Monday, February 22, 2010

It began as a dreary, gray day… and then…

Well, first let me show you another snow picture or two. We had rain, and lots of it yesterday. Which turned to ice. Last night it began to snow. Again. IMG_8768

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And then the sun tried to peek out ----

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(It finally succeeded). From this point, the day just got better and better.

I went out to the mailbox and what did I find? A ZSQ!!! What IS a ZSQ, you may ask? Why, it is a Zippy Strippy Quilt. Made by none other than JENNY MATLOCK. It is truly adorable, made in a camping theme, with fleecy warm fabric. Keep in mind that Jenny Matlock lives in a perpetual state of sunshine and warmth. It was pure fate that I won this giveaway, given the perpetual frozen tundra state we seem to be in these days. The giveaway was in memory of her sweet friend Mike. Please read more here, but be warned, there is a famous Jenny PKW (possible kleenex warning) on this post. So sad, but so sweet, and I am completely honored to be the recipient of this darling quilt.

I couldn’t get a picture that captured just how big the ZSQ is. It’s BIG!! And oh so cozy.

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Close-up of one of the fabrics. So cute!

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Needless to say, it will be loved. Jenny also enclosed the sweetest little card (I think she made that too).

Thank you so very much, Jenny! Bless you. Every time I see or use this quilt, I will think of your friend Mike and the wonderful memories you must have.

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25 comments:

Jackie said...

Tammy, Congratulations on winning that beautiful quilt!! I love Jenny Matlock and she makes me laugh every time I read her posts. I was so happy to see the sun today too...it's a sign that spring is near...I hope!

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

You won a very nice quilt - and what a story to go with it. Spring will be around the corner or two...

Rural Revival said...

I was reading Jenny's blog just this afternoon when I discovered you had won this quilt. It was a touching story and I can't think of anyone nicer to win this. Congrats!

~Andrea~

Walking on Sunshine... said...

What beautiful pictures!! And what a beautiful quilt! Congrats on winning it! Enjoy your day!

Parsley said...

I was happy for you when I saw you won this.

Congrats!

Country Dreaming said...

Congratulations--looks like you need something cozy and warm!
Aren't the trees pretty when the sun shines through the ice?

Melinda

Rural Rambler said...

Congratulations Tammy! Darling quilt, beautiful! We just had rain and more rain. I was shocked this morning when I saw school closings.

Elle Bee said...

Beautiful pictures of the snow Tammy. And I love that quilt you won! Congratulations!

TCavanaugh said...

Congratulations on winning the quilt! The pictures are beautiful.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Lovely quilt! The snow is perfect for camera buffs! Beautiful!

Feral Female said...

Great pictures and a lovely quilt! Congrats on winning it!

Sarah said...

Hi! Just found your blog today! Love to find "like-minded" people! Beautiful pictures! Looks the same as around our place... What state are you in? We are in northern Indiana. Can't wait to see your farm. Love the site!

from my front porch... said...

You were the person the quilt was meant to go to! It will love it's new home! It will love to snuggle up with you! And what an awesome story!

Give the girls a treat from their Auntie Misha!
I think blog world needs a Ruby and Gracie post to help us get over cabin fever. puleeze? :)

xo, misha

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

You won a quilt...That's awesome!!! I know you will treasure it! Who doesn't love quilts?
You all got a lot of snow, we got slammed with rain.
Have a great day!!!
Nicole :)

Down On The Farm said...

I am so glad you won! You deserve it. We missed the snow, but got lots and lots of rain and now we have mud, again! I know God made all the seasons and wants us to enjoy them, but I am ready for a little more sunshine :0!

Jenny said...

I am soooo glad you like it! That flannel just wears so well...just wash it in cold water and dry in the dryer. I realized after I sent it I had forgotten to sew the instruction tag in! The gift of your post was my true blessing in this giveaway. Thank you for gracious words.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..this was a touching story..expressed beautifully. I'm so glad it ended up in your hands!! I'm sure it will come in handy with the cold too- what a keep sake!
Your snowy photos are lovely and the quilt so detailed! Thanks for your visit (figured you'd enjoy the foolishness too, ha)- hope you have a terrific week Tammy!
My best, Regina-

Life is good! said...

lucky you! stay warm and cozy in that darling quilt.

Deanna said...

Thank you for stopping by my blob! I am lovin' it how all of these Missouri bloggers seem to be coming out of the woodwork all of a sudden. And I'm seeing such a theme of down home goodness. I'm looking forward to reading more of your stories and hope you will definitely keep checking back in with me.

Deanna

Cheryl said...

Congrats on your winnings, it is a lovely quilt.

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Wow - Congratulations Tammy! It's beautiful. There are so many talented people out there!
-Staci

Kritter Keeper said...

cool! i like that fabric choices. different than what you usually see.

Sandra said...

Great quilt and OH how welcome! We're having similar weather, snow on the way but better than nice.

Catherine said...

Hi Tammy! it looks so cold up there ! here it's wet but warmer. Congratulations ,you're lucky! nice pictures. Catherine

Oz Girl said...

Oh Tammy what a beautiful quilt, and congrats on your win. Just the perfect gift for this time of year. I did go on over to Jen's blog and read about Mike... it always makes me so sad to hear of someone young losing their life. It makes me appreciate all the years I have been graciously given thus far on our beautiful planet.

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