A while back I discovered that Monica over at Happy Zombie and I were leading somewhat parallel lives! She and I both had two homes, hoping to sell one, and we both had recent experiences with stacking firewood - and lest we not forget - we’re both quilters! She posted to her blog not long ago that she finally sold her second home - a joyous occasion after being on the market for a long time - and I just had to send her congratulations! Monica emailed back that she wanted to send me something, so I said why not? Hello Joe-Joe arrived just before our trip this weekend to the Squash House! What a wonderful surprise! He is a newer version of her St. Joe-Joe a Go-Go. Hello Joe-Joe is meant to bring us good luck! Monica’s instructions stated we must tell him specifically what we want and he must be kept inside our house in a place we love. As you can see below, he is happily situated next to the place I love the most - my sewing machine and he has been given specific instructions! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Monica!While we were exploring this weekend, we wound up in Pendleton, OR on a rather large, unintended circular drive! Although it was Sunday, I thought it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t check to see if Pendleton Quiltworks was open - and luckily, it was! Rachelle and her staff have a wonderful store! So while Mr. Squash wandered over to Hamley’s, I did a little shopping! I’ve mentioned before that I just love Zippity Do-Dah by Sandy Gervais for Moda. I bought a layer cake of this and Piece of Pie Book which contains the pattern "Roll On" for the quilt. I haven’t yet decided on the background or border yet, but will have a lot of fun buying it with my birthday gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop!
This is just the first 6 layers of the Layer Cake:
Roll On Quilt:
Tomorrow I’ll show you a little of the “happenings” at the Squash House. I’m still behind reading blogs and commenting, so bear with me - I hope to catch up soon!