Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Bear Paw Quilt....

It was Friday evening ---sleeting.  I had worked all week and headed home exhausted after work.  In the mailbox was a gift...

A gift from a friend-- wool squares, spools of thread, and a hand-quilted bear paw block.  And for the 15 inch square that it was....it might as well have been a bear hug in stead of paw because that's just what it felt like when I opened it. 

I always want to share quilts with others.  I need to remember this feeling and the thought that it doesn't have to be  a 6 foot square piece to have meaning.  A single quilt block can warm your heart just as well.  

This is from a friend I've never met.  We live in the same state-- shame on us.  But I live in the Upper Peninsula and she's tucked away in the lower part of the 'Mitten'..... One of these days....

Thank You So Much....

14 comments:

Darlene D said...

What a great gift!

Kindred Quilts said...

It's a beauty... such pretty fabrics! Lucky you!

Lorraine said...

What a lovely parcel to have waiting for you!

Bonnie K said...

She did a great job. Bear Paw blocks are some of my favorites. You deserve such a nice gift. Happy Easter.

Karen said...

As soon as I saw the picture, the beauty, calm feeling and simplicity of a single Bear Paw block grabbed me. I think the color combo lends to this also. Shows you that a single block can have big impact.

Muddling Through said...

What a sweet gift, and at just the right time!

Tazzie said...

What a lovely gift and treats. You utterly deserve it.
Hope you're having a wonderful week.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Kathie said...

what a great day to receive it on , love the block , hmmm great colors. how thoughtful and surprises aren't they the best?
enjoy!
Kathie

Carol said...

What a wonderful, wonderful gift! Very special!

Angie said...

What a lovely 'hug'! :)

Synthia said...

Isn't it amazing when you get just what you need very unexpectedly. God is good!!!

Carolyn said...

What a thoughtful gift! I just had a similar experience. I gave my daughter a quilt I had just finished and she posted it on Facebook. My niece commented that her favorite was a quilt I made her years ago, that she slept with every night until it started to fall apart! I had no idea she liked it so much, we're not in touch very often, so the comment made my day. Of course, now she's on my list to make a new quilt for! As I told my husband, THIS is why I quilt! It's good to be reminded every now and then!

McIrish Annie said...

I love getting quilty gifts. Nice that it arrived after a tough day! I think we all need to remember to
"pay it forward" every once in a while. Little things can mean so much.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Precious! You are a wonderful friend.