Last month Pippa from France (Pippa’s Patch) was the winner of my “View from the Cabin” pattern giveaway. But her luck did not stop there. Luisa from Italy (Luisa’s Quilt Friends), a reader who has been quilting for many years, commented to congratulate Pippa. But Luisa also left a personal note for me to forward to Pippa, offering her a gift.
Pippa is now the happy owner of these beautifully pieced blocks for a bed-sized quilt, sent her way by Luisa! What a lovely, and totally unexpected, delight! Thanks to Luisa for her generosity, and to Pippa for sharing the story with us all.
Have you signed up for the Postage Stamp Quilt Charm Swap yet?
Imagine the fun, watching your mail for little envelopes of fun charms from other quilters. Everyone is invited to participate! You must sign up for this round by January 18th.
What a difference a year can make!
A large part of the United States is having a very dry (and often warm) winter, and Minnesota has been no exception. While the far north woods have fared better, most of the state has had little snow, all of which has melted soon as the temperatures climbed well into the 40’s over and over. This week the temps have fallen off to more seasonable, but much of the state has no snow cover. Nice for shoveling, but not so nice for our garden perennials, or the farmers who count on winter snow for moisture. But weather can be very fickle, perhaps we will catch up with snow yet this winter!
(Yep, we lost a big tree this summer, due to major water main construction.)