Saturday, June 14, 2008

A Random Act of Kindness…..Quilters are famous for these….sharing patterns, books, squares of fabric. Quilters make quilts for fundraisers for worthy causes throughout the country and through the world. Friday I had a Random Act of Kindness bestowed upon me.
The timing was everything. Someone was let go at work this week. A good man, just the sales numbers didn’t add up. It was a mathematical decision. Doesn’t make it any easier to swallow, but it happened. I came home and had a package in my mailbox. No card, just a Maryland return address. I remember admiring a pink and brown quilt.
The seamstress included the remnants for bindings and backings. I feel so special…it sort of healed the tough week on the job.
I’ve folded and unfolded both the quilt and the fabrics several times just admiring them. Don’s been out of town so it’s been up to Ransom and I to work through our disappointments on our own.
We went up the road to an old abandoned house and barn I’ve travelled by several times.
People find beauty in different places. This was the place for my pictures. Overgrown grass, trees and bushes provided the perfect background to the worn paint and rust.


Thanks friend--- I really love your piece. Wish you would email me….. I’ve already measured out the batting to complete it. If I have any say—your kindness will be repaid tenfold…..
Thank you…….

31 comments:

Stina said...

Ohhh...what a wonderful gift...this quilt is so lovely...and a perfect timing for that gift to land at your place...Hope your next week will be better and enjoy your precious quilt!! Take care

Doodlebug Gail said...

Sorry to hear that you've had a bad week ..... and what a lovely gift you've received. Take care of yourself and perhaps sewing on your gift will help you through next week.

Libby said...

What a delightful way to end a crummy week. Generosity and kindness like this can do nothing but multiply. The pictures are great - thanks for giving us a peek into your world *s*

Chookyblue...... said...

wow what a kind person this is you are very lucky and the quilt is beautiful.......

love the old shed pics also........

have fun finishing your new treasure........

blueberrylane said...

What a wonderful gift and the timing so perfect. It will be so special to finish off.

Journeying said...

This is probably not accidental . . .
enjoy your blessings . . .

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh so wonderful you found something nice on such a bad day! I love that quilt, and how wonderful of the friend to send it to you!

Linda said...

Mel, I couldn't think of a better person to receive this beauty. God's timing is always perfect, He knows when you need that extra lift, and what a special friend to listen to His still small voice.
Love the other photo's, such a pretty setting. Enjoy your weekend.

Quilt Nut said...

fabulous gift! bloggers are the best aren't they? hope your weekend is better than your week was

Sew Create It - Jane said...

It's a beautiful top! What a lovely gift. Quilting Bloggers are some of the nicest people!

Fiona said...

Beautiful photographs as always - the perfect setting to display your lovely gift.

Finn said...

Naturally the timing would be perfect Mel, you know the Universe unfolds as it should. This lovely top found a perfect resting place with you.
Love the country pictures..as always, a beautiful link to pieces of the past...perfect. Big hugs friend, Finn

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

So pretty Mel! Enjoy your gift. Timing is everything, isn't it?

Connie W said...

Such great photos. And I like your new blog look (been meaning to mention that).

Leanne said...

I love your photos what a lovely place to stroll and take photos. Sorry you are having a bit of a bad week I hope it improves and what a lovely quilt such wonderful blogging goodness.

The Calico Cat said...

I'm glad that you like it - I think that I have owed you a post card since the begining of blogging...

I also thought that once upon a time ago you admired those fabrics...

It is a Quiltville pattern...

Love Bears All Things said...

Loved your post! The pictures were great. I love to see old places but wish the owners would remodel and save them.
Mama Bear

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love all your pictures in this blog, especially the first one. I like the subtle contrast in colors. Hope you have a better week ahead.
denise

Lisa said...

What lovely timing the gift was. Funny how things work out isn't it.

Marcie said...

How sweet! That quilt is perfect for you! The pink and brown is so pretty! I am always enchanted with your photographic settings. Hugs from me!

Passionate Quilter said...

what a beautiful quilt--and a lovely ending to a rough week. Doesn't that make you want to go out and pass on the Random Acts of Kindness? someone thinks a lot of you....what a nice feeling for you

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

what a wonderful gift, the colours are stunning. Sounds like it was just the tonic you needed...and that Spring block is beautiful as well, tracey

Mary said...

The quilt is wonderful - pink and brown are one of my favorite combinations...a very nice gift.

I love the Perle cotton balls too -my Joann's only has very basic colors and I've had to really search or order online which is a pain.

ancient one said...

What a wonderful gift... and you picked the perfect place to display it...

Sugarplum Cottage said...

How wonderful to receive an unexpected gift as this. I love all the colors. Wanted to let you know I have your name in the jar for the July 4th drawing. Hugs, Rose

ohiofarmgirl said...

What a nice gesture at the perfect time...enjoy it! Love your pics. Dianntha

julieQ said...

I am sorry that the numbers dictate the way peoples lives are so changed, but I guess business is like that. Your quilt is wonderful, and will be great fun for you to finish!

Jo Jo said...

What a generous gift that has been bestowed upon you! It is gorgeous and such a grand gesture. You are a very lucky girl. Love the photo's as well. Jo x

Merrie said...

Hi, I just wandered into your blog; I love it. I just started with mine. I am so addicted to these blogs; yours is going on my list of favorites. I live in the thumb of Michigan. I love this quilt! How lucky are you to have such wonderful treasures sent; hope your next week is better.

CARole said...

I just found your blog and enjoyed reading it. I am adding it to my blogroll so I will be sure to find it again. The story of the "act of kindness" was wonderful. Now I am going back to read more, then I am going to write on my blog. I hope you will visit me there, my website too. You can find me at carolescountry.com
Happy day
Carole

CARole said...

I should have mentioned how much I love the way you photographed the old window with the lilac branch in the forground. My kind of photography!
Carole