Sharing an interest with a friend is a the absolute best way to dillydally!
I love berry picking ... in particular our Alaska wild blueberries!
And I especially appreciate a friend whose berry picking passion is equal to mine! That is Barb on the left ... her college friend was up visiting that summer and joined in our fun!
Every year ... rain or shine ... we harvest berries together!
Berry picking isn't all we enjoy doing together! We share a love of wool appliqué, cooking, baking and quilting ... life in general!
Together, with a few other close friends, we schedule and plan regular Dillydally Playdates! It is always fun to share projects and life in general with others ... all the ingredients that add up to wonderful friendships!
Barb's birthday recently came around and I was trying to decide what to make for her. Last week I had a dillydally brain windstorm ... and instantly knew what to do!
I bought this blueberry basket fabric years ago with Barb in mind ... just couldn't decide what to do with it until that windstorm hit! Using Lori Holt's pattern as a resource I began to bring this sewing machine cover to life!
Machine quilting ... raw edge appliqué ... piecing and quilting the spool blocks ... and before I knew it, I was nearly done!
Barb and I have the same sewing machine ... sew ... I had to try it on for size! 😁
Yep ... the ties work!
The fit was perfect!
A mutual friend hosted a birthday luncheon for Barb today! When she got home, she sent me a pic of how she has been covering her sewing machine! Too funny! Cracks me up!
Now her machine has a proper cover ... one that fits both the machine and her! Makes this blueberry pickers heart very happy!
Do what you love! Do dillydally!
Barb was there on Nissa's first blueberry picking adventure!