The other morning I heard the doorbell and on my porch was a package. The return address was a friend in Alaska that I have reconnected with through Facebook, and I was very curious as to what she might be sending me.
Imagine my surprise as I opened the package and found this quilt!! A beautiful, handmade quilt! The colors are perfect for my living room, and the fabrics couldn't be more "me."
In with it was a note thanking me for the relationship we had when I was 15! She and I were good friends then. She had small children very close together and I was sort of a mother's helper to her, though I enjoyed time with her and loved her kids, so it wasn't much like helping. And I'm pretty sure she paid me! She just felt the desire to share one of her quilts with me as a thank you. I have to say, she made me cry. It was just a very sweet, surprise blessing. One I won't forget! I don't think I've ever received a hand made gift "just because." And maybe because I've quilted and I know how much time and effort it takes to create a quilt, I appreciate it even more.
I've enjoyed it all week as I have it right on the couch where I've been sitting for my quiet time each morning. It's just the right size.
Thank you, Carla!