I wanted to give a big thanks to Blogville and all its residents, especially Mayor Frankie Furter, for bestowing me with the key to blogville. It is a great honor to be acknowledged by such a great group of pets and peeps for my contribution to the Fearless Five Memory Quilt.
Being a part of this project brought me out of the shadows as one who previously read many of your blogs, but didn’t comment often and also didn’t post on my own blog. It is difficult to describe to those who don’t participate in this blogging community just how great a group it is to be a part of. We may never meet in real life, but many of us consider each other friends just the same.
I have to thank Agnes, What’s Her Name from Dachsies With Moxie, for allowing me to help with this quilt and becoming a new friend. As a quilter my first reaction to a tragedy like what Sandra and her family went through is to make a quilt, but in keeping with their wishes I didn’t want to make one that they would have to find a place to store until their home could be rebuilt. This quilt was definitely the exception to that wish and if it weren’t for all of those who contributed to this quilt I wouldn’t have been able to help make it for Sandra either.
I would be remiss if I didn’t also thank my husband, Charlie, for allowing me to be “chained to my sewing machine” and not doing much other than that for almost a week to be able to complete the quilt as soon as possible. He even helped me with the basting and taking pictures. Of course Nina was also there offering her moral support and telling me about everyone who sent in fabric from what she could smell about them. She was quite mesmerized by all she could sniff on that quilt and would linger for quite some time deciphering all the scents.
According to the UPS tracking, the quilt is due to arrive in Houston by Tuesday this week. I can’t wait to show all of you how the quilt turned out and a little about my part of the process.
Thanks again for this wonderful honor. It is great to be part of such a great community and I love you all.