So, I started this little blog a while ago, in order to share recipes with family and friends. I am, by nature, an introvert. I'm happy staying home, and love to be by myself. Little did I know when I started this little endeavor by simply typing a few words into blogger - that I would make friends.
And friends I did make. I've met and conversed with people around the country and around the world I never would have gotten to meet (and still may never). I've gotten to know people in Rob's extended family - shared struggles and laughs. I've asked advice, listened, responded to emails, and shared lives with an amazing group of people over this past year and a half.
And then today - the doorbell rang. It was the mailman. He had a package. For me. I had to sign for it.
My friend, Shay, from Australia sent me a package!!!! Shay and I have gotten to know one another a good bit over this last year. Even though I can't sew a stitch, she and her quilting friends have embraced me. She's so clever, has limitless amounts of energy, and is a kind soul. I feel like I really know her even though we live half a world away. I consider her my friend. If you know me, you know I don't say that lightly.
And, she made me a quilt. A Quilt. It's simply gorgeous. Dusky pinks and chocolate browns - perfect for our living room.
Here is the back - it has a vintage, Anthropologie feel - only more beautiful.
Yesterday was my birthday - and she didn't even know. How cool is that?
I am so humbled, Shay. I can't believe you took the time to make such a beautiful heirloom for our family. And that's what it is. When I think of your hands crafting something after finishing everything else you balance - I'm blown away.
In answer to your question - I love it. I loved it when I saw it on your blog. I love it even more now.
Thank you my friend.