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Friday, May 11, 2012

Fair Trade?

 Last week my friend Longarm Jo invited me over to put that blue quilt up on her machine. WOW! She has quite the set-up. Her long arm pretty much takes over her whole work space, but it is amazing!
 She offered to quilt up this monster for me as a favor. Why? Because she's under the impression that I'm a nice person. Well, this may back fire on her because I plan on moving into her closet and using her machine at night!

We had fun looking for a pattern and never once did Jo say anything about my bad points or faulty sewing. She's a keeper!

I keep insisting that I needed to pay her back in some way, and she finally said she needed a name tag.

A Name Tag! That's it? Do you think that's a fair trade?
So this is what she got, a license plate sized name tag, because I owe her BIG time!

 What was my inspiration? A beautiful oriental poppy growing in her yard.
After this, everyone will know her, because they'll see that name tag from across the room!

Personally, I think I got the best end of the deal. I didn't have to struggle with that quilt under my little machine.
Thank you JO!


Take care and have a wonderful weekend!
Brandie

7 comments:

M and M plus 3 said...

Wow, how nice of Longarm Jo and you are a nice person Miss Brandie! Your name tag was a nice appreciation gift. I know another longarmer whom doesn't have time to do her own sewing as well.

Jean said...

Oh my gosh, I so love that poppy! I think it's an AWESOME trade! I think she got the best part of the deal... LOL!

The yummy color and the thread play. you did an awesome job on her tag.

Createology said...

Wow Brandie. Now this is what the creative community is all about...doing for others without expecting anything in return. Your quilt will be stunning. As for her name tag you made...F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S!!! The inspiration poppy is perfect. You are one very clever and observant nice person. Blissful my dear...

Esther said...

Love the name tag, and it looks like all if fair in this trade. Your quilt is beautiful and I am looking forward to seeing how Jo quilts it.

Library Gal Quilts said...

Wow, that is one great name tag!! I know what you mean, maybe we could both move into Jo's closet!! Or even Esther's!!! hee hee

Jo said...

Thank YOU Brandie! I've been grinning from ear to ear since I laid my eyes on my new name tag!Wish you all could see, it's even more beautiful in RL. The Poppy is amazing!!! There is more detail than whats in the photo. I wore it home and it brought a big smile to Michael as well. I can't stop admiring it :0) All is fair in this trade... friends in a creative community! What could be better... Happy Birthday!!!

Linda said...

Sounds like a pretty sweet deal to me!!!! LOVE the name tag!