I’ve gotten more goodies in the mail…lots more. Here is just a sampling….
The generosity of our blog readers SO-SO amazes me!! The box has lots of bonus triangle pieces in it. THANKS SO MUCH Cathy from East Peoria!! I can’t find the note with your email address on it to write a thank you…but THANKS!! I can’t wait to get to those!!
This box came from Jean in Manchester, Iowa. It was truly a goodie box I’ll always remember!! I opened the box not knowing what was inside. I had gotten goodies from Jean before and have always been amazed at the things she sends. I opened it and found this!!
I lifted out the magazine and thought WOW..awesome quilt. I saw all the goodies in the bottom of the box. WONDERFUL Civil War reproductions which are always my personal favorites and the box was loaded with them. There was a quilt top along with backing and binding. I didn’t open the top stopping myself to read the note that was enclosed.
Jean writes, “It (the quilt) is for you to decide who shall receive it. It can be yourself and your new home, or whomever you feel!! I feel blessed to be able to read your blogs and learn from the things you share, and now I want to pay it forward, so to speak. I would be very happy if you kept it for yourself, seriously.”
Oh my….I am speechless…honestly. The quilt is amazing. The colors are wonderful…it is so precisely sewn and pressed. Honestly each and every seam is perfect and each ironed in the exact way. The reverse side is a work of art all on it’s own to see the amazing attention to detail. Honestly the seam on the back of my quilts go every which way.
WOW..that’s about the only words I can come up with at this point..simply, WOW!!
I know some of you will be wondering-the quilt pattern was featured in Quilt Magazine Dec/Jan 2012 issue. It’s the quilt on the front cover.
I showed the quilt top to Hubby and to the girls. All of us have read the note. The girls keep telling me-I think it’s okay for you to keep it mom- I just think it’s such a WONDERFUL gift..I don’t know that there is anything I could do to adequately accept it. Oh- I want to!!
So I think I’ll just take a big HUGE deep breath and say, THANK YOU Jean…THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!