Saturday, 5 February 2011

The Magic of Books Can Set the World on Fire

I want to share with you a special package I received by courier on Friday.  I wasn't expecting anything, but I figured it would be a book.  Well, I guess you could say it is a book, but a very unique, one of  a kind book. 

A while back I won a contest sponsored by Linda on her blog Living, Quilting and Stuff.  I've know Linda for a quite some time since attending a quilt retreat ages ago.  As a prize, she offered to make a custom designed wall hanging for the winner.  Knowing that you can't rush the creative process, I left it up to Linda and knew that she would send something along to me.

First the label.  Linda folded the quilt such that the label was facing me when I pulled the bundle out of the packaging.  Books setting the world on fire.  That works for me.

I was getting quite excited after reading the label.  No delay, here is my wonderful quilt.

This is totally how I feel about books.  They can truly bring the world to life, or set it on fire according to Linda.

8 comments:

Dorte H said...

This is indeed beautiful!

Would you mind if I use it as an illustration of my blog post on Tuesday (a post about why I love reading & writing)? - with a link to your post, of course.

Peaceful Reader said...

Wow! What a very special gift. Do you plan to hang this quilt or read under it??

Diann said...

That is awesome! What a wonderful quilt. Nicely done!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful gift!
Stay inspired!

Threeundertwo said...

Oh wow!!! What a great quilt! That is an amazing gift.

marthalama said...

Wow, simply amazing. It would be hard to decide whether to hang it or read cuddled up in it.

Teddy Rose said...

Wow, that is a book lovers dream quilt! Enjoy it!

Darla D said...

Wow, that is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful surprise.