and the machine has been smokin'...well not really, thank goodness...but I think it was very happy when I shut it off a bit ago. I've been working on pillowcases for Jami today...but first I need to tell you about my trip to Joann's this morning. I saw in this morning's flyer that they had patriotic fabric on sale for 40% off and then they had a coupon for 10% off your entire purchase, sale items included. Well, we were there when the doors opened...I was so excited! Well it got even better...the cashier looked at my pile of fabric and said "Are either of you military?" I said "I grew up military, my dad was in the Air Force."...I wasn't sure where she was going with her question...she looked at my pile of fabric again and looked at my coupon for 10% off...she then asked what I was doing with all this patriotic fabric...I told her I was making pillowcases for servicemen and women...her face lit up and she said "That's military enough for me...I'm giving you the additional 10% for the military that we're doing this weekend"...I almost cried right there at the cash register...I thanked her and thanked her...well then we were both almost crying, Andy got me out of there so the poor woman could check out the person behind us. It was a wonderful morning. I came home and cut out all the pillowcases that I could get out of my pile of fabric...16...and then started pinning
Oh I had that poor machine flying...nice long straight seams.
A huge thank you to all of you that have sent in your pillowcases so far...we hit 100 on Saturday...I was doing the dance. I delivered 87 to Jami on Thursday...she was absolutely speechless...I can't even tell you how wonderful my visit with her was...she was so happy, so appreciative and she kept saying to me "You have the most amazing friends, they don't even know me and they're helping me with this." I told her we weren't going to cry...but we did...tears of joy this time. I heard from her on Friday and she had gone through every envelope and every box and read every note that you all included...she asked me to please thank you all so, so much. She said "I know now that I don't have to be afraid, I have all of these new friends who are praying for me and sending me good thoughts. This cancer may slow me down, but it's not going to beat me!"
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! You all are the BEST!
I worked on something really fun with a friend yesterday...I bought this pattern
with the tiny template at a quilt show back in April that Lisa from Primitive Gatherings was vending. We started out by sewing these blocks together...this ends up being 22"...did the cutting with the little teeny twister template...sewed them back together and it ends up being 10"
At lastly today...here's a little peak at my version
post...a Quilt Along that will be starting really soon...it's going to be FUN!
Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend...we have much to be thankful for!