I can't tell you how thrilled I am to have this beautiful book in my hands! My lovely friend Di dropped a copy in to me this morning, and I have spent some time today feasting on the glorious pictures within. To me, of course, they are more than pictures, but rather memories from the past 20 years, starting back when I took my first class with Di at Primarily Patchwork. At that time I was a newish mum, with not many female friends around, and without a clear idea of where my life was headed.
Di's shop was an oasis for me, somewhere I could be just myself and indulge in the process of creating gorgeous quilts. Of course I was awed by the Primarily Patchwork quilts. Di seemed to be able to conjure something beautiful out of nothing - putting together fabrics in a way that was magical.
The book also holds the promise of things to come. As I was reading through today I was planning which quilt I would make next, and the next one, and the one after that. My first choice is "Miss Porter", I remember fondling it when Di was making it (I even tried to sneak it out in my bag but I got sprung, lol!). I have a bag of blue and brown goodies all ready to go.
I still count my blessings that the Secret Sewing Sisterhood formed at the shop before Di retired, and this group of women, with Di at the heart, have become so important to me.
It's a beautiful book, reflecting the beautiful person that Di is. Congratulations Di, may you be reprinted many times!