Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ostrich News



Been meaning to share this for a few days but keep forgetting to do it when I'm blogging - but I have a delightful piece of wonderfulness to share, so I thought I should probably share it. When I showed this originally, I commented that I thought perhaps it wanted something in the big blank spaces - like a load of orange celtic knotwork or something - well, Anne agreed with me about that, and in fact, offered - nay, virtually begged - to do the knotwork herself. Now, I may be many things, and not all of them complimentary, but I like to think that a Huge Crazy Fool is NOT one of them, so of course I said yes please!

There are any number of people I would be delighted to have work on one of my quilts (so if you want to make an offer, please don't hold back, LOL) but to have Anne's applique on one is right at the top of the list - it will definitely be better looking than any celtic knotwork I could do myself. So, when I get a chance to get the required fabric and thread, I will be sending it all her direction for her to work on at her leisure - and it can certainly be a leisurely project as this top has been sitting around for quite a while already.

It will be great to have this top really finished and ready for quilting - and doubly great to have that knotwork there, as it's something I've been thinking it might need for quite a while - and triply great to have Anne do it, not just because of the quality of her work, but because she and I have been virtual friends for a while now, so owning a piece she's worked on as well will make me feel all warm and happy. Of course, not having met her in person, I suppose it's possible she's an axe murderer* but would an axe murderer really go to all the trouble to design & stitch umpteen million miles of celtic knotwork for someone else? Seems unlikely...

Which brings me to something I've said before and will no doubt say again - aren't bloggers lovely people?

* (some of you will perhaps recognise this reference to a meeting between Hedgehog and Anne, last year, shortly before I met up with Hedgehog in London)

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

Lucky, lucky girl! You must be living right!

anne bebbington said...

No pressure there then? :o))))))))))))))

(ps Can't wait to get my sticky little mitts on it!)

Clare said...

I'm green with envy. Lucky lucky you to have a Bebbs Beauty!

(and she's certainly no axe murderer :-))))) )

KaiteM. said...

you've got a wonderfully fun blog Kate, and so many things on the list yet to do. K. (with the i)

Helen Conway said...

Ah, but, when it comes back all beautiful you will have to quilt it and then you will know how I felt on the Spring Fling swap when this tiny piece arrived with Anne's pristine celtic work all over it and I near freaked with fear at ruining it all :)

sewkalico said...

You lucky duck! I've met her (and there was no axe LOL) and she's an absolute gem!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Anne's work is superb and will be a wonderful addition to your quilt. I have a mini quilt from her that she sent me last spring and I can tell you her appliqué is flawless. I bet it will be stunning.