Thanks, Kelly!


Remember back in September when my online friend, Kelly, and I were stranded on Topsail Island for several days, cut off from the mainland (and food!) by flooded roads? Well, I do! I’m not heading to my condo if rain’s predicted ever again. But this makes it all worthwhile. In today’s mail, this beautiful quilt arrived from Kelly as a thank you for hosting her through days of pouring rain, tornado warnings, waves lapping at our back door, carport ceilings crashing in the middle of the night, and only crackers and pickles for substenance! Kelly is a passionate and skilled quilter and this quilt is a real stunner, sewn from her hand-dyed batik fabrics. Aren’t the colors amazing? Thank you, Kelly, for your thoughtfulness and your good sportsmanship. We’ll do it again one of these days, when sunshine is in the forecast!


  1. Stephanie S. on February 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    The quilt is beautiful! What a treasure.

  2. cindy mathes on February 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Well we already knew she was a sweetie… could come be stranded with me anytime ..well, like now..going stir crazy in the aftermath of the blizzard.. 🙂

  3. kellyEnglish on February 3, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I love the picture Diane. Sorry Cindy – don’t do blizzards. The storm at least didn’t have snow to shovel.

  4. Gina on February 3, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    WOW – that is gorgeous!

  5. Debbie hearne on February 3, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Oh what a beautiful quilt! It will bring much comfort!

  6. Ann on February 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    What beautiful colors – that quilt is a real treasure!

  7. Margo on February 3, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Absolutely STUNNING!!…quilting is such a beautiful form of art and Diane, you are so lucky to have this…Kelly, what a very generous thing to do…I’m sure Diane will treasure it always.

  8. Rose Balan on February 3, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Awesome quilt. I am in good company I am the proud owner of a Kelly quilt as well!

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