About a week ago I had commented on Starwood Quilter's post about her lovely completed Farmer's Daughter Sampler. Susan had been incorporating entries from a diary her grandmother had written in 1916, with her quilt block choices for her sampler. It is a fascinating story of life on the farm in Kansas, the courtship of her grandmother in the year before she married her grandfather.
I met Susan in a yahoo group for Farmer's Wife, saw her posts and began following along, going back to the beginning to catch up with the "story". I watched her grow the quilt to 140 blocks and commented along the way.I knew she was nearly completion so checked back to see if she had a picture of it yet.
Come to find out on that very post, she was participating in a Quilter's Blog Hop Party and offering a $30.00 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop. And she emailed me this morning to tell me that I had won! Are you kidding me?
I was just doing what I had been doing for months and answered a posed question--- never expecting that I would be picked. I know someone has to win and it could be me but mostly I don't enter these things to begin with. To be honest I had forgotten about it so the email sort of came out of the blue, LOL.
Thank you so much, Susan! Currently she is showing us blocks of a 25 block sampler she and her quilt group made to represent home and community and sharing a bit about life and history in her part of Colorado. The girl is a born teacher! She is at block 11. http://starwoodquilter.blogspot.com/search/label/Starwood%20Sampler%20Quilt
Well, the floors are vacuumed, Skyler wants round two of his treat bite or some play time with me and I still need to shower. Sewing that twister mess back together is on tap for the day. You know where to find me.