Friday, March 5, 2010

Little Surprises

Margaret's Hope Chest's week was filled with little surprises. The first surprise wasn't technically a surprise because a new Japanese friend of MHC told me she was going to send me a box of quilts--but when I opened the box and found 8 hand-quilted beauties I was surprised! How precious each creation is AND I have the perfect group of young ladies to give them to. Plus, there were other added Japanese goodies in the box that made it even more special.

The second surprise wasn't a total surprise either--I did, after all, create these custom labels myself-on my own computer once again using Spoonflower--but to see them arrive in the mail so quickly was a surprise. And SURPRISE--they turned out really cute.

Now the third surprise is the best kind there is--a surprise quilt!! Remember back in January when we gave a boy's QUILT OF HOPE away---well, that quilt went to a little boy named Nick--but there was another boy named Colton who was nominated but not chosen. Through the help of a lady named Nan--we were still able to send Colton his very own quilt of HOPE--he was completely surprised when Nan delivered the quilt in person this week-look at that joyful face!

Finally, ladies keep coming out of the blogging woodwork and volunteering to quilt for a 'Wrapped in Hope' child! Those e-mails are the best surprises for me. Quilts are being sent weekly and the response has been incredible from the parents and grandparents of these children. Currently we are serving 74 children--I am cutting the sign-ups off at 80 children--9 kids on the list (right-hand side bar) are without quilters......CAN YOU HELP? e-mail Carin if you want to surprise me :)


Anonymous said...

Hi from Japan,
Thank you for showing our quilts .
I'm so glad they could comfort someone.
Then that will make us happy and comfort us, too.
Rosewitch (Web name) Sakiko.O

Gin said...

Thanks Carin... I was wondering if you have yet seen my e-mail volunteering to make a quilt for Hydie yet. Please let me know when you see it. Thank you!