A Quilt of Friendship
I hardly know how to begin to say how special I felt when I opened a package that arrived from my friend Angela who blogs at Country Scrap Quilts and lives in Illinois. Angela is what I call "a real quilter" (as opposed to someone like me who has never made a full size one); she makes and sells her quilts from her website -- and she is very prolific! It seems like very time I turn around, she's finished another quilt! She has also recently started a brand new blog that is solely dedicated to her journey as she makes two Dear Jane quilts. And all of this while being a wife and mother to four children! Including a set of triplets the same age as my son -- and a three year old!
Angela's package was a surprise, and when I opened it my heart was pounding; do you know, I actually cried a little bit when I saw that inside was this GORGEOUS quilt!:
I have always been envious of people for whom quilts were made, and I never thought I would be a member of that group -- ever!
She told me in the note that was attached to the quilt that she when she saw the fabric, she knew she had to make me a quilt! Aren't the fabrics and the colors beautiful?! They all have a vintage, charming feeling -- warm, and lovely blues, reds, and greens.
I still can't believe it!
My heart feels warmed whenever I think about it...you know that feeling, the one where you just feel so special and loved?
I made Angela something special and sent it to her as a surprise. I asked Angela not send me anything in return, but she told me (with a wink, I'm sure!) that one of these days when I least expected it...and of course this was that day!
Have I mentioned she made the quilt just for me? (Tears in my eyes...)
You will see a lot of this quilt, in photos of my home, or whenever I want a beautiful backdrop for something pretty...and it will become a family heirloom.
She already knows, but I'm going to say it again: Angela, you made me feel like a million dollars! I never thought in my life I'd have someone make a quilt just for me! You are a very special friend and I am so thankful to call you mine!
For the last few weeks, especially, I have felt so much sisterly love coming through the blogosphere. I know it's not just me and my little circle of blog friends, because I see it happening on other people's blogs, too.
Isn't it fabulous? What are some of the really sweet, wonderful things that people you've met through your blog have said or done for you?