Friends

‘A friend is a special gift tied to a ribbon of love’friends.jpg
friend       (frěnd)  Pronunciation Key 
n.  
  1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts.
  2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance.
  3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade.
  4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patronizes a group, cause, or movement: friends of the clean air movement.
  5. Friend A member of the Society of Friends; a Quaker.

A friend would have to be the most important thing in life after family. Having moved around a lot in my life I am lucky to have friends all over the country and all over the world, in many cases thanks to stitching, quilting and the internet. How did we survive without it? I consider myself to be very lucky to have so many wonderful and sharing friends on my blog who like to share my passion with me. I think I may get this block made into a gift card as it would be just a lovely token to send to a friend in need or just to say hi, and I appreciate you every now and then.

My best and longest friend is Bec. I am godmother to her first born and she to mine. We met in high school through music and her family became my second family. With all of my moving around the country we have remained best of friends and I have just been a witness at her second marriage (and I was bridesmaid at the first but we wont go there:) Even though we have not lived in the same town for many years we can still pick up the phone and chat for two hours without a pause…. she does not share my love of stitching but does appreciate any that I give her!

so to Bec, you are the special friend in my life this week and every week….

hugs to you

Helen 

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Published in: on January 8, 2008 at 10:00 am  Leave a Comment  

joining in

If anyone would like to join in and share with our NPNT family here there are two ways of doing it. You can simple use the comment feature to send in a message OR you can email me with your email address and where you purchased your kit (just so spammers dont get through) and I will add you to the blog as an ‘Author’. You can then write a post, edit it and publish it at anytime you wish. You can also then insert photos and pictures to share with us all. I believe you do need a wordpress account for this. If you dont have one it will tell me and I will send you a ‘invite’ from wordpress to easily create one. You will then be automatically added as an author to my blog.

I wait to hear from you all,

hugs, Helen

Published in: on January 7, 2008 at 11:52 am  Leave a Comment  

oopsies…

Oh No, there is a little typo on the instructions – I am sending out new ones to stores but if you happen already have your pack then instead of 106 of each unit you actually need 126 of each unit when cutting for the complete quilt top…so sorry….

Published in: on November 28, 2007 at 12:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fabrico Pens Used

Because of time constraints I used Fabrico acid free dual markers to ‘write’ my sayings on the back of my quilt. If you are not inclined to stitch them (which would be nicer if you have the time) then you can use these, or any other fabric pens you may have.

#154 Chocolate

#165 Pine

#160 Celadon

#161 Burgundy

#157 Ash Rose

#133 Rose pink

Helen

Published in: on November 28, 2007 at 12:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

ready to ship

Nice People Nice Things is now ready for shipping -well it was until my printer gave up on it and I am waiting for a new part, but orders are being taken, stores have stock on their shelves (check out the stores page to see who has it already) and we are getting ready to start featuring and sharing in January. I have been asked what pens I used to ‘cheat’ and write my sayings for those of you not inclined to stitch them. I will also list these on the ‘quilt’ page so you can always find them.  I will also arrange to have a ‘free font’ page put up there for you to use to design your own blocks using the same ‘writing’ as the rest of the quilt. For now, get yourselves organised, get your box and transfers, start searching for fabric and or kits and sit back and enjoy the ride with other nice people and nice things.

Pens used were Fabrico  ACid free dual markers

#160 Celadon

#133 Rose pink

#157 Ash Rose

#154 Chocolate

#165 Pine

#161 Burgundy

hugs

Helen

Published in: on November 28, 2007 at 10:29 am  Leave a Comment