Betsy and I had lunch today...corn pancakes with fresh maple syrup...yum! We both adore them, but are in the minority. So we eat them together *VBS* It's a special treat! Not fancy, but like friendship, warm, satifying and stays with you.
Betsy and I have been friends for more than 20 years now. What a lucky day when her sister-in-law introduced us over the basting of a navy and pink Ohio Star quilt...one of Betsy's first. My, how times have changed!! I gave her the first orange fabric she ever had to make a quilt for her Dad. And there has been no looking back.
This quilt(close-up only) is several months old, but only recently got hung in the dining room. It's a sunny room, with windows on 3 sides, and we use it to baste quilts. Betsy loves that FISH fabric. She has purchased it in more stores than I can remember,over the years, always buying several yards. I think she's cornered the market on that one! I love it, but only have a small piece, supplied by Betsy...LOL. If you love it, you share it!
Over the past weekend, Betsy managed to create yet another WHOLE quilt top, mostly with 2" strips left from other projects, and a few newly cut ones for good measure. She works with amazing speed!! It's a wonderful top, but I delibertely DIDN'T photograph it today *VBS*(I have my reasons *G*). I was so happy just looking at it, lying there on the mexican tile floor.
And then she said those MAGIC words.......there are exactly 5 of them......."Do you want my scraps?" Well, that puts me OVER the MOON! So, the scraps in the pile are 2" leftover strips...not from the FISH quilt, but from the new one. I'm almost certain what I will make with them. I'll have to cut more to go with them....she's used ALL the orange!
And to help me "Paint My Wagon(as the song says)"(note quotation marks!) she even lent me one of her NEW books *VBS* Am I happy camper or what????? *S*S*S*S*S*
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