April 19, 2009

Blogging and Quilting Brings New Friendships!

While skipping around blogland about 2 weeks ago I fell upon a blog that had several give away listings. I visited those listings and signed up for several of them, one in particular.

Riane over at Kernow Cards had one of these giveaways and I signed up. She is from the Netherlands and has a beautiful 6 year old daughter, Brechje. I posted to her blog asking if she would be willing to send me her mailing address so I could send her daughter a quilt. Later I received an email from her. I replied to that email and then I was sent another to which I replied as well.

Yesterday afternoon my hubby and I had been in town and had just returned when the phone rang. I checked caller ID and as I looked at the number I wondered who it would belong to. When I answered "Hello" it was Riane's voice on the other end, all the way from the Netherlands. I was so thrilled to be able to talk with her. We actually spoke for almost 2 hours I think. :)

This is the quilt that I am sending Brechje. It is a very special quilt of mine and I am handing it to her to love and care for. This quilt was made in 2004 and I quilted it in 2006 after I got my longarm machine. This quilt has traveled across the United States in a Round Robin. It left North Carolina and went to Ohio. From there it went to Louisiana and then on to North Dakota. From there it went to Utah and finished its journey in the state of Washington before being sent back to North Carolina. Now it is on its way to the Netherlands.

Oh what stories this quilt has!

8 comments:

Deana said...

I love the world of blogging. It shows the kindness and generocity in the world. This is such a neat gift with all the different hands that have touched it. I am sure that this will be treasured. Thankds for sharing the story!

Millie said...

This is a beautiful quilt and has such a nice story behind it...hope she will have a fun trip to the Netherlands.

everythingquilts said...

Thearica, that is such a nice gift with a great story to tell. If your look up kindness and generosity in the dictionary, I bet there is a picture of you.

VerĂ³nica D said...

Very very beautiful Quilt !!
Congratulation !! Your heart is realy a quilter´s heart !! Hugs from Chile , Vero

LC said...

You are so generous. This quilt will be cherished and cuddled for a long, long time!

Linda said...

What a sweet thing to do and a lovely story. How fun to talk to her all the way from the Netherlands...hugs, Linda

bingo~bonnie said...

what a very generous and thoughtful gift.... just like you T ;) I'll have to visit the blog you listed so maybe I can read about the excitement when her daughter receives it ;) what a grreat way to make a little girl feel so very special. :)

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Merry said...

I am visiting from Raine's blog what a genorous and talented lady you are. I am enjoying reading your blog.