Hello, My Dears!
It’s recently been suggested to me that I should write an entire novel about Emmeline. It’s a tempting notion! In the early days of Friendship Album (back in the beginning of 1933, when we were all still girls), Emmeline was the character the people loved to hate – and she was a character I loved to write! She was ridiculous, self-centered and selfish, yes. In the beginning, she saw herself as socially superior to Eula and Dorothy, which was a good reason not to like her. But I like to think that she deepened a bit over the course of the novel. By the end of the story, she began to see herself and others just a little more clearly.
Don’t get me wrong – Emmeline is still ridiculous. But she’s also fabulous! And now that she’s the quilting columnist for Farmer’s Wife magazine, I think it’s quite possible the fame will go to her head in the most delightful and silly ways, don’t you?
As I write this, I’m almost – but not quite – fully recovered after my whirlwind trip to Atlanta and QuiltCon. One of the biggest trends I noticed in every category of quilts in this very modern show was a return to the traditional. As one of my friends put it, “Nothing but Drunkard’s Paths as far as the eye can see.” It was fabulous!
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Here's a Link to Friendship Album: Forget-Me-Not!