Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A Mrs. Claus story

    If you follow this blog, you know about the Get Your Mrs. Claus On project.  (You can find details on the Mrs. Claus page under the banner.)  And you may have seen the Mrs. Claus buttons on other blogs that participate.   Those buttons and my posts bring in lots of email and inquires about how to participate.          Earlier this year, in the Spring I think, I got an email from someone who was interested in making a couple of doll quilts.  I heard nothing else from her until October.  Here is her email......
    I’m thinking that I’m late with this but I’ve just finished with chemo and wasn’t of the right brain power to have done any quilting during the summer.  I have 4 quilts with pillows for you that I made this past week and would like to send them.  If you already have enough, I would appreciate it if you would allow me to send them anyway and you can use them for next year.  I have stage 4 cancer and I’m afraid that I don’t know what the future will bring for me next year and I would like to know that I have made a contribution to your wonderful project.
And then a few weeks later, another email.....
   Sorry it’s taken me so long to answer your note.  I got to making more and more little quilts for you thinking “if I’m going to send 4, I might as well send 8” and so on.  They’ve been so much fun to work on. It’s been so good to get back to sewing although my skills have gotten a little rusty. ........ I’m having fun!  It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to say that.  In any case, I’ll send them by Thanksgiving so they don’t get messed up in the Christmas packages that will be travelling all over.   I still don’t know what next year will bring but hopefully when I have the next CT scan on Dec 8, the results will still be fine.  I appreciate your prayers;  I couldn’t have gotten to where I am without the grace of God and the prayers of family and friends. 
  Today, her box of goodness arrived, filled with doll quilts and attached pillows!  Angels, and patchwork stars......







kittens, and dancing frogs......(okay, the dancing frogs just stole the show for me.  I love it when one of quilts make me smile!).......







cupcakes, and candies, and mints......










throw in some pink and purple---love it----rail fences for zig-zags.....










mixed with a rose colored quilt of hourglasses.....













 blended with more candy mints made into pinwheels.  And the result is a box of love, therapy,  and outstanding goodness.







    Thank you, Mrs. Claus of Nebraska.  My heart just swells to know how this project touches the quilter as well as the little girls who will love and enjoy these quilts.    
  To all readers, please join me in sending prayers to this Mrs. Claus for a clean scan.  
Happy stitching.

10 comments:

  1. These are just fabulous and they are made so special coming from the heart of someone who could use a little lift herself - my blessings and prayers are with her.

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  2. Isn't her work so special? She sent me some photos a few days ago and I just realized I never responded. My bad.
    I absolutely LOVE what she has done, and I am so glad she had this project to bring her some joy while creating joy for others!
    If you read this CC, you are the best!!

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  3. I love this post, even though I'm reading with tears in my eyes. How nice for you too being able to spread that joy to someone who needs to have fun. I'm hoping her scan is clean and she's having fun and making more quilts all through next year.

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  4. How cool is that! Bless her MUCH for working to help others when she's coming out of a nasty time, herself. These sets are so fun.

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful work and such a touching story. Thank you for this post. I have joined my prayer to those of others for healing to be His gift to her.

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  6. Debbie, I'm sure you cried, as I am doing now, when you read this lovely and selfless woman's e-mail. I will be adding her to my prayer list, and hope that every person who reads your post today, will do so as well. Wishing you and yours, a very Happy Thanksgiving. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  7. Lovely work from a wonderful person! I join all of you in prayers and well wishes for continued healing and many more years of love and quilting!

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  8. Thank you all for your kindness and prayers. You bring tears to my eyes. Femi and Janet ... I love you more than you'll ever know.

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  9. The doll quilts are adorable. I will keep Mrs. Claus in my prayers. May there be clean scans for her.

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  10. What precious little doll quilts from a very generous Mrs. Claus. Thank you for posting all the pretties that she sent to you for 2015. My prayers will go up for her for a good report on Dec. 8. Thank you for sharing this with us so I can know how to pray for he.

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