Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011

A Surprise Email

Today I got an email from a lady I don't know.  BUT wish I did.  In all my years of quilting - this is a first for me.  Fabric come into my home - a quilt leaves my home.  Sometimes it is my gift to someone - sometimes it is just a give-away.  Sometimes I'm commissioned to make one.  Six years ago I organized a swap on my MSN group to make I Spy blocks.  It was a hexigon blocks with just 2 star points on it.  My long time friend (since 1st grade and she is still my best buddy) came for a visit while I was making them.  She said she needed a baby gift and asked if I would make one...which I did.  6 years later I get this email thanking me!  Included were pictures of the little boy -
Here is here email to me...

I got your email address from Carol .  My mom was at my house a few months ago and noticed the quilt that Carol got my son when he was a baby.  I wanted to drop you a little note to tell you how much we love the quilt and still use it to this day. 
Devin was born September 28, 2005.  When he was a baby, this blanket is the one I’d throw down on the floor to let him roll around on.  It’s  in so many pictures!  He was on that blanket when he first rolled over.  We used it so much.  The baby blankets were packed away as he got older, but when a friend of mine had a baby a few years ago and I was getting stuff together for her, it resurfaced.  I’m not sure if it was me or Devin who pulled it off the pile, but it’s been on his bed ever since.  He’s 5 now and he sleeps with it every night.  As a rule, it’s that blanket and then Scooby Doo on top.  I have to go in and take one off because he get too hot, but he doesn’t care.     
We’ll keep this for him forever so he can hand it down to his kids.  Thank you so much for the beautiful blanket.  I included a few pictures for you.
Thanks again,

She also attached several pictures...of Devin as a baby and this one...which I love so much I might just have to keep it
I've still got a smile plastered on my face.  It is nice to know that something you make can with stand being washed - and rewashed - dragged around - cuddled with - shoved around...and love within 1/4" seam allowances. 

1 comment:

Heather said...

Such a great feeling!!