A lesson learned....
There are lots of very very nice people out in blogland! I was just tickled, recently, when Mary Jo in Michigan emailed me to say that she had found my blog and was reading back posts. You may remember this post , wherein I asked if anyone had a clue to the name of the lovely applique quilt pictured. I had admired that quilt at the Minnesota quilt show many many years ago, and had the pic posted on the wall beside my sewing machine...still admiring it!
Well....Mary Jo was so kind to email me and let me know that the name of the pattern was Stars & Vines and that it was a block of the month, put out by Village Classics, and she even supplied the phone # off the pattern! THANK YOU, Mary Jo! As she knows, the number was no longer a working number. I thought I was just out of luck and would have to search and hunt online for these patterns and hope for the best...since they are quite old.
Wellllllllll....imagine my surprise recently when I searched 'stars vines applique' on eBay and UP pops and AUCTION with that same QUILT....each and every pattern for this block of the month...KITTED even! I stalked the auction....staying up late one night to get the last bid in and Walaaaaah!
I got it! For less than $60...kitted even! It arrived today! I couldn't be more excited! Granted, there are some fabrics in there that I will most likely swap out (i.e. baby blue will definitely be swapped for a medium or darker blue...or a great civil war soldier or cadet blue...no baby blue for me!)....but still...what are the odds? Seriously! THANK YOU so VERY much, Mary Jo....for finding my blog, for being interested enough to read old posts, and for taking the time to let me know about this quilt! Lesson learned----it always pays to mention something you might be looking for or wondering about, because there are very nice, gracious people out in blogland that will respond! :o)
And a Lesson Completed...
I completed my 'homework' from sock knitting class tonight....
Yessirreeeeee......6" total knitted and ready for the next class, where I learn heel flaps! Oooooh exciting! I may decide to be an overachiever and go ahead and cast on the other sock...I mean, heck, I have two weeks until the next class! May as well huh? Then I'll be apt to have a PAIR of socks in pretty quick time!
Thanks so much for the comments and emails. I really do appreciate each and every one!
Yes, Alice, I WILL be a hooker...soon...THIS YEAR! It's another goal! Never mind that it took quite a few years of amassing sock yarn before I actually bit the bullet and took a class to learn how to make them...the point is that I DID it! And I have all the supplies at the ready for rug hooking, and will be putting loops in my first project very soon!!! :o)
Melody , thanks for that quick Noro scarf tutorial! I'm sure I'll be emailing you once I start it! :o)
Call me crazy...I cannot help myself! Yes...I quilt some, stitch some, knit some, will be hooking some, and I even have a needlepoint project tucked away...so I needlepoint some. I am besotted by the fiber arts! I shall never EVER be bored! What could be better, I ask? :o)