I wasn’t quite sure how to label this blog post…Stash Report, Special Delivery or My Mail….It’s kind of a combination of all of them.
One of my childcare moms asked me one day if I knew her neighbor Patty. I said I didn’t. We’ve lived in the area for quite a while…. 28 years but still don’t know a lot of the people in the area. If we had kids in school that same age or if we belong to the same organizations, we know them but if our paths didn’t cross that way, we don’t know people.
My childcare mom ended up telling me that her neighbor Patty is a blog reader. That was extra fun for me as we only live a few miles apart.
Well in December I was in the doctor’s office for a blood draw and mammogram as part of my yearly physical. A lady came up and introduced herself to me. It was Patty. FUN!
Patty said she had some things she planned to give me that I could keep or pass on to charity. I told her if she didn’t get into town she could always drop things off at my childcare family’s house and in February, that’s exactly what she did.
The package came just before we were in the thick of things with trips back and forth for biopsies and the surgery. I read the card but didn’t get a chance to dig in until we got back home after being gone that week in Lacrosse.
Everything came in this fun bag…Patty wrote a wonder and kind note. She also included some gift cards to help Hubby and I through the next leg of our cancer journey….One to McDonalds-She said she knows I love their iced coffee (I really do) and a card for the area Kwik Star stores so we can get gas. PERFECT and so appreciated.
The bag was full of goodies from fun fabric cuts…
To quilts blocks. Oh I love these disappearing four patches….
There were sheets for backings….and fun baby prints big enough for backings.
Check out these fun blocks. I didn’t count but maybe enough for a baby top.
Then a baby sized quilt top…This one is from one of my all time favorite fabric lines.
..and these fun blocks too.
Best of all in my opinion…RED. Patty said it’s the red I need for the string blocks I had that I needed a little more red for. PERFECT!!
With our busy life I so rarely get to a Joann’s. It’s an hour away…and when we do go to that town, Hubby’s usually with and it involves Menards or Home Depot. I’m thrilled that there is enough here to make a big quilt.
Patty this was so nice of you to think of me and Kramer too. I can’t thank you enough for your gifts and thoughtfulness.
I showed the goodies to Kayla. She was working on a class project with her family consumer science students. She took a couple of the unfinished blocks projects and will be working with her kiddos to complete the projects.
Blog readers and quilters are so generous! Enjoy! I hear it is cold in Iowa.
What a wonderful gift, thanks for sharing.
Quilters are some of the most caring people I know. I am sure you have your hands full. I hope you get a little sewing time in your day. Stay warm.
What a treasure filled packaged!what a thoughtful friend. She needs to be cherished also. I am a survivor and you will be one too.take care. Linda b
How wonderful! Donations of blocks are the best. So glad for you and the generosity of others.
How fun! You got some lovely items there. I am fairly new at making “real quilts”, as in using an actual pattern, or making specific blocks. I watched the MSQC video on disappearing 9 patch blocks and made a quilt as a gift. It was such a good feeling! In curious how Patty came to have so many completed blocks though.
What a fun package. The first set of blocks looks like Bonnie Hunter’s Carolina Chain block from her Addicted to Scraps column. I have enough blocks to make the quilt. I need it done by June for our quilt guild meeting. Glad to hear that things are going well for your family. A new baby is so fun. Praying for your husband’s continued recovery.
Yes, those are blocks for a Bonnie Hunter Carolina Chain quilt…I should know because I have made a plethora of them in the past few months. I am a hand piecer, and these blocks are so much fun!! I am almost ready to start assembling the blocks into a quilt top. Mine is all from stash, so it is really scrappy. The quilt pattern is in Bonnie’s Addicted to Scraps book.
Thanks for sharing all these wonderful items sent your way!
It was a blessing-in-a-bag! Enjoy! pj stitches
Wow. What a great bundle of JOY for you. A bubby and a big baggy. Enjoy you deserve it!
Prayers for your husband, you, and your family, for total recovery, and good health. Lucky you for the wonderful generosity of a new friend. How thoughtful and generous she is! Who doesn’t love new fabric?
Love your blog, and your sweet personality. Sounds like we have very similar values. I enjoy doing the same things as you; love my family, friends, and QUILTING! Take good care! HUGS! : ) Brenda King, Bend, Oregon