived a week ago!
Em who celebrates life in every possible way sent me this beautiful quilt.
The bright flowers and the birds that always represent peace, came in time to create a happy spot in my day!
Thank you Em! I will cherish your quilt and your friendship forever!
It is makes me smile every time I walk by.
Few more blocks arrived from the 15 minutes bee group. I love how this is growing!
LeeAnn also sent me the most beautiful scraps in the whole wide world!
I will have to do a different post for that!
And last but by any means not least, Mary sent me her block for the little quilt exchange we decided to do few months ago! I am not kidding, this lady is amazing! have you checked out her quilts?
When I first saw her quilts on flickr, my jaw just dropped! I had to close my mouth with my hands.. NO Kidding! She is a gifted and talented quilter who designs and makes most amazing quilts.
Few months ago I invited her to take part in a little quilt exchange.
We decided to start with a tree block and send each other our blocks to finish the quilt.
Just look at this artwork and read about her story behind the block on her blog.. I am almost afraid to ruin it by touching the block!
I have to be honest and admit that I took forever to make my block.I was not in the 'right place' to create that block until last weekend. Mary's block arrived on Friday along with the bee blocks. I had asked her to keep it in the sealed envelop so I would finish mine before I would open hers.
Isn't it gorgeous?
It has been rather gray and dreary winter as you all know! I miss the greens..I decided to make a tree block with green and brown strings..
I had been dreaming of Seattle where the evergreen trees are always there to brighten up your day. The new growth on the fir and Cedar trees is so fresh in winter and spring that even in the midst of a snow storm the surroundings look magical!
If I could fly, I would fly over the big cedar tree we used to have in our backyard.
I imagine this would be the view from up top!
And, it makes me feel happy!
Snow Falling On Cedar!
Doesn't it look dreamy?
I love it!