I opened a box of donated tops for HeartStrings to get one ready to load on the longarm. The box arrived from Barbara right after our move and I’d decided to leave them packaged until I was ready to quilt.

I was considerate enough to email Barbara and let her know they arrived safely but imagine my surprise to open the box today and find a gift for me and some $$ to help with the cost of shipping/batting. Aren’t these fat quarters gorgeous? It feels like it’s still my birthday!

Here’s the first top I’m getting ready to load – Barbara even sent the flag fabric for a backing. Once I finish it, I’m going to send it to Alycia. She has a goal of 100 Quilts of Valor for delivery in 2009 and she’s a member of HeartStrings too. How perfect is that?

We leave in the morning for Toronto and won’t be back until Sunday night but I am planning to take my laptop so I’m sure I’ll check in while I’m gone.

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  1. Love the FQ’s very pretty! And the patriotic quilt – imagine my surprise at finding my name in you post – I LOVE it — You are awesome!!

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