First , I received a quilt from my friend, Shannon, in Georgia. No the quilt isn't for me, exactly, its to be donated to NorCal Equine Rescue for them to raffle. I seized four severely emaciated horses last May and NorCal took them without charging the County anything. Without NorCal, that part of my job would be really difficult. (That's me standing behind the one of the other horses.) With NorCal, horses that look like this
end up looking like this (they've named her Daisy and she's on the left). Amazing, isn't it??
It broke my heart to see these horses so neglected; but they are all fat and sassy now. It truly is a happy ending. If you have any spare cash, even $5, NorCal could use it, especially in this economy.
So, back to my gifts. Shannon sent this quilt (pictures to follow...stay tuned) which will accompany the quilt that I will be putting together from the many women on the APQS chat that contributed blocks. NorCal will have two quilts to raffle, which I hope will bring them lots of money!!
Then, on Shannon's tutorial page a few months ago, she demonstrated how to make a pin cushion that is made to look like and eyeball--isn't it great! I'm dying to go to a class so I can "stick a needle in my eye"!!
The next thing Uncle Sam delivered is this beautiful quilt. I won this quilt from the Sagebrush Quilters in Ely. My friend, Kristina, sold me the tickets after she quilted this quilt for her guild. The best part of winning this quilt is that not only did Kristina quilt it and sell me the winning ticket, but she left her guild after they treated her poorly. Gotta love the irony!!
Finally, today, in my mailbox was this.
Thank you Shannon for everything!!! I wish you lived closer...but you will be coming out to visit and teach next summer...plan on it! Imagine the fun that you, Kristina and I will have.
PS...just got an e-mail from Shannon. This is what she pictured when she first saw this placque: "i have this mental picture of this bow legged cowboy holding the end of a rope that is limply hanging over, all frayed on the end. in the background there's a horse running off. the cowboy is standing there scratching his/her head...you know how a seasoned rodeo cowboy can take his hat off and scratch his head at the same time....that's what i saw..." Pretty funny!!