Once Upon a Time, Long, Long Ago..... there was a mom who had 4 young children, worked full time and did not get much sleep. This mom took a vacation one spring to visit her mother and sister in that strange land called Delaware. While on vacation with her 4 children (yeah right - vacation?) she took some time to go to the area quilt store. While there she saw a really fun row by row quilt hanging in the shop. It turned out this quilt was a Row of the Month club (remember this was a long time ago - like maybe 5 or 6 years ago) and her mother decided to treat her with this membership! So every month the store was kind enough to mail her that months row. Within a year this tired mom had a quilt top!
And then it sat. And sat. And sat some more. As the young children grew up into raging hormonal teenagers the mom was more and more stummped how to quilt this quilt. Something fancy didn't fit. But something plain was too boring. And of course it was special because her mother bought it for her to cheer her up. So what to do!
Then - an amazing thing happened! The fairy godmother of quilting came along! She had bought an amazing new tool for her machine! She played with it, and played some more! She shared her secret success with it on her blog site for all to see! And one day it hit the poor mother - thats it! Thats what the quilt top needs! "I must send it to fairy godmother Bonnie right away!"
So the mother made arrangements with the wonderful magical fairy Bonnie and sent the top on its way. Before long she got an email. The top was done! And it looked perfect! The design was just what the quilt needed! There was dancing and celebration in the mother's house (ok only the mother was dancing and celebrating - but hey, you got to get your kicks where you can)!
And what perfect timing. This poor mother has been run ragged the last week. New software upgrades on their system at work; which made her go into work at strange times like 4am to shut down systems and load new databases. And of course those caused problems which would then make her work long into the night. Sleep was not mentioned - but much thought of. Quilting ceased (OH NO!) and children's basketball games and NHS inductions were rushed to between work! She was so busy she couldn't even post or read quilt blogs! (The Horror!)
But the waiting for the beloved quilt kept her going. And finally, a small window of time opened up for her to share her story and some pictures of the quilt that fairy godmother Bonnie sent her to keep her spirits up. As we speak the quilt is winging its way to the gray busy land of IL! Soon there will time and sleep and comfy quilts again in the mothers house! Peace will return and life will resume as normal. She will live happily ever after!
THANKS FAIRY GODMOTHER BONNIE!