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Look at the wonderful surprise I received in my mailbox recently. Five grandmother’s garden blocks forLyn’s challenge. Aren’t these the most adorable little blocks. They are hand pieced and I was just doing the happy dance when I saw them. Now to meet the challenge I must figure out a mini quilt that uses at least four of them. Let the creative juices start flowing. Weee, this is going to be fun. My next surprise came while I was out trying to sell my patterns. Now this is pretty amazing. I went to Christensen Wholesale hoping with all my fingers crossed that they would carry my patterns. Never did I dream I would walk out with a huge bag full of fabric and ric rac (their’s is soft and fuzzy.) How fun is that? They liked some of my patterns but wanted them in their fabric, you may know it better as Riley Blake. They also gave me some to come up with a new design with. Look at all this fabulous fabric. I think I’ve died and gone to heaven.

My next surprise is one I shall look back on and laugh. I don’t think I’ve been getting enough sleep. It couldn’t be that I’m a little off my rocker. The other morning I got up as I usually do, bright and early. Sliced a loaf of bread for sandwiches for my family. Yes it takes a loaf to feed my hubby, three teenage boys and DD. Set the slices out in piles of two in preparation for sandwich making. Made two tuna fish for J. Made four ham for hubby and Alex. Started to make two PB&J’s for N and DD. Had the peanut butter on when I realized that I had spread the peanut butter on top of two of the ham sandwiches. Ummmm, wonder how that would have tasted. Better than if I had put it on the tuna I’m sure. No one will ever know unless they want to make one for themselves. Instead I got out another loaf, glad I make five at a time, and fixed my little surprise blunder.


  • Finn says:

    Congratulations on the loot! And them handling your patterns is wonderful..not a problem…right?
    Love the sandwich story..sound like you needed your coffee girl!! Hugs, Finn

  • Needled Mom says:

    Too funny. I wonder what it would have tasted like.

    Great fabric load!!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with.

    I love the GFG blocks. Only four? Do you get to keep the rest?

  • hetty says:

    Ha! My son would have eaten that! Cute little GFG blocks! Happy Creating with all the fabric!

  • *karendianne. says:

    Those are Great Great blocks and one thing I know for sure – you'll set them into a mini quilt expertly and cute as can be. This… this I'm looking forward to.

  • quiltingnana says:

    I'm sure you will come up with some clever ideas for the fabric….funny about the sandwiches

  • Kendria says:

    LOVE your blog and I am in AWE of your talents Emily!! I'm going to have to check in from time to time to see all that you do! :0)

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar says:

    Well done on getting your patterns distributed through a store – how wonderful that they have given you fabric and supplies. can't wait to see what you come up with for the challenge! Love the history of vintage blocks.

  • QuiltedSimple says:

    How wonderful for you to get your patterns distributed! And the sandwich blunder – taht is so totally something I would do:)

  • Anonymous says:

    Hello Em, so glad you received the blocks…it is going to be a fun challenge..Hugs Lyn

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