Saturday, January 23, 2010

What would you say if...

What would you say if your neighbor called you up and said, "Can I come over and bring you a belated birthday present?"
"Sure, why not come over for tea tomorrow afternoon," is what I said.
Then, what would you say if your neighbor said, "Well, it's just a 'Little something' that I've been working on," and when she comes you learn that it's a brand new quilt that she made especially for you because she knows that you love roses and birds....
What would you say later on when you realized that you were so excited to see the new quilt, and then to visit with her, that you didn't even serve her any tea? "What kind of a hostess am I
?" is what I thought. MY GOODNESS--HOW EMBARRASSING!!!!!
What can I say now but, "Tamera, your gift has touched my heart in a VERY special way! I most certainly WILL think of you every time that I snuggle up with it." THANK YOU FOR EVERY STITCH THAT YOU PUT INTO IT WITH LOVE! I AM HONORED BY YOUR FRIENDSHIP MORE THAN I COULD HAVE SAID THAT DAY, BUT I'M SAYING IT NOW.
I hope that all of you will enjoy these pictures from that day!
I have more to say along these, "What would you say if," lines, but I need to get cleaned up for Sabbath, so I'll share those thoughts for later. Besides, Tamera's quilt deserves a post of it's own. Wouldn't you agree?
A blessed Sabbath rest to you all,
Oh for joy--a quilt made with love just for me! I have never received such a gift before and I am at a loss for words to express my joy!
"You said it's for snuggling up with someone that I love so you were the first, dear friend and neighbor!"
Jacob, Sophia, Josiah, and Mariah playing as we moms got caught up on our news. I'll admit that it was a bit heavy on the goat end of things as Olivia kept calling her mom with the latest kid news. To quote the narrator in Scrooge, "What of it--it is the very thing that I like!" I also learned what may have killed several of our goats recently (goat polio) and what to do to prevent it. Thanks for being willing, as usual, to share from your vast supply of knowledge, Tamera! :)
My family and I looked at the pattern closely that evening. I was struck with awe that Tamera would spend so much time to make a quilt just for me! How it warms my heart now to think of it again.
The border is just strikingly beautiful. Tamera said that, when she saw it, she knew that she would make the quilt for me. It is this rich fabric covered with lovely roses. It's a little hard to see here but there are also birds in brown so that one gets the lovely sensation of being in a garden. Tamera knows me well enough to know that there is nothing that I love more than being in a garden. She also put some roses in the star burst. Can you see the large stars? I can honestly tell you that I know enough about quilting to grasp the vast amount of work that went into this gift. I further know that I am NOT gifted in this area, so most likely will not be the kind of grandma to make quilts for my grandchildren's births. Fortunately I have a neighbor who just happens to love that sort of thing. :)
THANK YOU TAMERA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Kimberly said...

Your gift is truly beautiful. Having done a little quilting I know how much time it takes to make one. But it is very fulfilling to make a quilt and see the beauty of your creation. I have enjoyed Tamera's quilting blog as well as her farm one. Her baby goats are adorable! Thanks for sharing this post and all the pictures.