Monday, March 05, 2007

May I Quote You?

Once upon a time, there was a Pacific Northwest girl named Cindy living in Wisconsin. She spent days longing to be home so she could go to Fabric Depot and Center Diamond Quilt shop.

Lucky for her, she has a good friend in Oregon who is a very talented fabricaholic. One day, her friend, Monica was on a shop hop, just minding her own business and THIS FABRIC stash jumped off the shelves into her arms. She thought, "hey, I know someone who would enjoy this, but it has ducks on it, not chickens. Oh well," she thought, "Ducks are just chickens wearing flip-flops."

So, she went home and got her postal goodness all ready to send to her dear friend. She rushed to the Post Office, in her Crocs and very cool mommy car. The entire time thinking of how much her friend would LOVE the fabric.
A few days later, Cindy went to her mailbox and much to her surprise, there was the wonderful package of Postal Goodness and some sluggy and fishy hugs packed in there.

"My Goodness", she thought. "What shall I make out of this wonderfully yummy fabric?" When she read the letter inside and saw what her pal wrote about Ducks and chickens and flip-flops, the possibilities floated inside her head.

Monica had already turned her on to these really great patterns by Lori Smith. And, BONUS, the local quilt shop, Barn Door Quilts carries them.

So, Cindy decided to use one of the patterns to create a wallhanging and quote the talented and imaginative Monica. And here it is!! :) The embroidered chickens are wearing little flip-flops and the flip-flops on top and bottom are appliqued on with bead straps.















Cindy can think of her friend every day she goes into her sewing/guest/chicken room.
Thanks friend, for being so creative, generous and coming up with fun quotes! :)

12 comments:

PamKittyMorning said...

Now that my friends is a fine story!

Happy Zombie said...

I'm sobbing. Just sobbing, sobbing, sobbing. Sobbing with joy, sobbing because I miss you, sobbing because you're so beautiful, sobbing because you're so talented (quilting AND storytelling).

Big slugs and jumbo fishes. I love you my flip flopped friend!

Wende said...

Ah ha... so this is what you've been up to! Bravo you. It's very fun... I'm diggin those chickens. :D

Autum said...

Such a sweet story. You are both very clever.

lappemor said...

Such a fun quilt. You are so lucky to have such a great friend. I'm sure you guys have tons of fun whenever you see each other :)

Done By Tuesday said...

What a precious story...I've jumped back and forth between your blogs this morning, and what a special friendship you have :D Thanks for the feelings of warm fuzziness this morning. :)

Michelle said...

Wow. Just WOW. How lucky you are to have such a great friend - and a fabricaholic one to boot! Can't get better than that.

Norma said...

I love the quote! Sign me a fellow chicken lover!

Patti said...

What a marvelous wonderful thing she did for you. Love the resulting quilt!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

What a small internat world this is, I just found you on someone's blog and your second last post was from the splish splash range and so was mine. I am also a chook girl, as you will no doubt realise if you ever visit and look through my posts and I love what you did with yours, Cheers, Tracey

Anne said...

That is the most wonderful story I've heard in a long time! What a privelege it is to have such good friends :o)

lindiepindie said...

What a fun story, and Monica really did come up with a great quote. The little flip flops are just too cute at the top and bottom!

It sounds like Cindy lived happily ever after in her chicken room. :o)