Thank you

We missed the postie yesterday. All we got was a slip of paper telling us we had to wait. It was a very long wait until this morning. Before the dentist, we zipped to the PO and picked up a box that had traveled many, many, many miles in so many ways.

We opened the box in the car, of course, and read all of the names and admired the fabrics and shed some tears (OK, still reading, admiring and shedding…).

Reading the names is like reading a list of old friends and feeling supported in this.¬†She reads off the names and I tell her what I know about each person. I haven’t gotten stumped yet. It’s like a quiz for my brain. And I am grateful to “know” you all. We both thank you from the bottoms of our mending hearts.

As you can see, Herself has found a happy spot on top of the quilt.

We both have oooh-ed and aaaaaah-ed over the fabrics and the quilting. She has found her favorite fabric in Pratima’s block.

Oh, and look, here are some more riches from the box. These are to celebrate my advanced age. :-) I will thank Miss Sarah in advance and feast on these shortly.

Do you ever find that you just don’t know what to do when faced with such kindness? “Thank you” continues to feel inadequate but thank you.

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23 Comments »

  1. Sarah said

    Im so glad the quilt is where it belongs- so many people helped it get there and I’m going to blog and thank them all shortly! And Amy your quilt will be with you ASAP do you girls can be twinnies xxx

  2. Belinda Shreeve said

    Miss looks fabulous on it! Now you know we think of you so often and send our healing thoughts with every stitch. :-)

  3. Jackie said

    The quilts are definitely in the right place. I hope that the two have many years of enjoyment from them!!

  4. Carla said

    Amy, the quilt looks fabulous…may it bring you much comfort and love every time you look at it!

  5. Cathy said

    No words needed Amy, these quilts are like hugs for you from around the world. Awesome job of co-ordinating all of this too Sarah Fielke, they have turned out beautifully. xoxo

  6. Mary Jo said

    wow. a petty quilt for a very pretty young lady. And Sarah was wonderful too.

  7. Auntie pami said

    Just our way of showing you the love

  8. It’s a perfect fit. Sarah was a dear to generously offer all of us the opportunity to send our love your way. Still sending…

  9. Nedra said

    Every little stitch was sent with love :)

  10. That is a pretty fantastic way for people to show how much they care… The quilting community is pretty darn cool. Just wonderful.

  11. Caro said

    It’s wonderful to see this post. I felt privileged to contribute to these quilts. I hope, in some small way, they help find you and your daughter some comfort. All the best for the future.

  12. Jenny said

    It’s always fun to make a quilt for a quilter
    Many hugs

  13. Chelley Black said

    “Do small things with great love.” It was a small gesture from each one of us to show both of you just how much you are cared for. xoxo

  14. Anita said

    It’s therapeutic on both sides. A mending for you and something for us to do & show how much we care when it feels like nothing can make it better. Hugs across the miles!

  15. Jan said

    I was so happy to see your name in my blog feed this morning! I (WE, I’m sure) think of you often. Hopefully every time you wrap up in your quilts, you will feel a big hug from all of your friends *out here*.

    • pratima said

      It is so nice to see you blogging again! Thanks to Sarah for planning these beautiful quilts and giving me a chance to express my feelings for you. It is only a humble block, but it is wonderful to see Annabel’s smiles!
      *Hugs*

  16. Ellen Ban said

    So happy to see your daughter enjoying her quilt! Can’t wait to see yours, too! Hope you feel the love in every stitch. So happy I could make a block for each of you.

  17. Mary Jo said

    I’m so glad the quilt arrived and she likes it. Hopefully your quilt will be close behind and you will both feel all the love and support from those who contributed to them. Sarah did a great job coordinating the project.

  18. Jo said

    Lovely & perfect X
    Glad too see you

  19. It’s so good to see that the first quilt has made its way home to your house. It was such a great way to send you and your daughter hugs from far away.

  20. Alexandra said

    So, so glad that you like the quilt…..I was very honored to be the one to longarm quilt it. I hope the fabric hugs of all the quilters involved keep little Miss feeling loved by so many. Funnily enough I remember that favourite fabric…..so many in there to choose from.

  21. Mama Spark said

    I am so happy to have been able to be a part of this! Sarah did a fabulous job coordinating it all. I did have to giggle that I made blocks here in Mi, sent them to Oz only to have them return to Mi!! It was a wonderful way for us to let you know how much you are loved and cherished by the rest of us! Sending love and hugs to you!!

  22. leanne said

    can’t believe I’ve only just discovered this post – I’m so glad Annabel has this quilt and I feel so privileged to have been able to contribute :) Sarah did a fabulous job of coordinating so many blocks :)

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