Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dear do. Good Stitchers,

I've struggled for hours with how to adequately express my gratitude, and I'm not sure this will come close to fully captivating it, but hopefully will at least provide a glimpse. 

Today, our Little Man received a gift from the Trust Circle of do. Good Stitches. 
A beautiful gift.
A gift of love, handmade by a beautiful and giving group of talented stitchers. 

I had been watching this gorgeous quilt come together on my friend Melissa's (Sew BitterSweet Designs) page and just loved it!!! I had NO IDEA when commenting on the cute fabrics that this would be showing up on my doorstep! I had followed the making of many of the donation quilts, but didn't even know at the time how the different circles of the group worked and that they regularly send quilts to children in foster care.

Melissa shared in her note sent with the quilt that the Trust Circle of do.Good Stitches donates all of their quilts to children in foster care. November was her first month as the quilter for their group and she chose boy colors because, with a little girl in her home, she never gets to do boy projects. :) Neither of us knowing at this point that the week before Christmas our family would receive the very special surprise and blessing of a new foster baby. 
A tiny, precious boy.

Today couldn't have been a more appropriate day for this creative comfort to arrive either.
We spent our day at the Children's hospital, with lots of appointments and poking about. 
No fun.
To top it all, the weather here is dreadfully dreary and wet and doesn't add a bit of cheer to a difficult day.

Then we pull into our carport, all worn out and there sits a box.
A box with this amazing gift in it. 
A box full of so much more than gorgeous fabric beautifully stitched together. 
A box that reminds me of all the amazing people that care.
A box that shows how much this sweet boy matters.
A box that lifted this tired mama's heart and truly made us feel wrapped in love as we snuggled into the sofa for a cozy and peaceful evening. 
The colors, the prints, the pattern, the stitching....all PERFECT!
(ummmm....not to mention that the Wonky Log Cabin is one of my absolute favorite quilt patterns!)

Thank you do. Good Stitches.
A very, very special thank you to the 10 ladies of the Trust Circle.
Your gift has blessed me as a mama and I know will always be cherished by this sweet boy. I hope one day I am able to share with him the very special story of his very special quilt and the beautiful friends that made it for him. 
I wish I could hug each of you! What a blessing you are!
Learn more about the touching and meaningful work of do. Good Stitches here.


Melissa said...

I am crying my eyes out! I am so glad that it arrived today of all days, when it was needed most. My love to you, your little man, and your whole family.

Many hugs!

Christie said...

That brought tears to my eyes, how beautiful!

Erica said...

It is so rewarding to know that we were able to bring happiness to you and your sweet, baby boy. It is such a cute quilt, and I hope it will bring him much comfort for many years to come. Thank you so much for your thoughtful post:)

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

Oh my sweet baby boy on the beautiful quilt !!! those jeans !!! Nice pic of you and the GORGEOUS quilt ! oh my . I have to go find some kleenex . Melissa : Wonderful Job !

Sondra said...

Absolutely precious! What a beautiful quilt, love it Melissa! and we can see that he does also!!!!!!! This is a most special gift to very special people and from very special creatives! You made my day......xxxxxxxx to all, Sondra

Shasta said...

People who love fabric and especially quilts tend to be full of the best kinds of stuff. What a treasure indeed. Kristy, the thing is you're always so quick to thank everyone for all they do, but sweet girl your very existence brings so much joy and purpose to many. You are truly an example to me for so many reasons. I'm not sure where you find your energy, you my dear, are one of God's finest. I am so honored, in every way possible to be your friend. You are that person Kristy that people want to know God because they know you.

Karyn said...

Totally gave me goose bumps and a lump in my throat.

Carolyn said...

I loved watching this quilt come together and so happy it has found an amazing home. Such a great story of love and compassion. Totally made me cry while reading.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

A beautiful post about a beautiful and very special quilt, which will be treasured for many years to come!!!

Bright Angel said...

I LOVE THIS!! I am do glad to know that this arrived for you on such a dreary day! I knew it would be heading your way from my chats with Melissa, and I knew it would be very loved! Many blessings and much love to you all! :)

Farm Quilter said...

The love you share with your little man is reflected in the love of the wonderful quilters who made this beautiful quilt for him. You are a blessing to others and have allowed the quilters the opportunity to bless you and the little man. May blessings abound to all of you doing the work of the Lord! Now I need a tissue...

Snoodles said...

What a sweet story...and I'm so happy to know you gals. Blessings on you and your lil guy!

Lisa said...

How awesome is our God? He provides exactly what we NEED! God bless you for being a foster mom and God Bless the Do Good Stitchers and Quilter that made this special and beautiful quilt!

Mara said...

What a great read, I am a little teary, thank you for sharing your beautiful story and the great quilt for your little boy.

bruinbr said...

I am so happy to have been a part of this quilt and to know that it will be so loved :) thank you for sharing your story.

Jacquelynne Steves said...

Beautiful quilt, beautiful baby... all wrapped in (((love)))

rachael {imagine gnats} said...

that's amazing!! i love the quilt and the story :) the do.Good circle i'm in donates quilts to hospice and i've shed more than a few tears reading the stories of the people who have received our quilts. xo

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