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Monday, September 10, 2007

Stars and Feathers - 4SQS

Can you imagine what I felt when I went to the post office today to pick up a package from the US? I was soooo exited when the box was handed to me over the counter! And when I opened it I felt a lump in my throat. Wonderful Libby (A Simple Girl) had sent me her miniature quilt:

Does this say Autumn, or what? Stars and flying geese in a lovely combination! And the country feel of the fabrics are wonderful for this time of year - gives it a warmth in these wet and chilly times.

The label on the back has a quote from Laura Ingalls Wilder:
All those golden autumn days, the sky was full of wings.
Wings beating low over the blue water of Silver Lake.
Wings beating high in the blue air far above...
Bearing them all away to green fields in the south.

Reading this brought back a lot of memories, being a girl reading the books about the life on the prairie - remember loving the tales of a life so different than my own. Perhaps I will reread them one of these days? And in English this time... the language sound more poetic than what I remember from reading them in translation...

Coming home tonight it found its way to the kitchen table, where it will have its home in time to come. Libby had also included some other goodies; I look forward to trying the strawberry jam with my breakfast :o) And I'm sure you'll see the FQs in a quilt one of these days :o)

Sincerely,
Anne Ida

8 comments:

Chookyblue said...

very nice .......there are some beautiful quilt in this swap.......

Lisa D. said...

What a wonderful, homey little quilt. Aren't you lucky???

Janice said...

Its lovely isn't it? Looks good on your table too...

Guðrún said...

So you are the lucky gal to receive Libby´s quilt. It is beautiful.

Rose said...

Oh that is gorgeous!!! I love it!! I want it!! lol Those colours scream Autumn, that is a wonderful swap quilt.....jam looks yummy too!!
Hugs xxx

Wendy said...

Oh that little quilt looks so homey on your table. A nice treat to get the yummy jam.

Rose Marie said...

Lucky you .... a lovely mini and goodies too!

Dawn said...

Oh you got Libby's quilt! I just loved it while she was working on it!