Monday, May 11, 2009


Oh wow, talk about a fabulous mail day! I hit the jackpot today. What a thrill.

First off, a wonderful name block from Cheri of Jovaliquilts. She wrote about making the block here
While you are visiting Cheri, check out the fungly quilt her Project Linus group made. I love it and was so taken by the aqua and red sashing and cornerposts that I had to buy some fabric that color this last weekend.

I now have enough (more than enough!) name blocks to make a fabulous name sampler quilt. That is a project that is really high on my to-do list. I know I have a Sio (name block that is) arriving soon!

Kim B sent me my very first happy 4-Letter word block. Whee. I do not believe Kim has a blog (yet) - correct me if I'm wrong, Kim.

AND Kim sent me a MWA ha ha ha.  Isn't that a fabulous evil laugh? And Rachael sent the slurp and the cackle. Aren't these all incredible? And they look so fabulous together.

Here's a close-up of cackle. It's 4" finished. Wonderful detail - look at that loop on the k.

It's worth mentioning again what an absolute blast this halloween noises Slither Eek Boo quilt is. I LOVE it. It is sooo fun. I would so happily make more than one of these quilts - you guys send blocks to me, they will get used. Maybe not immediately, but most definitely.

I also got a couple of experimental letters. I love these blocks too. They're a great learning tool - how busy fabric can cause problems. Both of these Ms would be easier to read if they were completely surrounded by background fabric. But um, yeah, still hard to read. 

Thank you all so very very much. You made my day and it was already a great one. I got together with my quilting friends and quilted and chatted and ate food. yup, wonderful day.

I keep forgetting to mention this, but I got the results back from my thyroid uptake scan - I'm all healthy, no cancer. woohoo!!! I'm not the only one who is doing well: Pokey is doing fabulously too, though very cranky because she wants her tuna mush (with her medication in it) NOOOOOW. 


jovaliquilts said...

I love those Halloween words!! People are being so clever about making the word look like the sound. Can't wait to see them all.
And congrats on your thyroid scan! That must be a huge relief.

Tazzie said...

The words are just wonderful Tonya, but I have to say, that last paragraph there, it just made my day!
Fabulous news!

Kim said...

Glad my stuff made it :0)
No blog for me but I am thinking about it...just scared it won't be as cool as all the good ones I visit.

got another word on the way tomorrow :0).
Happy Sewing,

Rosalyn Manesse said...

"Cheri" is so cute in that fabric. Thanks for adding my blog to your list!

Beena said...

These words are inspiring! No I'll be getting to try that "moan" before the week is over. It may take longer if I have to do it over, and tweak!

julieQ said...

The cackle is my bigtime favorite! The letters LOOK like a cackle!

Mary C. said...

I am doing Scream for the Noise quilt.

Carol E. said...

LOVE those words!! Fabulous. And Great News about the thyroid and dear Pokey. We are all celebrating.

AnnieO said...

Celebrating, indeed, for so many reasons! Good health, good fun, good pets, good TV and good quilting. What more need a day bring?

Allie said...

The words are awesome, I especially love the cackle - but the news at the end, oh happy day! I'm so glad for you and Pokey!

Clare said...

Woo hooo about the thyroid and Pokey.

Dionne said...

Those words are really looking awesome! I've started on Howl, and it's coming along!
Congrats on the healthy scan! That is fabulous news.

Millie said...

Great news about your and Pokey's health.

That "cackle" is outstanding!

daveandlo said...

It's great news to hear you and Pokey are doing well!


Unknown said...

So glad your scan is clear - and those words are terrific

Janet said...

Happy to hear you got good news. All the variety in words are making itch to try more.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on the clear thyroid scan--the best possible good news. Clean bills of health for both you and Pokey. Yippee!

Love all the Halloween-y blocks. That's going to be one fun quilt.

YankeeQuilter said...

Wow...great words and letters in the mailbox and good news from the doc too! Bonus Day!!!! I think that calls for ice cream!

Kristin Shields said...

Wonderful news about your thyroid! Those are some great blocks. There sure are some talented quilters out there!

Brenda said...

great letters, especially cackle and slurp. 4 inches finshed height? or width? it's going to be a great quilt!

Sharon said...

Oh wow, what wonderful news for both you and Pokey - what a great relief that must be for all.

I love those 'words'. But now I'm intimidated! That "cackle" is totally awesome - literally. I'm in awe of Rachael's skill. I think I need to re-do my 'W', that looked so good last night! *sigh*