Monday, April 2, 2012

A QBee Birthday & Big News!

The last day of March was a day to celebrate here in my remote corner of the planet ...
...even the weather cooperated!  This was the view Saturday morning from my front deck!
March is the month of QBee Lila's birthday!
Several of the QBee crew were out of town, but the size of the crowd has never impacted our ability to party!
We showered her with gifts ....
...and oodles of affection!  That is how QBees roll ... we serve as cheerleaders for one another!

Nearly two years ago ... Lila shared with me a life long dream she's had ... I immediately appointed myself "head cheerleader"!  I kept it confidential ... but remember ... living the dream and promoting the dreams of others is all part of the dillydally lifestyle!  I don't take dreams lightly and am a very proactive person.

As long-time readers may recall, Lila traveled with us last summer on our quilt vacation ...
...and participated in the Minnesota Statewide Shop Hop ... sew, of course ...
... I used the Minnesota Shop Hop fabric for her "Cup Cozy"!  Everyday when she uses it I hope it brings back memories of our trip!
What no one else realized about this trip was ... that for Lila, it was a working vacation!
We visited 24 quilt shops while in Minnesota last summer ... and Lila was busy doing research and taking notes about every shop we traveled to!
Yep ... this month we celebrated Lila's 50th birthday ... and she is living her dream!  Soon she will be opening her own quilt shop, the Cordova Quilters' Hideout!  We just couldn't be happier for her!  Sew much to celebrate!  After lunch, we went to her home to see and touch her new fabrics!  And we began sewing samples for the shop!  We are all going to be busy QBees ... helping in multiple ways ... and it is 007 work ... she wants her customers all surprised when her doors open!  What fun for quilters in our remote corner of the planet!

It is such an honor ... and privilege to participate in the dreams and success of a friend.  Support your friends and celebrate their success!  Be a cheerleader!
Do what you love!  Live your dreams! Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally    



  1. Awesome! I love it! And I think her biggest customer just lives 2 doors down. lol Thanks for sharing your great pictures and her big news. Hugs!

  2. How exciting for your friend to open a shop and exciting for your whole group! Look forward to seeing the samples and the shop when it is opened.

  3. "Living the dream and promoting the dream of others" - I love that! Congratulations to Lila - how wonderful that she will realize her dream of opening her own quilt shop and she has all the QBees to help her!

  4. How exciting for Lila and all you QBees! It is great to have wonderful friends who will help out. Good Luck and please keep us posted.

  5. So excited for Lila to realize her dream! I remember the days of planning and dreaming about opening Sweet Home Quilt Co very well. I wish Lila all the success in the world, and I'm sure with her support system of good friends like yourself she will be.

  6. Congratulations to Lila on opening a new quilt shop. With the support of all the QBees, it will be successful for sure. I enjoy seeing all your pictures from Alaska and am drawn to the Dilly-Dally Lifestyle.