You know when you're trudging along in life and everything seems hard? When you have to bundle up, putting on your boots, coat, gloves, scarf, hat just to be able to walk outside in minus 30 degree weather and scrape the snow and ice off your car, and risk your life driving on icy roads to get to your on call job in the middle of the night? And you're tired, and sick of winter, and the flu and cold viruses that everyone has, and life in general seems like such a struggle? ME TOO!
Last week on the very sad day that my dog Molly died, I came home to find a big package on my doorstep. In the box was this beautiful quilt!
It had come to me from Laurie in Ottawa, someone I don't even know! Laurie told me the quilt was a gift from "Quiltville Hearts" who are also members of Quiltville Chat. She said they heard I was going through a rough spell last year with the death of my brother, and nominated me to be a recipient of one of their "hug quilts".
I was "snottin and bawlin" (translation... weeping) about that! How can people I have never even met, do something so kind and generous for me?!?
Some of the hearts are signed and some are not. Some of the names I recognize from Quiltville and blogland visiting.
Of course I had to go outside and take some photos of this amazing colourful quilt in the snow.
Don't you love everything about this quilt? The rainbow colour progression of the hearts, the awesome striped border fabric, the scrappy binding, and the pretty machine quilted flowers in the borders are some of my favorite things about this quilt.
And just look at this fancy label!
In her email, Laurie said "May it provide some of the comfort you need, knowing other quilty-sisters are thinking of you".
Well Laurie, it sure does! This is an incredible quilted hug and I do snuggle up in it, and remind myself of all the wonderful quilters who are out there in this big world, doing such loving and generous things for other people that they have never even met. You have no idea the depth of comfort this brings to me. I send my heartfelt thanks to everyone who had a part in creating this gift of love for me!