Thursday, September 2, 2010

Speechless...

It's not very often I find my self in this predicament.

Today I received a piece of mail that left me awestruck and speechless. 

You would be too if you unrolled this precious piece of art...
 
Where Bluebirds Fly 2
**photo courtesy of Tweedledeedesigns on Flickr**

After about 15 minutes of tracing my fingers over the top, trying to see each piece that was put in just the right place, my daughter told me to look at the back....

Where Bluebirds Fly - Back
**photo courtesy of Tweedledeedesigns on Flickr**

I couldn't believe that this quilt was actually mine. So much that I went and rechecked the address on the mailing tube to make sure it was addressed to me. 
 
You are probably wondering WHY I have this beautiful quilt. This is a result of participating in the Doll Quilt Swap #9 (DQS9) on Flickr.  I can say, hands down, that I am *THE* luckiest person in that swap of over 200 people. Don't argue with me, because I am. So there! :D

Per the note included, Angela said that the story behind the quilt was on her blog. Of course I went to check it out! Please take a moment and click HERE to read her story.  I feel like I have bits and pieces of Angela's life right in my hands. 

I still don't know what to say because I am so touched that she would share this quilt with me, a complete stranger, with it being so personal. It has definitely moved me to tears, more than once. Happy tears, sad tears...mostly happy. :) 

Angela...to you I give many many many thank yous for such a beautiful quilt, and a beautiful story. Even though the road wasn't always smooth and easy going, every last step was worth the miracle you hold in your arms every day. Thank you for sharing that with me. I will truly cherish this quilt forever!

Much Love!!!

33 comments :

  1. That is the most beautiful quilt I have ever laid eyes on. You are a lucky lady to own such a piece of art!

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  2. wow! What an awesome quilt and the story to go along with it..Happy Endings, gotta love them! you are very lucky to have such a gorgeous and meaningful quilt!

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  3. Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's yours! And wow, what a story! I've been admiring this quilt for a while on Flickr, and it makes me happy to know that it's all yours :-)

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  4. How special! I love that such a special person received such a work of art with such a beautiful story behind it :)

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  5. So happy that you enjoy it! I'm happy to have it in a home where it will be loved. I hope that it continues to touch people's hearts.

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  6. You lucky girl. I've been watching Angela's progress as she made it and it is truly an innovative and beautiful quilt.

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  7. I've been watching the progress of this quilt on Angela's blog and I couldn't believe she was going to just give it away. I'm so glad you received it, because (A) I know you will give it the love it deserves and (B) I get to see it in person! You'd better bring this to the the S&B you attend!

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  8. What an amazing quilt--even without the story it represents, it's wonderful. But add in the story and it's even more amazing!

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  9. You are so lucky! I was hoping that one might come to me. Congrats!

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  10. What an incredible piece of art. You are a lucky lady!!!

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  11. Oh my gosh, KarrieLyne, that is THE MOST awesome quilt that I have ever seen. What a treasure Angela has given you, especially with the story that goes along with it. Now you are the caretaker of the journal of her struggle and triumph...how amazing is that!

    XOXO,

    Cyndi

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  12. Beautiful and a true blessing for everyone involved! Congratulations to someone who is so deserving, obviously!

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  13. my jealousy burns deep within me.

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    Wow -- so beautiful.

    And I just know you'll be able to appreciate it. :)

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  14. What an amazing story...and quilt. I think the quilt has come to someone who will value its beauty and what it represents.

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  15. Along with many others I have watched the making of this quilt on Angela's blog
    It is absolutely gorgeous - I know you will treasure it
    Gill

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  16. It is gorgeous!!! What a lucky lucky girls you are!

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  17. what a beautiful quilt, and what an incredible gift. The story of the quilt brought tears to my eyes. Amazing !

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  18. I just finished reading Angela's post and I must say you are very fortunate to have had such a wonderful swap partner. Her work is beautiful and I can tell this piece of art will live a treasured life in your home.

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  19. It is not fair of you to make me puddle up this early in the morning! How am I supposed to do my FMQ now? That is a beautiful quilt, made even more precious by the story behind it. I hope she knows what a good home she has sent it to!!

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  20. What more can I say besides WOW! How lucky your are!

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  21. I've watched that quilt come together on her blog, and have been totally amazed by it, and touched by the story that so many women share. I was surprised when she said she was giving it away, and wondered who would be the blessed recipient. Yes, you are a lucky girl! And you must be a pretty great person yourself, because you appreciate the real meaning of the quilt and all the love and pain that enabled its creation.

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  22. Speechless, indeed. What a gorgeous story she has stitched in that quilt!! I still have goosebumps.

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  23. Speechless indeed. What a beautiful, meaningful quilt. The story of this quilt made me cry. Thanks for sharing.
    cindy

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  24. What an absolutely amazing quilt! You are so lucky!

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  25. Wait, gotta go get my quilt burglar suit out and dust it off. muuwahahahaha

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  26. I saw this and thought THAT has got to be the coolest thing ever! Then to hear the story behind it...thank goodness it wasn't in my hands or it would be covered in tears. So amazing!

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  27. I love it, WOW. I am going over to Angela's blog to read all about it too.

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  28. Beautiful story and a beautiful quilt. Thanks to both of you for sharing!!

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  29. Wonderful story and what an absolutely magnificent quilt. Well, it's actually a beautiful piece of artwork, priceless and treasured. I am awestruck at the wonder of it! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  30. I think that might be the most amazing thing I've ever seen! So, so gorgeous! How and where will you hang it, so that each side get equal attention?!

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  31. That quilt is amazing!!! Beautiful story, beautiful quilt!

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