Thursday, October 19, 2006

One More Post Today

I've been blogging for nearly two months now. It's been a great experience - I have started a quilt journal and have 'met' quilters around the world - my two reasons for starting. That second idea ('meeting') became much more real today. I complimented Nadine's hexagon tote bag a while back. Turns out she's also a foreign language teacher! She offered to send the pattern. I wrote back that I'd need to learn how to English paper piece hexagons first! She said she'd send me info on that, too.

This is what I found in my mailbox this evening! Not only did Nadine include plenty of examples and pages of instructions, but she sent me a little hedgehog button and pincushion!! Unbelievable. Thanks, Nadine!

26 comments:

DubiQuilts said...

What a nice gift. Blogger friends far and near are great!

Libby said...

You are going to love the hexagons -- I have found them to be very addicting and satisfying. Enjoy *s*

Angie said...

Lucky girl!! How wonderful quilter friends are!! :) I'm gone now to check out Nadine's hexagon bag.

dot said...

Looks like you are going to be busy on a fun project. Enjoy the time with you Mom and working on the hex's will be a good project to do while visiting.

Lois R. said...

What a sweet package -- and a sweet internet friend! how thoughtful. Enjoy your hexes and your mom's visit. Hi Hedgehog's Mom!

Tazzie said...

What a lovely surprise for you! I'll enjoy seeing how you go with the hexagons, they are fun.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Rabbit Stitchings said...

What a fun package to get in the mail .... I haven't learned to do the english paper piecing yet either, someday! I agree, since I started blogging I have met some really nice quilter friends!!

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Nadine is a very special lady so I'm not at all surprised that you received such a wonderful package from her.

Beware you will get addicted to English Paper Piecing and those hexagons. I started a project recently and couldn't put it down. LOL Enjoy, enjoy!

May Britt said...

I noticed Nadines bag also. It is beautiful. Sewing hexagons is fun, I am actually sewing on a hexagon bag too...... (another of my ufo's) Gosh....do I have many ufo's LOL

Nadine said...

It was my pleasure ! I'm happy you got the whole package safe...
Now you only have to BEGIN ! I can't wait seeing your first trials !

Smiles,

NADINE.

Dormouse said...

What a lovely surprise for you. It's so special when someone does something like that. I think you're going to have some fun with those.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

You will get hooked, I'm sure. Have fun.

Anonymous said...

NEAT! How lucky for you.

Cynthia said...

how lucky of you to receive the instructions to make hexagons. I hope you'll show the progress of working on them. Maybe i'll learn from you how to make them.

CBM said...

Very special.

ForestJane said...

What a neat package to get! Be sure and show us pictures of the finished bag you make. :)

Kay said...

Nadine is obviously a kind person! Just a word of warning. I hope you will consider it a cyper-friend's comment. English paper piecing is really hard on the wrist, or at least I have found it so. Don't do much at a time, and if you can find one there, wear one of those wrist support gloves or braces. I know you're young, but the pain may come later. :)

Inga Helene said...

That's the fine thing about Internet. It brings people all over the world closer together. You'll love the hexagons!!

Inga

debraspincic said...

I have an interesting hexagon strippy quilt I am getting ready to finish before Christmas. I did all the hexagons by Eng paper piecing and it was fun!

carol said...

I am convinced the world got smaller because of the internet!

Ruth said...

Great gift! Have an excellent time with your mum.

Sanda said...

Hedgehog dear,

I have visited your blog before, but tonight my attention was drawn by a comment you've made on Kristinne LaFlamme's blog, where you have taught her to say "Vise placute" in Romanian.
If you would enjoy to meet a group of Romanian and French quilters, check our blog, Peticelul Romanesc - The Romanian Patch. We would like to hear from you.
I enjoy very much your postings,hope to see more projects in the future.
With warm regards.
Noapte buna!
Sanda from Peticelul Romanesc
www.peticelulromanesc.blogspot.com

samantha said...

Blogs are so much fun, especially with so many wonderful quilters out there :-)

Finn said...

Opps...I just left a post down a post or two. Didn't realize I wasn't at the top post..sorry!! Hugs up here too Hedgie!
Hugs, Finn

tami said...

I love blogging. You get to find out so much about other quilters in other places that you may never get to visit. I agree with Carol. It certainly makes the world a smaller place.

Dawn said...

Wait till you see the hexagon quilt I saw at guild tonight! I hope to post a picture tomorrow!