Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Feel the love

Friendships are important, some come and go, others may frustrate you at times but at the end of the day we wouldn't be who we are without the support and companionship our friends provide us with.

I have never been very confident at making new friends, but since I have been part of the online quilting community my confidence, and number of friends, has had a real boost! And what warm, kind, supportive and generous friends quilty friends are!

Then sometimes they are blow your mind amazing, like Pennie. Last year Pennie invited me to stay when I needed a break, we went to Lizzy House's workshop at The Village Haberdashery, she showered me with gifts and generally gave me a great weekend that was definitely the medicine I needed.

And last week a parcel arrived from Pennie, containing some fabric I had brought during the #greatukfabricdestash I organised on Instagram, but also much other gorgeous bounty!

This week I had the most amazing parcel ever from my lovely friend @tuppencehapennyquilts. To be honest I'm still speechless and in disbelief that it's mine. The pouch is the most perfect thing. Ever. Fact.

Pennie sent me all her AMH voile scraps so I can make a voile quilt like the one I keep dreaming about, I cannot wait to get started, but the blow my mind amazingness of the Melody Miller sew together bag she sent me, well, I just about died!

See, perfection. Didn't I tell you?! #melodymillerforever #imspoilt thank you so so much @tuppencehapennyquilts

You see me and Pennie were probably destined to be friends, what with our shared passion for all things Melody. How she could bear to use up all this Melody and then send it to me is a mystery, one that makes the gift mean so much more as I know what a wrench it would have been for her!

It really is perfect, in every way. So thank you a million times my dear friend Pennie, you, and many other quilty friends, are what keeps me sane and very happy!


15 comments:

Isisjem said...

Lovely gifts and yes this community has some real stars amongst it!

Jessie Fincham @ Messy Jesse said...

oh how sweet of Pennie!! The Sew Together Bag is amazing!

Russell Shaw said...

Emily,
I love you guys, you are true friends and I love the things you do.

Leanne said...

That bag is fantastic, lucky you!

Charlotte said...

Pennie is the absolute best!

pennydog said...

So amazingly awesome, what a great friend.

Pennie said...

Awwww, you made me cry!!! It's been an emotional day today with one thing and another, and this just opened the floodgates. Looking forward to your next visit ��

Archie the wonder dog said...

What a lovely present!!

Fran said...

Lucky you, enjoy that fabulous gift!

Catherine said...

Love the bag and what a great gift from Pennie

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Sisters forever :)

Kay said...

Wow, the bag is just amazing. Sewing friends really are the best kind. x

Kay said...

Wow, the bag is just amazing. Sewing friends really are the best kind. x

Katy Cameron said...

Gorgeous gifts, and online friends are the bestest, not least because (as I was trying to explain to my boss the other day) they don't give me nasty germs like my icky colleagues do!

Claire Corry said...

Sewing friends are wonderful a lovely post Emily. You did the same for me last Monday when you came round to see me. I really needed to see a friend and it was lovely to see you for the afternoon x