Thursday, December 24, 2009

It Pays to Blog!

While participating in the Cross Country Quilt Designers Blog Hop this November, I blogged about my Grammie's green plaid dishes. (See older post Blog Hop Day 2)

A couple of days later I received a package in the mail.
What could it be? It was from Laurie Simpson of Minick and Simpson fame.

It was these wonderful plaid dishes.
The day after Laurie read my blog
she walked into a thrift store and there they were - on the sale table.
The best part - there are TWO serving bowls.
I did not have any serving bowls to go with my partial set of plaid dishes.

The fabric is my Christmas line for next year - Adoring.
The sales reps will be showing this to you shop owners starting January 4th.

A couple of days ago another package arrived.
This one from Terry Adkinson of Adkinson Designs fame
What could this be???

A whole pile of plates and one soup bowl.
One might ask whatever will you do with one soup bowl???
I will add it to my 3 soup bowls.
Now I have FOUR soup bowls, one for each of us!

Tonight when I use my green plaid dishes, not only will I think of my Grammie but Laurie and Terry too.
Thanks girls for thinking of me.

See it really does pay to blog.

From my heart,



  1. Oh hooray! Santa Claus is everywhere. Sounds like your Christmas will be really merry and bright!

  2. How very sweet of them to send those to you! I can't wait to see your new line. I just finished a tabletopper using Holly Jolly...I'm behind LOL. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. How wonderful!! They were very thoughtful. I hope you enjoy the dishes and have a wonderful Christmas.

  4. How generous. What wonderful fabric friends you have.

  5. Sandy, aren't quilters the best? I know that Terry LOVES dishes, so she must really love you to be sending them on to you! Have a wonderful holiday.

  6. What wonderful friends. We never know who's reading what we blog about. Tis the season for such surprises.
    Merry Christmas from a few dozen miles east.
    Stay warm, stay safe.

  7. That is so lovely and kind, wonderful. Love your new fabrics.

    Merry Christmas from Down under

  8. Wow! Blogging buddies are fab, aren't they? Can't even imagine having to plan as far ahead as you designers do. yikes! Well, I know we'll all love your next line. We always do! Enjoy your holiday Sandy.

  9. You never know when a Secret Santa is listening, lurking and thinking of you.

    How very thoughtful and generous.

    I always look forward to your lines.

    Merry Christmas, Sandy.

  10. What great friends you have!!! If I ever see any of these dishes, I will send them along to you! I'm always shopping at the thrift store.
    Merry Christmas!!!

  11. woo-hoo! Not only does it pay to blog, it pays to have such sweet blogging friends! Great finds.