March 4, 2011

All Is Revealed - Including A Winner...

I can finally reveal who I spent a little quality time with over the past few weeks. The beautiful blonde locks belong to my friend, Rett of The Gazebo House.

Sandy of Vintage Sandy guessed her identity from the photo I posted of the back of her head, and I'm sending a little gift off to her for being right. Congratulations, Sandy.

Rett and I met face-to-face the first time at Panera's not far from my home. She brought along the gorgeous table runner she had finished, with a wonderful heart design incorporated into the piecing. When she was finished, she added embroidered applique' daisies. Isn't it stunning?
Rett is also friends with a mutual pal, Carol of Serendipity. Carol lives in Sarasota each winter, and I've known her for a couple of years. We couldn't wait to get all three of us together - and we did that more than once. We really had a ball chatting about quilts and sewing and blogging! (Photo creatively cropped by Rett! lol)

Rett gave each of us a pattern for a batik quilt, and we all agreed to make our own version of it. I know Carol is already nearly finished with hers! Rett will start hers soon, as will I, and then we'll share the finished pieces with our readers. We've also got a little party cooked up, but I'll tell you about that later.

It was wonderful meeting Rett in person and being able to share a few laughs. She really is delightful, and if you haven't visited her or Carol's blog (each title above is a link), please do so. You'll be glad you did. We all agreed that it's probably a good thing that we don't live in close proximity year-round. We would be a force for good - and mischief! I can hardly wait until next year, when we can do it again!Time to announce the winner of my giveaway drawing!
Congratulations to
Shoofly Quilts and Other Musings

Patty, please email your address to me so that I can send your package of goodies to you!

Thank you to everyone who entered the drawing. I wish I could have sent something to each of you. Please know that you are all a gift to me, and I appreciate you every day. I promise another drawing very soon! (March 15th will be my SECOND Blog Birthday!)

12 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

NoMimikry said...

Congratulations to Patty !!!


Klik said...

My congrats to Patty :))

Carol at Serendipity said...

Didn't we have fun? I wish we could have had a sew day!

Hope to finish the "quilt" today but I am so easily distracted!


MosaicMagpie said...

Congratulations to Patty! The guessing game was fun!

Jan M said...

So glad you were able to meet Rett in person! I hope the two of you were able to sneak in a little smocking along with the quilting, visiting and laughing!
Happy Weekend!

ShirleyC said...

Congrats to Patty!
I thought that was Rhett, but I didn't take a guess. LOL
I'm glad you all had a great time. I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall!

Shirley said...

Hi Donna, The table runner is so neat and I went to visit Carol and I am glad that I did. She is a very neat lady. Have a great weekend. Your Missouri Friend.

Createology said...

You and your friends make a wonderful trio. I can see lots of fun happening here. Congratulations to Patty. Please Bring Spring and the Birds who Sing...

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congrats to Patty! How fun that you can meet up with your blogging friends. Especially at Panera - I love that place. :) Enjoy your weekend! Theresa

Michelle May said...

What fun gal pals!
Congratulations to Patty!!
xx, shell

Rettabug said...

Hi Donna!

We got home safe & sound...what a looong drive...ugh! It was wonderful to be back in our own little nest.

Thank you SEW much for making my FL vacation such fun! I really enjoyed meeting you & Carol & I can't wait to get started on some of our projects.

This was a fun post to read & I want to congratulate Patty, too. You are such a generous person. I love all my little treasures from you. My mug mat is in use already this morning with a cuppa tea on it right beside the keyboard.

Thanks again for spending your precious sewing time with me.

Mega hugs,

Sarah said...

I should have know that you and Rett are friends. I follow Carol as well. I'm happy to see you three got together and had a great time. I've missed Rett, but know she enjoyed her time in FL. Thanks for sharing the photos. ~ Sarah


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