Sweet Celebrations Blog Hop

Why, hello there! I'm Oda May. Today is my turn for the Sweet Celebrations blog hop and it's the LAST day of the hop. Thanks for coming to visit. Click on through for my recipe and a tale {tail?} of true friendship and horses' rears.



The Moda Bake Shop is a special place and it's at the very heart of the new Sweet Celebrations book. The book is about holidays and celebrations and there is truly no better way to celebrate a person or occasion than to create something handmade. I know you will all be inspired by the wonderful projects our talented Chefs have shared.

I asked all of the Chefs on the blog hop to answer some questions so we could all learn a bit more about them. I am going to answer a few of the questions, too, and I've picked the silliest ones. Because that is just the kinda gal I am.  

Do you prefer a corner piece or a center piece when eating cake? Or do you not like to discriminate?
Cake is one of life's greatest culinary pleasures, and I would never miss an opportunity to indulge. My only requirement for eating cake is that there is enough for seconds and a tall glass of milk to wash it down.  

Are rotary cutter blades reversible?
Now isn't that a silly question? It came up once among my friends on retreat {a girl doesn't quilt and tell so no names will be mentioned here!} when I spotted a rotary blade marked "dull side - do not turn over" or some such thing. I stared and stared at it so long that I began to wonder if maybe there was something I had been missing all these years. What do you think, dear readers? ;)

 If you and your dearest friend were going to dress as a horse, would you be the rear end so she could be the front? Tell us how you became friends.

This question came from my own childhood. When I was growing up, my nearest and dearest friend was a girl who lived down the road. Her name was Ella Rae. Yes, you read that right. Oda May and Ella Rae. The two of us were quite the pair. We met in kindergarten and we were inseparable. We dressed alike, talked alike. We loved all of the same things and we both came from a long line of quilters. One year, Ella Rae and I decided to be a horse for Halloween. We were going to a fair and the boy she liked was going to be there. Ella Rae could not bear the idea of being a horse's rear in front of her Prince Charming so I took the hindquarters. I must say, being a horse's rear can certainly give you some perspective on things.

I hope you have visited all of the blogs on the hop and picked up all of the recipe cards. There are some very tasty treats. My favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is below. The dough freezes very well. I always make a double batch and I make these cookies more than I should admit. The yield is directly linked to the amount of self-control that you have. I tend to end up with far fewer cookies than the recipe should provide but baking and quilting are both calorie-burning endeavors so I have to stay in top form to keep up.




Now for the details on the big giveaway: To enter to win a copy of Sweet Celebration with the Moda Bake Shop Chefs and a pre-cut chosen by me, leave a comment below. Tell me about your best friend. Deadline to enter is midnight {CST} on 10/14/12. The winner will be drawn at random from the comments section. *Note: Only entrants with U.S addresses are eligible to win the actual book. Winners with addresses outside the U.S. will win the e-book version.

{Be sure to click through the links to pick up all of the recipes and comment to enter the giveaways.}

October 1 - StashBooks and Moda Cutting Table
October 2 – Melissa Mortenson and Melissa Corry
October 3 – Mary Lane Brown and Natalia Bonner
October 4 – Lissa Alexander and Corey Yoder
October 5 – Jane Davidson and Angela Yosten
October 6 – Jo & Kelli Kramer and Stefanie Roman
October 7 – Sherri McConnell and Megan Jimenz & Heather Andrus
October 8 – Angela Mitchell and Ellie Roberts
October 9 – Katie Blakesley and Aneela Hoey
October 10 – Amy Smart and Angela Pingel
October 11 – Vanessa Christenson and April Rosenthal
October 12 – Moda Bake Shop


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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My BFF lives over 1000 miles away, but we work at getting together at least a couple of times a year. She is a jewel of a friend, who listens to my joys and sorrows. She has a big heart and does so much for so many people. I love my BFF. She is truly a blessing to me.

MarjavdN said...

My best friends from school moved out of my life, I have a new bunch of women I am close to now. I have two bf's for quilting, one for theater visits, one to discuss booke with, one for going to the sauna and one who can see immediately when I need to talk. I can't say who of them is THE best friend, I love them all!

CJ said...

I don't have a BFF girlfriend, I have GREAT girlfriends but not one BEST. One of these gals JUST started quilting and I am so bummed that she waited until I moved 6 hours away! We've been talking about having ourselves a little quilt retreat.
As far as a BFF I guess it would have to be my husband!

tiffanyfarhner said...

I think my best friend is probably my mom. She has introduced me to the world of quilting and we both have gotten so deeply into it that we will hopefully never get out of it! I think my other BFF is my husband who supports my passion and even helps me pick out fabric!! Gotta love a man who enjoys going to quilt shops just as much as I do!!! well, maybe not that much but he still is willing to go and consult!

Spendlove said...

My BFF is ding and I'm dong - nicknames my sister gave us in the second grade . . . still the same just a little older ;)

bruinbr said...

My BFF is on the other side if the US, but whenever we talk we just pick up right where we left off. I feel so fortunate to have met her in college and keep wishing for the day when we live on the same coast again! Miss you Crys!

Ella said...

My BFF would have to be my sweet little 3 year old she always wants to help me she listen to what I have to say to her and she always tells me she loves me and wants to hang out with me no matter what!!! She always has time for me too. And she loves to shop and talk talk talk!!!

Melanie said...

My BFF is my sister. We have been friends from the beginning. I'm so grateful for her!

Chef Mama Lori said...

I've had several dear friends over the years. The 2ladies who are my closest bff's now are homeschool moms like I am. I started quilting about 2years ago. Not long after I discovered that both these ladies had always wanted to quilt! What a special surprise for all of us. We've since gone shop hopping and even celebrated one of their birthdays by going to an out of town quilt shop then spent the evening sewing! Our husbands thought we were crazy to choose that over a movie, but we loved it!

Kim said...

I don't have a best friend but a dear friend of mine is the closest thing I have. Our kids are very close in age and grew up together. She is the kindest and most giving person I know. We've been through a lot of things together and I know she's always there for me.

Hildy said...

I still have some BFFs from way back when we went to kindergarten. And although two of them moved away we still see each other a couple times of the year ... and I'm sure we'll see each other till we went in retirement home together;-9
Thanks and greetings from germany, Hildy
hildy(at)ebertzeder(dot)de

gale said...

My bff is my husband, definitely. He didn't balk (much) when I asked for a $1500 sewing machine and in fact, he bought it for me for Mother's Day. Actually I pretty much get what I want for any occasion (luckily I think I'm pretty reasonable).

Gill said...

My best friend is someone I have known for over 20 years - she was there to pick me up when my life fell apart in 2008

Estelle said...

I have had a lot of best friends over my lifetime and have just made a new BFF about a month ago. She moved up to Alaska (where I am now) with her husband but is from Washington, like I am, so we have connected on our weird Alaskan tales and adjustments. We also have daughters about the same age. She is a hoot and we laugh every time we are together.

GabyLux said...

My best friend and I, we know each other now for 32 years already. There were many ups and downs in our friendship, but until we stand together.

Jean Burke said...

My longest best friend, 35 years, lives further away now but we've been through a lot in those years. I'm also part of a quilt bee - the Quiltmamas. The 10 of us go away twice a year and have supported each other through illness, deaths, births and just about everything else. And we quilt together! I'm so grateful for all of them! Thanks for this blog hop and the chance to win the book. It looks terrific! Keep on baking!!!

Susan said...

My BFF is my husband! We've just celebrated 26 years of marriage and I hope we have at least 50 more! There is no one in the world that I would rather be with than him!

Michele said...

I "met" my BFF through an online group of fellow waiting adoptive parents from China. During the long 4 years we vacationed together, met halfway in between where we live to quilt shop and have spent endless hours on the phone. The days and months between the get togethers are way too long. Luckily our daughters were in the same orphange together and we met them at the same time. It is a truly magical friendship.

Martha said...

I am so blessed to have 2 BFF's...and they couldn't be more different...one is so important to me cause she got me through my throat cancer with love and support...we both love to read and travel together. The other one is for the other side of my world..she is my LQS owner and we love fabric, sewing, new things, traveling and laughing together. I wouldn't want to be without either of them...aren't I blessed? Thank you and Moda for sponsoring such a fun blog hop and for being so generous. I can't wait to visit the Moda booth in Houston....yeah! Have a great day.

blondie19012k said...

I don't really have one 'best' friend, one of my best friends moved all the way to Australia (from the UK), so I don't see her often at all :( But when I do, it's like we just saw each other the day before!

Wendy said...

I've known my best friend since we were 8. We have been through everything together, both good and bad and never left the others side. She was my Maid of Honour when I got married and she named me Godmother when her daughter was born. We are as different as chalk and cheese and have nothing in common, but it doesn't matter. She's the sister I never had.

Linda said...

My BFF is a gal I met the first day of first grade and we have been best buds for 59 years. She has always lived in the midwest and I have lived all over, currently in the great state of Idaho. We have shared absolutely all that life has handed us; the good, the bad and everything else. Not sure how I would have survived without her support all these years. Her friendship is definitely a blessing.

Miss Jean said...

I've known my BFF for over 25 years now. She helped me get my last job, is a fellow dog lover and, most importantly, taught me to quilt! In our sewing group she and I were the ones always in sync. I've moved away from her now, but we still communicate and work on projects together. Having a quilting BFF is the BEST!

Nati said...

I have many friends and as I move a lot I have made friends in different countries and cities. One of my best friend I met while I was living in London and she happened to live literally around the corner. So we were a great company to one another!

Two Wednesdays said...

My BFF is my husband too. He doesn't get the whole sewing thing, but is happy to go along with it because it makes me happy.

VickiT said...

First ~ Thank you for the wonderful blog hop and the fun questions asked on each stop. Some answers were quite funny.

My best friend and I met in kindgergarten and were inseparable all the way through our school years and beyond. She and her husband who also went to school with us are actually my oldest sons' god parents. We both played flute from about 5th grade to the end of our Senior year in high school and we were quite competative. She and I (and another girl we did not like haha) were always in a heated battle every week during tryouts for 1st chair. Many times it was more between my best friend and I. She went camping with my family often. I miss her now as she and her husband moved a number of years ago to TX and I rarely see her now since her Mom has moved there to be closer to them and their children.

Deborah said...

My best friend is my husband. He is always there for me and supports me in everything I do.

kay said...

My very best friend is my husband! He is so encouraging and supportive of my quilting obsession.
I couldn't be luckier!

Ms. N said...

My BFF is my sister. I know that whatever happens she will always be there for me.

Deb said...

I'd have to say my husband is my very best friend, and he puts up with quite a lot being married to me! But my second best friend is my friend Chris who is an avid quilter! We met about 30 years ago and get together at least once a year to have lunch. We live about 3 hrs apart so we meet halfway and have tons of fun!

tpott said...

My best friend Karen and I met when my family moved from Brooklyn to Long Island New York, when was 8 yrs. old. We were in the same Gym class and she lived around the corner. She had 3 sisters and 1 brother, I only had 1 older sister, her house was always busy with lots of fun. Today she lives in North Carolina with her husband and 2 sons. I still live on Long Island with my husband and 1 son. We visited her for the 1st time in 6 years this summer and had the best time. I still miss seeing her all the time, she'll always be my BEST FRIEND, she knows too much. ;->

Twyla's Thimble said...

My best friend and I talked on the phone every day when our kids were growing up, it would be for so long that we now wonder why we don't have crockery necks!!!

Maria2 said...

My best friend is my 21 year old daughter - we share the same likes and dislikes and love doing things together!

Pam said...

My best friend is a girl I met at 13 ...43 years ago. We have been though much and have supported each other every step of the way.

Lynn said...

My best friend is my husband! He truly is...that is how we started out ...best friends in high school and he has been around ever since! 15 years and counting, with two furry dogs, a horse, two bunnies, and three babies!

Dee said...

My best friend is one who when we don't talk for a couple of months, we pick up right where we left off. and then there is my daughter who finally realizes at 24 that Mom may have a brain:) Loving that.

trillium said...

I don't have a BEST friend, as I moved around a lot over the years and lost contact with people. However, I do have several good friends and I enjoy making handmade gifts for them.

Olivia Hascher said...

Thanks for the recipe and giveaway! My BFFL (pronounce biffle in my family) is my cousin. Our parents were sisters and best friends, so seeing her as often as I did growing up made us close as well. We always have been, and always will be there for each other. And I have to admit, it's kind of fun having your best friend automatically come to all family gatherings!

Trisch said...

I have a couple of truly close friends that I would say they are BFF's. They are sweet and caring and have supported me through good times and bad, right along with a very understanding husband. I think I am a very blessed person!!!! Friends are great to have! Thanks for the giveaway and a great opportunity to visit blogs I might not have gotten to otherwise.

annmarie said...

My best friend is 89 years old - I'm 64. I have known her for 40years - she hired me when I moved here as a young nurse. We have done lots of fun things together - taken trips & fell down many a hill cross country skiing. Of course those days are past. Connie has mobility issues now so we don't go far. Nothing wrong with her mind though. Her best trait is that she is a good listener. She is the only person I can tell EVERYTHING to. Wonderful person - great friend.

Dorian said...

This was such a fun blog hop, and the book looks great! My bf is 13 yrs old than I am. We've been friends for 12 yrs....and we've never met in person! She lives in NJ, I live in Ca. Thanks to the internet, we talk 5 out of 7 days of the week, send each other and family members gifts, and call when we feel like it :)

Colleen said...

My sister is my best friend. She lives in PHoenix and is my person al shopper. :)

Pat said...

My BFF would be my Mom. She is always there for me.

mama dub said...

My husband is truly my best friend. He is wonderful. But I have several very close friends and we have great times together. We laugh and talk for hours. What fun we have!

Marianne said...

1My best friend moved away about a year ago after a divorce, and we really miss being together. I've known her for about 10 years. She doesn't quilt but I wish she did!

JCnNC said...

My BFF recently passed away after a long and horrible battle. She brought so much joy and sunshine into my life and we loved to quilt together as the Golden Girls. Each year she would enter her things into the NC State Fair and won ribbons - so today DH and I are going to the fair and remember her time with us. Thank you for this opportunity from Judy C in NC

quilterseig said...

I have had many wonderful besties at different stages of my life but for the last 29 years have had the privilege of being married to my best friend! We share two children, a love for Jesus, football, the beach, walking and many other things. Now if only I could convert him to appreciate quilting, coffee and chocolate!

Unknown said...

No best friend, but several close friends. I don't get to see them often but when I do we catch up like we have never been apart. They are a real blessing.
Deborah

Kristan said...

My best friend is amazing. She works hard raising her kids, taking care of her husband and household, and going back to college. We're far apart now and don't get to talk often, but we can always pick up the phone and start up again where we left off. <# her.

Lynn said...

My husband, It sounds a little corny but no one makes me laugh the way he does.

Nan S. said...

I am fortunate to have several close friends but if I had to pick a best friend, I would say it was my daughter. I feel very blessed that we are so close.

Johanna said...

I had plenty of friends growing up, but not a best friend. I think it was better that way. Now, my best friends are my husband and of course my kids and mom.

Suzan said...

My best friend is my 2 year younger sister. I know that sounds a little hokey but she truly is my best friend. We fought like the usual siblings growing up but as we have aged we discovered that we are much like peas in a pod. We speak on the phone daily, spend at least one day together on the weekend and always go on quilt retreats together. We also shop for fabric together. If one of us goes alone or with someone else to look for fabric, it almost feels like we are "cheating" on the other sibling!

B Greene said...

My best friend is my sister. She lives 700 miles away, but "closeness has nothing to do with distance." We try to spend some online time together every day. Just over one year ago, she was diagnosed with brain cancer. She has shown all her family and friends what faith really is and what grace under pressure looks like in real life. She is an inspiration and I am lucky to be her little sis.

Kelly O. said...

My best friend is my cousin. neither of us had a sister and so we've always stuck together. she lives 14 hours away but we talk everyday and fix eachothers problems via the phone :)

Renea said...

I only get to see my BFF once a year and the amazing part of that is it feels like it was just yesterday when we saw each other. We can talk about anything and not feel judged. We have so many things in common and this has been since we were in Middle School. Thanks for the great giveaway.

jlk said...

I have two best friends. We get together to eat and talk and sometimes quilt. I have to move in two weeks and I am so sad to leave them. I don't think I will ever find women like them where I'm going.

Cindi said...

My oldest Best Friend lives 800 miles away. We moved into the house across the street from her when I was in the 2nd grade. We were inseparable for years and kinda drifted apart - (you know different interests, miles, etc) & every few years we'd connect again. A couple of years ago, we connected again, and I am so glad we did. She gives me a different prospective on so many different things. And let's be honest, there is something comforting in having such a long history with someone other than you family. It's great saying I've known you for almost 50 years.

Joan said...

My best friend makes me feel like I can do anything with confidence and no regrets.

Lettyb said...

I've known Pam since we were young teens. We've shared all of life's worst disappointments and greatest joys. She is closer than a sister, and I consider her a gift from God. I even turned her into an obsessive quilter like myself!

ELNM said...

My best friend is actually my husband. We've been married almost 30 years and he is my friend and soul mate! Thanks for a wonderful blog hop - it's been inspirational, funny and yummy!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Christa Marcotte said...

My best friend and I have been tight for 22 years now. When I met her she hated sewing so I showed her how properly threaded sewing machine and good thread can make sewing fun and she was off!!! She now runs a long arm business and its an incredible quilter!!!look at her now!!!!

Jacklynn said...

My best friend is my husband. We've been married almost 11 years, and still enjoy each other's company every day. He makes me laugh!

Lisa Marie said...

My quilting BFF and I like to get together to sew, go to quilt shows and shops, and sometimes to cook. Sometimes it's a wonder we get anything done for all the chatting and laughter.

Sandra said...

Believe it or not, I would say my best friend is my mother. She is always there when you need her and will always love you no matter if it be the good times or through the bad times. It takes a long time to realize that your mother can be more than a mother to you. She is also your best friend. Thank you for the wonderful Sweet Celebrations blog hop and the wonderful opportunity to win a copy of this fantastic book, all the recipes and giveaways.

Sandi T.
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Amy said...

My BFF unfortunately lives over an hour away so I don't get to see her much, but we try to escape to an undisclosed location to quilt and catch up on our children, husbands, etc. We even made twin queen-sized quilts! I would be lost without her!

Amy said...

My BFF unfortunately lives over an hour away so I don't get to see her much, but we try to escape to an undisclosed location to quilt and catch up on our children, husbands, etc. We even made twin queen-sized quilts! I would be lost without her!

Amy said...

My BFF unfortunately lives over an hour away so I don't get to see her much, but we try to escape to an undisclosed location to quilt and catch up on our children, husbands, etc. We even made twin queen-sized quilts! I would be lost without her!

Kathy said...

I'd have to say that my best friend is my brother. While he lives 3000 miles away, we do talk several times a week. He gives me Fatherly advice and helps me out in so many ways. And he is coming to visit with his wife next week. What a joy...

Gwen said...

When I think of "best friends", I always thing-- "girl friends".. and there are so many women who are so important to me for so many different reasons-- they're always there to support me, encourage me, cheer me on.. Mom, my sisters, my daughters, as well as old school friends, cousins, Aunts, quilting friends... They all make me feel so special and they are so very important to me! :-)

Elsa said...

I have many friends who I would consider BEST! Kind, considerate, loving, great listeners and each one is so very special to me. I feel very lucky to have them in my life ~ Carla, Cyndi, Michele, Patty and Annie.

heather said...

My BFF moved 400 miles away and I miss her every second. We are the type of friends that if we hung out all day and never spoke it would still be a great day:-). Let me know about the rotary cutter lol!!!!

Tracy said...

My BFF lives in another state but every time we get together we take right off from the last time. There is always laughter and ease of being together. She's the one I miss and want to spend time with!

Jennifer said...

I have many great girlfriends who are a very important part of my life, but my best friend is my husband.

Kat said...

I have two best friends. Both from my sixth form college (UK school age 16-18). We've been inseparable for years, but one of them is moving to Korea for a year so the three musketeers are being split up!

Abbigail said...

My best girl friends are actually co-workers. We have traveled, gone to movies, pool parties, shopped.. you name it, I think we do it! But the best part of it all is we have each other to confide in or get answers to important life questions (Does this look good with this?)! We have each others backs so to speak! Love them both like they were sisters!
hulseybg@gmail.com

Kathleen O'Grady said...

My BFF is my husband for sure! The person I talk to, laugh with and share my thoughts and dreams with. He is also the person that puts up with all my piles of fabric and patterns.

MugglePuggle said...

My best friend is my sister. We didn't always like each other, but we've really gotten close in the last few years. I'm so lucky to have had a sister, and we talk everyday. Wouldn't know what to do without her! `

BamaCarol said...

My BFF is my husband of 30 years. I had heart surgery this summer and he has been the one thing that has made me want to go through the rehab and get better. I want to grow old(er) with him for many more years. We have a habit of sitting on our screen porch every evening when we get home from work and talking about our day and that is one of the most precious memories I will carry with me the rest of my life.

Gwen said...

I met my best friend 27 years ago,
and it has been an adventure ever
since, we are like to peas in a pod.
Decided that I would marry that friend, lest he get away and well,
we have been through alot, and I can
be thinking of something, as in what
to plan for supper and he will come
home, just a grinning, saying I knew
that you would make that for dinner.
He likes to go in the quilt shop
with me and point out things, that
he likes, and to make a showing to
all the ladies there, just how
wonderful he is for braving the
crowd. I see it, as he doesn't want
me to mysteriously disappear behind the fabric shelves. Of course, we
don't want to get there too early,
just enough time to browse a bit and pick up what I need before they close. Well, that is more than you
probably wanted to know, but that is my BFF.

{ HeatherK @ AReformedHeath'n } said...

I live with my best friend and we've been married now for 20 years. We're almost complete opposites--I love quilting and home arts, he loves biking and the outdoors. I love humanities and literature, he loves science and computers. But it doesn't matter; we're a match made in heaven from here to eternity!

Pat said...

my BFF is my husband! he's a jewel of a guy. :)

love to quilt said...

My best friend is Patty,we met in
7th grade PE class. We all know how akward that class was. She has been there for me through highs and lows, always with a smile and laugh.

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Wlsngrl said...

My best friend would have to be my sister. We're three years apart and are much more closer now that we're older. We have so much fun together.
Thanks for the recipe and giveaway!

freakadoodles said...

My best friend is my husband. We hang out all the time, and he is always supportive and encouraging of anything I want to do. We've been together almost 20 years and just had our 15th wedding anniversary.

Phyllis said...

My best friend is my sweet daughter. We have so much fun together. She is a very talented art teacher and artist. She loves to do embroidery that she designs herself.

Tiffany said...

I've had lots of best friends over the years. When I was little, it was my cousin. When I was in elementary school, it was the girl down the street. In college, it was my roommate. Now it is my husband. Is it cheating to have lots of best friends?

Madeleine said...

I had a few best friends in college, but eventually after marriage and graduation we just didn't see each other and talk as much as we used to. I always wanted to find someone who was always there and we didn't have to part ways. Enter, my husband. We are each others best friend. We had both longed for a best friend and are so glad we found each other!

RSHudson said...

Not counting my husband, my "best" friend and I met in 6th grade and over 30 years later we're still great friends. I've moved out of state, so circumstances and distance keep us from seeing each other more than a couple of times a year but no matter how long since we've seen each other or talked we can always pick back up in a heartbeat. It's nice to have a long history with someone! Thanks for chance to win this great book; (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

Mom2RyandSis said...

My mom is my best friend! I hope to have as wonderful a relationship with my daughter! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bailey said...

I love my BF, there is no else that I can share great poop and fart stories with! We are seperated by distance but about 1x a year we see each other in person and it's like we live next door to each other and talk every day.

Katie said...

My BF is quilter also and we have such fun together. We've been known to shop hop together, share patterns, sew for hours together at her house or mine, travel to quilt retreats and sew for hours giggling until 2:00 am. It's great to share the love of quilting with your best friend!

Tina said...

Best friends someone that though we have grown old and moved away as soon as you see them again you can just pick up where you left off. I am lucky to have a few Best Friends some are far away but I still love them and know they are there for me.

Katie said...

My BF is a quilter also and we've been known to go quilt shop hopping, share patterns, sew for hours at her house or mine, attend quilt retreats and sew and giggle until 2 am, and hide fabric from our husbands!

maggi said...

My best friends are women from my church. I don't have just one, but several. We traveled together as a handbell ensemble for almost 20 years and have many wonderful shared memories.

We have supported and cared for one another through sickness, sorrow and joys! What more could you ask for?

Annelies said...

I am blessed that the two women in my life that I consider my BEST friends are my Mom and my Daughter. They both provide love, comfort and guidance whenever I am in need. XXX

Kritta22 said...

I would say my BFF is my hubby.
But my best friends are wonderful! I have a military wife bf, quilting bf, long time in bf, and a need anything bf. I love them all

Alyssa said...

I have a few BFF's from different seasons of my life, but my ultimate BFF would have to be my hubby. Talk about unconditional love...I don't know how he does it!

chookychick said...

My best friend has been my best friend since we were about 5 or 6 and she's also my cousin. Last month I gave her a quilt I made for her and her husband as they celebrated their silver wedding anniversary. She is a lovely person and I'm grateful she's my friend.

goody said...

My Bff is my husband! :) I met him 30 years ago and we've been married 28 years! I'm sure he isnt happy about how much money and time I spend on quilting HaHa but he tolerates it because he knows that quilting calms my mind
and I love it!

4jetts said...

My BFF is my mom! But we live 1300 miles apart. I wish we could see each other much more often, but I am thankful for the phone! She started me sewing Barbie Doll clothes 30 years ago!! Now we mail each other pictures of our quilts.

Kelsey said...

My BFF is my husband! Love spending time with him and am so thankful to have him in my life :)

Melissa said...

My best friend and I have been best friends since we were in pre school. We went to different schools after that and she moved states away, but we're still best friends!

Willa said...

Am so sad that my bestest friends live far away! Do try to see them annually. Separately or together!

Karen said...

My best friend and I met in 2005, but it's like we've known each other all our lives. We just clicked. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carla said...

My best friend is mu hubby. He even helps me draw up patterns ; )

Susie Johnson said...

My best friend is my husband, especially as the children grow and move out. We are glad to have each other.

Jodi said...

Sounds soppy but my Best Friend is my Husband... if he doesn't count it is my mum

OhioMomPatriot said...

My best friend is my next door neighbor! We are having coffee and laughs as I type!

Lyn said...

I have several close friends instead of one best friend, and they are each very dear to me.

Lyndsay Goody said...

One of my best friends loves to quilt, in fact she is the one who got me into quilting. So I would love to win this book and share with her all the cute patterns that are in it - over a big Diet Coke, of course.

Thanks for the Giveaway!

GO STARS! said...

I have been blessed through the years with best friends - there are the elementary/high school friends that I had from 1st thru 12th grade, then the friends thru college and early marriage, then there are the friends I've made thru my children's activities. I walk with a friend I've known for 20 years now - we can talk about anything and have been there for each other thru many things. I love having good friends!

CathyK said...

My best friend is my sister. She is an amazing woman. She is sooo craftsy, a great mother, and a breast cancer survivor. Even though I couldn't play Wizard of Oz unless I was Toto when we were younger, she is my dearest and most treasured friend!

Rebecca said...

My closest girlfriends and I have been getting together for the past 8 years for coffee on Tuesday nights. I love the connection we have.
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Karen in Breezy Point said...

My best friend is an awesome quilter and we have a very friendly rivalry. We are always trying to one up each other--who can make a quilt using the tiniest half square triangles or the most teensy 9 patches or just the biggest quilt ever? Keeps me on my toes and challenges me!
Also, I do think rotary cutting blades are reversible as long as you keep both sides sharp!

thecalicocorner said...

My best friend & I met during an interview...she was seeking a teaching position & I was on the hiring committee. She got the job & we have been friends ever since!!

Glenda said...

My best friend is not a quilter but she loves the things I make her with Dallas Cowboys fabric - her favorite team. We have been friends for over 40 years, and old friends truly are the best

bee said...

one of my best friends and I can talk about books & movies & share crazy stories. one of my favorite trips was with her to the land of Anne (with an e) in PEI!

Linda said...

HELLO! MY BEST FRIEND LIVES MILES FROM ME NOW,BUT WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER WE SHARED SOME AMAZING TIMES TOGETHER. STILL WE KEEP IN CLOSE TOUCH AND HAVE A SPECIAL BOND. GOOD FRIENDS ARE FOR ALWAYS!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

BizyStitches said...

My best friend lives in the same house I do. My best friend is always there for conversation. My best friend does so many things for me. Let me introduce you to my best friend. His name is Randy and he is my husband.

debby warthen said...

My best friend and I have quilted together for over 20 years! She hates to cut, so i cut her quilts for her and sometimes give her a kick in the butt to sew! She takes a lot of space and someday we will probably find our fabrics sewn together across the table when we try to take our projects out from under our needles! It will be ok, because that's kind of how we live life- together!

Shar said...

I have friends, but not a BFF. I love to quilt. I have a friend that quilts and we talk about them. But mostly I quilt by myself.

Budding Violinist said...

My best friend lives in a totally different state and is almost a decade older than me. Regardless, we learn a lot from each other, even if it's those midnight phone calls when a crisis happens or figuring out how to correct the tension on a sewing machine over facebook chat!!

mouse said...

My best friend has been living on the other side of the world in Mongolia for the past several years, but I've been lucky enough to see her in the summers when she's back in town!

Alexis said...

My BFF & I have been friends since 5th grade. We still see an talk to each other often. I love having her around!

Jennifer Gail said...

I have been blessed to have lots of friends. thanks

Amy Stubbings said...

My best friends are my sisters. Text each other at least once a day. Second best is a woman that I have known for 26 years, and met in third grade.

Pat said...

My best friend is my daughter. I am so blessed to share so much with her!

Sonia B said...

My best friend is my hubby. I'm a better woman today because of him. Thanks for the chance.

Samantha said...

My best friend is from highschool. Even though our lives have changed we can still talk about anything and everything :) Thanks for the chance.

AKnativewoman said...

My best friend? My daughter! We are so much alike (make the same meals on the same day!), yet so different (child-rearing, a perfect example!), and we talk to each other almost every day, despite the 3,000 miles that separate us. I can't imagine my life without this wonderful person in it! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

Ruth Hamilton said...

My best fried lives across the country and we seldom see each other and don't even speak on the phone all that often. However, we are always able to pick up immediately as if we were never apart for a day. No matter what happens, I know she will be there for me and I believe she knows she can expect the same from me.

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

I just talked to my best friend and sister in the Lord. Through the years she has been such a support to me. She lives far from me, and lately we've lost regular contact, but she is always close to my heart

Michelle said...

Me and my BFF have been for 34 years.. wow, time flies. I'm east-coast now, she's west-coast. It matters not. After 8 years, we spent time together in August. I held her hair back as she "had a tad too much to drink". I'm not promoting excess... i'm just sayin :-)

ChrisDunne said...

The best friend I have is the owner of the local quilt shop here. She and I have been through thick and thin, and she's a great listener when I need one!

Kathy said...

I have been lucky enough to be close to my BFF for 15 years. That is half my life now. We keep getting thrown together and now we live 7 houses apart. What is cool about that is that I am also close to her Mom and sister. They are my 2nd family. ;)

Becky S. said...

My best friend is my Mom. We both share a love of quilting (and chocolate) and enjoy working on projects together.
Thanks for the chance to win. I enjoyed following the Sweet Celebrations blog hop!

Sherry said...

My best friend is my sister, we are 15 months apart and just enjoy being together. We try to have a time to just sew together as often as we can.

Shera Cookston said...

My best friend is my husband. We've been married for over 11 years and there is still no one I'd rather spend my time with. He even encourages my quilting addiction & lets me spend our money on fabric!! Such a great guy! This blog hop has been so FUN!!! Thanks for the chance to win...crossing my fingers!

The Rx quilter said...

My BFF I met in 7th grade, we have lost touch over the years but from 7th grade through college we were inseparable. Probably because we were both the biggest nerds in high school but we didnt care! Lisa in Texas

MoeWest said...

My BFF is my sister. We live far apart now but we can chat on the phone for hours!

Regina said...

My BFF is a quilter, too - 3 states away, but it feels like a bajilliion! We chat online constantly, swap projects, and visit back and forth as often as we can.

Carol said...

My best friend in the second grade was a bit of a tomboy, extrovert and a little more worldly than me, so we were good complements to each other and had lots of good adventures together. My current best friend is my mom who tells it like it is, supports me no matter what, and is my quilting buddy.

Syd said...

I have lots of friends, but I have to say, my best friend would be my spouse. After almost 40 years toghether, I can't imagine having any adventures without him! Though it does help that he supports my fabric obsession!

Donna said...

Before I started quilting I had one BFF but since I've been quilting I have several BFFs and I'd hate to have to pick just one. Quilting and quilters just enrich your life by bringing good people close together.

Mimi said...

In my life I have been lucky to have 3 BFF and all at different ages and stages in life. Unfortunately we have drifted apart due to distance, but my husband is now my BFF and there really could be no other!!

ikk said...

I have few good friends, but my BFF is my hubby (he never let me down and he is my greatest supporter) - I only hope that it is mutual;)

Cassandra said...

My best friend is my husband. :) He's my biggest supporter and I try my best to be his. My husband taught me the meaning of love in real life! Sunday is our seventh anniversary. :)

Jennifer said...

I have had so many friends in my life, but now that I'm an adult? My husband is my best friend. For sure and for certain!!

Annabanana said...

I am so very blessed to be married to my best friend ! However, it isn't quite the same as your best girlfriend who just so happens to live directly on the other side of the world from me right now! We have been friends since 7th grade (umm...that would be about 28 years now!) and I can't imagine life without her in it :)

brooke said...

My best friend moved away 4 years ago or so...but we still make trips to see each other at least once every month or two. Our husbands and kids are best friends too! :-D We quilt over the phone and by FB and email!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

Gale, Ky quilter said...

My 25-year-old son is my best friend. For the past 14 years it has just been Eli & me & we have made it through some very difficult times financially, health wise (me an autoimmune disease and him - cancer) but we have survived together. He is my strength and my hope. He makes me smile every day. :)

Tamie said...

My BFF really is my husband. At this point we have been together longer than we have been apart. I do have some girlfriends- several that would be right there for me should I ever need them- and I would do the same for them but not really one who is the one.

Deanna said...

My daughter is my best friend. For 17 years it was just the two of us at home so we are really close. Hardly a day goes by without us making contact via the phone or internet.

Liz G said...

Bff is definitely my hubby, but when he's busy at work, my mom pulls a close second! Best friends are just the best. :)

PurpleSpongeBob said...

My Best Friend is my dear husband. We both love to craft, he is a cross stitcher and I am pretty much everything else! We go to craft shows and fairs together and sit and craft in the evening while watching movies or tv. He encourages me and helps me when I get stuck and he inspires me to keep going when I just want to give in to a mistake I made.
Karen

aerialkabuki said...

My best friend is my fiance. He's a sweetie.

Heather A said...

My best friend is the funniest person I know. She keeps me laughing and laughing and laughing even through life's more challenging times.

Michelle Burnett said...

My best friend is my husband. We've known each other since we were 3 years old. So happy to share my life with him!

Jen G said...

I would have to say that my husband is my best friend... I have several close girl friends but thru thick & thin my hubby has been by my side for it all!!!

jules said...

My best friend is my husband. He just understands me so well.

Ramona said...

I have some good friends but can't really choose one as my best friend. I moved alot as a kid and even as a young adult so that makes it hard to have just one best friend. But I am grateful for all the friends I have or have had.

Debora McElhany said...

My BFF is my big sis. We're total opposites and I'm so glad of that we balance each other out!

Kim-the-girl said...

Best friends are just so great! My husband, of course, is number one... but my other best friend is so great! She is the most helpful person I've ever met, super smart and organized and always willing to share her vast knowledge with me and make my life easier and better.

Sheryl said...

My best friend is a quilting buddy. I am headed to her house 8 hours away for a week. This has been my vacation for about 6 years now. Can't wait to get there!!

Judy1522 said...

I have had different best friends throughout my life and even though I don't see any of them that often we just pick up where we left off when we see each other. I would say though since getting married my husband is my best friend.

catequilter said...

My best friend is my Mom, about 4 years ago I introduced her to quilting and now that is a passion we can share. I truly treasure the time we spend together creating beautiful things that I will cherish long after she is gone.

JD said...

My best friends is my hubby. He is so sweet, he will drive me any quilt shop anywhere then wander around the shop until I am done and then ask if I am sure that's all I want to buy. His biggest thrill came during a shop hop and they rang a bell signaling that there was a man in the shop and he received special treatment. I have great gal friends, quilters and other, but hubby bets them all.

Yvonne Abbott said...

My best friend and I have been friends since primary school, for 15 long years! Whenever we pick up the phone to talk, we can go on and on!

MamaLadyBug said...

It's hard to talk about my best friend. I have so very many! But since I'm missing my Bestie Missy I'll talk about her! She's my crafting, foodie, yell about the family best friend. Whenever we get together you know the conversation will be loud and full of hand motions. We don't actually craft together, but we share our talents with one another and it's just a beautiful thing. I love my friend, Missy:)

goecker said...

My best friend in my sewing room is Noel, she has her own chair and window in the room too. Noel is a cockapoo and loves to go to the sewing room and "play"....

Blogger said...

My BFF lives 2500 miles away, in another country. Man, do I miss her! She's awesome. I've known her since University; we lived together, cried together, were in each other's weddings. She moved away, then came back. Then I moved away. She's still waiting for me to come back, lol.
I wish we were together in the same city, but, alas, there is always Skype.
Thanks for the opportunity.
- Erin
mummyquilts@gmail.com

Karen said...

My best friend is my husband!

leahneb2 said...

My best friend is my husband, we share everything. Even if he does not understand why or how I quilt he still smiles and nods when I show him something that I am working on.

Karen said...

My best friend is a former college roommate. It is a 9 hour drive to see her so we don't see each other that often, but when we do it is like time has stood still. I got to see her a couple weeks ago and it was wonderful to catch up.

Jeanne Gwin said...

I can't say that I have a BFF except a long distance one. She and I have been friends nearly 40 years. We talk on the phone but rarely see each other. It is hard for 2 nurses to get time off together. But she will always be my BFF, love you Debi! I have tons of GFF (girl friends forever), some that quilt, some that knit, and some that aren't homemade handy at all but they love to come keep me company. I love all my friends and they can visit any time they want.

Pam said...

Hiya! My best friend is my EX-husband. He listens to me now, and we're much closer than when we were married (for 23 years). He and I support each other in our artistic attempts and we truly celebrate each others successes. I really appreciate him now. Thank you for having the giveaway. Blessed be, hugs!!!

playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Toni DeStaffino said...

My best friend is my step-mom. She lives 900 miles away, but she is there for me every day. She inspired me to quilt and sew, and we love oohing and ahhing over fabric and each other's projects....thank god for the internet!

Marcia W. said...

My best friend is my mother. Plus, she is a great teacher who has taught me so much about quilting and life. We live together so it's amazing that we actually get along well together (I'm not the easy going one).

I Love You, Evie said...

My husband is my BFF. A mutual friend who thought we'd be a good match arranged for us to meet 15 years ago. I can't imagine my life with him.

supersara20 said...

My best friend is the person I run to whenever I need a shoulder, have something to celebrate, want a laugh or a cry. She's my other half! (Don't tell the hubs)

Lisas Mom said...

My BFF is always there for me and I'm happy that she came into my life shortly after my divorce when I was very lonely.

Sandra said...

my bestest friend would have to be my husband, we have discussions about our interests, he will be "waffling" about vintage snowmobiles, so I'd start adding quilting language "bindings and strip piecing, straigh of grain, etc., etc., Eventually he gets the message that he has gone on too long...lol.

Scojean said...

I could use a BF. I would love to be one. I have lost my 1st BF and several other good friends over time. I moved entirely too far entirely too often. Having recently moved again my former neighbor remains one of the best friends I have but 1,000 miles keeps us from getting together for one on one. So I'm hoping to make new friends and who knows, perhaps I'll find a new BF.

Sandi1100 said...

My best friend is my husband. He's very good to me and paid for half of my new sewing machine (a very expensive one). My BFF is my twin sister. Her and I have gone through a lot together growing up and still talk to each other a couple times a day.

Thanks for the chance to win.

Iowa Farmhouse Goods said...

My best friend is my sis. Even though almost 2 years separate us, we're more like twins. I don't know what I'd do without her!

annemarie said...

My best friend is my daughter - can't beat that!

Deb said...

I met my BFF 25 years ago at work and even though we now live 3 hours drive from one another, we still talk frequently and just pick up wherever we left off. We have been through thick and thin together and the friendship has just strengthened over time

Quilts Sew Shabby said...

There are five of us BFFs that hang out together. Sharing life's treasures, we celebrate together and cry together. Nothing's better than good friends!

Thanks for the recipe (all my BFFs love chocolate chip cookies) and for the chance to win some wonderful MODA fabric!

Quilts Sew Shabby said...

There are five of us BFFs that hang out together. Sharing life's treasures, we celebrate together and cry together. Nothing's better than good friends!

Thanks for the recipe (all my BFFs love chocolate chip cookies) and for the chance to win some wonderful MODA fabric!

Elisabeth said...

My husband is my best friend. We talk about anything and everything and he supports me in all of my hobbies, even if he doesn't like doing them himself.

Jane said...

My best friend is my sister Trudy. I've known her all my life (she's older, ha ha). I can always count on her no matter what!

Gramma Pam said...

I have two best friends, one is my dear friend Karen who taught me to look for the good in people and the other is my hubby I love him because even when I dont have confidence in myself he has confidence in me. When I told him I wanted to teach myself to sew....He said "Go for It"

wendy said...

My BF is a real blessing. We try to visit with each other as much as possible but, both of us are very busy. We keep in touch with e-mails weekly and try to do something special together once a month. We both love quilting and fabric though are choices are quite different. Don't know what I would do with out her!

sandyb said...

My best friend has been my best friend for 44 years. My bestfriend has been by my side through good times, bad times, hard times, loss of a child, child with cancer, sickness and health, you name it. We laugh every day even when times are stormy. I am so very lucky to have my best friend to be my husband. We have two daughters and when the girls were home my husband was my best friend but let me be a mom and be their best friend. When my youngest daughter was home, we were attached at the hip and when she went to college, the best friend bond between my husband and myself was still there and our life is wonderful. Thank you We have a wonderful family.

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

ritainalaska said...

i met my bff the summer 1947, she and her family moved into the house down and across the street from us ... that fall we started first grade together. so it goes, that we have grown and shared all that we've lived and done ... we married the same year, but we each moved away from each other, then had kids at the same time became grandmothers and great granmothers the same year. we've only been together a few times over the years, but always keep in touch; sharing and caring over the good times and the bad. bff 65 years!

Deanna said...

my best friend is another Naval officer - she and I share a lot of common ideas and we can talk about work and our lives. I'm a better person because of her.

jmniffer said...

My best friend is the one who introduced me to quilting. She is such a giving and loving person. Perfect teacher as all is good, just a 'few suggestions' along the way. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Theresa said...

Oda May, this is difficult to say who is my best friend as I feel as though my life has been blessed with many best friends. First there is my mom, of course my dad, my husband of 30 years plus the 6 1/2 years we dated, and my two sons. Then there is my best friend that I met at work in 1979 and we have been the best of friends since. I have my quilting best friend and my three scrapbooking best friends. And I cannot forget my grandmothers and my husband's nana. Every one of these best friends have blessed me, guided me, taught me how to be a friend, have loved me through thick and then and have encouraged me in every way possible. Thank you for this wonderful Sweet Celebration blog and giveaway. I have enjoyed reading about all the chefs and receiving their recipes.

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