Saturday, December 13, 2008

Generosity Abounds!!

Hello Everyone,

Even though Christmas is fast approaching, I am still busily quilting away at customers quilts. Oh, and now my December newsletter is available. However, I have had some time to get together with friends for dinner and lunch. This is always fun! A little sewing has been going on, but not much.

This week was a wonderful week and I would like to talk about what 2 of my wonderful blogging friends have done. First, I would like to talk about Stephanie. This week I received a box, which you see here:

You can see it is filled with her wonderful snuggly pillowcases. She had been having a giveaway on her blog. No, I did not win. However, I had mentioned in my comment that if I did win the 1 pillowcase, I would donate it to the Hole In The Wall Gang Kids Camp. It is a charity of our guild and each child goes home with one of our pillowcases. It is located here in Connecticut. These kids suffer from a variety of ailments from Cancer to Serious Blood diseases and also have many special needs. Any way, our goal as a guild is to donate over 300 pillowcases this year for the kids. We are not a big guild, so it is is a big task.

So when I did not win, Stephanie wrote an e-mail saying how much this touched her heart and would be sending me some of her pillowcases as she would like to contribute. I immediately responded thanking her. To my surprise, she sent 15, yes, 15 wonderful flannel pillowcases to be loved by these children. 

Many, many thanks to Stephanie!!!! She even included the pink one on top for me. How sweet is that! I just couldn't believe it, my heart is overflowing. So I am going to offer to anyone out there who is interested in donating a pillowcase or two to my guild for the Hole In The Wall Gang, to e-mail me, I have a wonderful pillowcase pattern I can send to you and my address. So, if you are interested, please contact me, trust me the children will be grateful!!

Now onto my next blogging sweetie, Jane! When I set up the Black and White Quilt Challenge Project, Jane was one of the first ones to sign on, yay Jane! After it got going she realized quickly how many wonderful blogging people had signed on and that I was working hard answering e-mails and posting people in the sidebar, responding to comments, well you get the picture. 

So any way, she wanted to do something nice for me. I said, "for me, why?" she said, "just because". Well, how nice was that. I was not expecting anything in return for having a fun time with my blogging friends making Black and White Quilts.

So, I received this in the mail this week:

Jane knows that I like 30's fabrics and I love what she has sent to me!! I can't wait to use them they are absolutely lovely. Thank you soooooo much Jane, you are a sweet heart!

That was my week in a nutshell.  So I say, we should all try to show some random acts of kindness this month. It really makes you feel good as well as the recipient. I know I am doing just that....

By the way 3 more posts until 100!

Until next time, Happy Quilting!




P.S. My friend Deb has now placed all her inventory at 75% off. Go visit her at Gone Quilting.

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36 comments:

Vicki W said...

What wonderful gifts! Quilters are the nices people!

Dayna said...

After we get through the holiday rush at work I can make some pillowcases. I moved from Connecticut where I spent most of my 50+ years to Wisconsin just 6 years ago. If you have a specific pattern that you would like them made from then please let me know.
Dayna
http://scottieacres.etsy.com

Dandelion Quilts said...

How nice...nice isn't a fitting word is it? Generous? Wonderful? Just plain special!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

How so very kind of Stephaine, she is so kind and the children will love them. Also, thank you for your kind words, you to are kind and work hard! Do your pillowcases need to be flannel? I would never be able make one, but if you can give me an idea of how much fabric each uses, I will send your quild some fabric.

Vickie E said...

Stephanie was very generous to send all those pillow cases...Great Christmas spirit and handmade too boot...fabulous. btw did you receive my check yet?? lol...oh and you didn't lose power out there did you?

Stina said...

Think Christmas have come to your home with some lovely gifts...both made from the heart...from two wonderful people...and to a very warmhearted lady... :o)

trasha said...

Do you know I truly love this part of the blogoverse I hang out in. People are sooooo nice.

Purple and Paisley said...

stephanie and jane are two of the nicest people! how wonderful of both of them...☺

Carla said...

Wonderful gifts! I love the fabric you got from Jane.

Stephanie said...

What a very sweet post! I hope pillowcases flood in from all over. Gorgeous fabrics from Jany. She's a sweet heart.

Anina said...

Lucky lucky you. Those fabrics are wonderful.
And how generous of Stephanie to send you those pillow cases.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

You are so blessed!

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

What a sweetheart that Stephanie is! Thanks for the blog visit and note, too! Hope you get your work behind you and have a chance to relax and enjoy your self a bit....

Shirleyquilts said...

Hi Jackie,

Count me in on the pillowcase. I'll make at least one, though I don't know if I'll get it done before or after Christmas.

Right now we are without power since Thursday 11 p.m. The prognosis for it to return is Monday midnight or Tuesday. Sounds bad, but we are more fortunate than most because we have a generator that powers the heat, water, toilets, microwave, computers, etc. Unfortunately, no power in my sewing room, though. How could I have thought I could go without sewing for days? Bad decision. See you in PA. soon.

Shari said...

Big hugs to Stephanie and Jane!!! Send me the pillowslip pattern and I'll make up some slips from stash - I have cotton or flannel... or I may try to get some unique Australian fabric... hopefully the time frame isn't too tight.
Merry Christmas!

Ginger Patches said...

Wow 15 pillowcases that's awesome!! And that is adorable 30's fabric, very sweet of both of them :)

Dawn said...

What wonderful gestures from such wonderful friends! It is indeed heart-warming to see the generosity of such beautiful women.

Wendy said...

This is a wonderful post and that is so incredible for Stephanie to send so many pillowcase for those kids.
I think this would be a good thing for my local guild to do for kids in our area. Thanks for sharing.

Annemariesquilt said...

Stephanie are ever so sweet, lovely gifts...
And Jane has sendt some beautiful fabrics, you must make something very nice !!

Marianne said...

Do they have to be flannel, Jackie? I have a huge stash of novelty fabric!

henny said...

Oh..that's very kind of Stephanie and you :)Christmas spirit....lovely!
Hope after read your post we would inspired to do something good and sweet to other people around us, not only at this Christmas month but the whole months of the year! Thanks Jackie for sharing. Keep on to tell us good things like that :)

julieQ said...

What a wonderful lot of pillowcases you all made. I know the children will just love them.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- a great mail week for you! And how cool about those pillowcases!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

How fantastic!

I sooner read blogs than the news as the acts of random kindness make for better reading...it just shows the world isn't that bad!

If you send me the pattern and the specifications (fabric type) I'd be happy to make a pillowcase or two...

mellyandrosie said...

That is so fabulous!! Isn't Stephanie just the sweetest!! What a great donation and a lovely package of 30s fabrics - you must have been good this year as it seems santa is looking out for you =] =] =]

Eileen said...

Yes.. Stephanie and Jane certainly are two of the biggest sweethearts. That was so nice to see the things that came in the mail from them. :-)
Can't wait to get rolling on the B&W challenge.. after Christmas!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful mail for you!!! And what a generous donation of pillowcases. Bloggers are so giving. I am with you..I am still doing bindings for customers for Christmas. Think I will be working till the day before this
year.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

We are really blessed with our little circle of quilt friends and blogs. You, Stephanie and Jane are wonderful people. I am so glad our paths crossed. Really this experience of getting to know so many good people is enriching my life.

PamKittyMorning said...

How wonderful!

Karen said...

Wonderful pillowcases and I love, love the 1930's fabric!

the voice of melody said...

Such beautiful fabrics! How sweet of your friend to surprise you with them. :)

amy said...

Quilters are the nicest people, no? That Stephanie!! So sweet!

Heleen said...

Whauw great fabrics and pillowcases!

Cheri (Purple & Paisley Mom) said...

I would love to make some pillowcases for your "kids". Please send your address and the pattern to me. Keep up the good work! sewsharp100@aol.com

jacquie said...

go stephanie! she is the sweetest and jane too.

Christine said...

Love your 1930's fabrics and very sweet of Stephanie to send you the pillowcases.
Christine

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