Eleanor Butner first contacted me on Oct. 9. Today her quilt finally arrived!!! Gorgeous & beautiful work too. Eleanor is sharing her story and saga regarding this quilt. Enjoy!
It is a fact that I am past retirement age. After teaching school for 42 years I returned to college and fulfilled a life long dream to become an RN-graduating in 2003.(with honors!)! I am a Hospice nurse turned Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) instructor--something that I enjoy almost as much as my new found love of piecing quilts! I was so excited to find Linda and sent Rachel's quilt to be finished with fluffy lambs! Well-it got lost! Not once but twice:Traveling from Charlottesville to Richmond to somewhere ??? and finally back to my mailbox marked undeliverable due to no such address! ( Goodness-has Linda moved???) During this time Linda was waiting and we both were fuming! Back to the Charlottesville PO where the post master had no answer and it was mailed again-this time to be tracked by me!! Same address!! I excitedly put the numbers in on Saturday morning and lo and behold-the package had arrived in Statesville (one digit difference in zip code) and was marked undeliverable AGAIN!!! HELP!!!This can' be happening AGAIN!! Luckily, the post master was in the Statesville PO Saturday and heard my incredibly sad story-he was a bit dismayed to say the least!! Someone-somehow tracked down the wandering package and it finally arrived safe and sound in Linda's hands today!!! Rachel's (a 14 yo twin granddaughter in Greensboro) quilt had been on the move since October 15-Priority Mail-no less!!! I cant wait to see the finished product!! I am already working on Hannah's quilt! I will be bursting with pride and excitement when they open Christmas gifts from Grammy this Christmas!! Thank you, LINDA!!!! (date 10/24/2011)
This is not the best time of day to photograph a quilt from my only bed but you get the idea. Rachael's Mom chose the IQ pattern Fluffy Sheep for her daughter but Eleanor and I decided it was too dense & just not the best pattern for a star block quilt so we changed the plan. Us women get to do that, you know! LOL. Rachael knows nothing about this quilt YET so the excitement grows...
10/24: Ironed and loading.
10/25: Quilted! It didn't dawn on me that the batik in the center of the star is feathers very like what I am stitching. Must have been a subconscious choice as both Eleanor and I saw this pattern at the same and agreed it was perfect. HA!