Cut to an undisclosed number of years later and I started work for a major retailer in their corporate offices. It was my second day on the job and I was going through my predecessor's old files and I ran across Lulu's name. WHAT??? She has an unusual last name so I knew it had to be MY Lulu. I asked one of my new coworkers about it and it turned out that she worked just down the hall. Oh happy days! It was wonderful to find her and fall in love with her all over again. We've been friends now for years and even though I'm in South Carolina and she's in Atlanta, we do a pretty decent job of keeping in touch and seeing each other when we can. I miss her terribly and wish we were geographically closer always. Although that could be dangerous, especially to my liver. . .
My dear quilty friend Alice from whom I "borrow" many ideas made a quilt like this last year. I took one look at it and knew I had to make it and who would be on the receiving end when it was all done. It was a bit more difficult than I was anticipating but I'm happy with how it turned out. And I think Lulu was happy too.
And yes Lulu, I know dots don't go with plaids. Hopefully you can make it work anyway.