I have just a few best friends. Friends,who I could call upon no matter what. The word " friend" is not a word I use lightly. Like most people I know lots of people. But a true friend is different.
Actually they are such good friends I don't think I would call them in times of need unless I was absolutely desperate. I always wanted a sister because I think it is a bond like no other but I had brothers instead. Wonderful, but they are like all men deriving from Mars not Venus!
A while back a friend who has been like a sister to me for forty years plus knew I was making a quilt for William. We have never had a cross word,we do not need to speak,email,write or communicate on a regular basis. But she knew how important a project it was for me.
Actually I was really laid back about my monsters. I blogged about them before our last trip to Spain. Calming blanket stitches. Funny, quirky monsters. I thought it was a walk in the park.
She asked me to bring them up to show her. And, am I glad I did. She has just completed her second quilting class and she is a mathematician,
Now, don't get me wrong she loved my blanket stitches,she loved my monsters and she did not want to burst my monster bubble.
So, it went like this.
Question One. "Did you use a rotary cutter?" My answer .. " No a pair of scissors"
Question Two. " Are they all the same size?" My answer.. " Oh yes. Well I think so!"
Question Three.. "Have you got a quilting foot on your machine!? My answer... " A what!"
Question Four.... " You do realise you have to cut the batting about four inches wider than the quilt?" My answer .. " Really?"
My lovely friend did not make me feel daft. She did not make me feel incompetent. Her friendship was like a quilt. A reassuring cuddle that caught you before your fall..
Well the end of this story is going to take place over the next few days. I am taking all my monster squares to her house. The boys are going to play golf and she is going to help me finish my monster quilt. Whoop,whoop I cannot wait!!
I can not wait to take pictures of it all finished and ready for William he is coming home next month. I will have it on his bed all ready for a cuddle.
Before I go to my friends house I would like to welcome my new followers. Another ten and it must be time for a Giveaway. I love them so much. Choosing and selecting little gifts for the lovely followers who take the time to leave such lovely comments. Thank you all.