Saturday, October 22, 2011

I was speechless…really!

I can count one one hand the number of times that I've been rendered speechless, and yesterday was one of them.  Allow me to explain.

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A box arrived yesterday morning but I was not at home when the mail lady pulled into our driveway, so Mr. Painted Quilt signed for it. When I got home, he ‘forgot’ to tell me that a package had been delivered simply because he thought it was filled with more junk stuff that I had ordered and he was hungry.

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When the after dinner clean up was finished, I went up to my studio and saw a large box sitting on my cutting table.  My initial reaction was, "What is this?  I don’t remember ordering anything.”  Only after seeing the return name and address did I realize that it must be the 'surprise' Allie emailed me about last week to say that ‘something’ was on it’s way.

I asked Mr. PQ if he would carry the box downstairs for me and when I said that it was a gift from one of my blogging friends, he decided to stay to see what was inside.  He likes to share in my excitement whenever I receive a RAK in the mail and I guess the size of the box got the better of his curiosity this time…mine too, if the truth be known.

Upon opening the box, this is what we found inside.

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Not one but two huge wrapped parcels!

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I did NOT need to be persuaded to tear into the packages.

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After seeing what was inside…two quilts, a tote bag and several cards and notes…I started to sob.  I explained the significance of the gifts to Mr. PQ and when I noticed the tears starting to roll down his cheeks, we both stood in the middle of the floor hugging each other and cried like babies for how long I don't know but our eyes were red and swollen when we finally stopped.

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Both quilts were assembled and quilted by Allie from blocks that she collected from fellow bloggers throughout the world.  They are made in my favorite colors…variations of red, ‘white’ and navy…and one quilt is slightly larger than the other.

Here is the larger, Frankie-approved one displayed on our bed…

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and the smaller one on the bed in our guest bedroom.

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A simple thank you just doesn't seem to cut it but that is the only sentiment I can put into words at this moment simply because even a day later, I am still so overwhelmed.

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I can't begin to imagine the time and effort that Allie put into this project and I don't know how I can ever repay her kindness, thoughtfulness and sense of compassion.  I am totally blown away.

Allie also included a card with a list of the names from everyone who contributed a block.  I recognize many names and the others are from blogging friends I haven’t had the pleasure of communicating with as yet.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you all so very much!

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Through tears, Mr. PQ and I read each and every block together as well as every card.  He and I have already decided that the money Allie included with the gifts will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society.  

Our winters can be cold in Canada and the quilts will come in very handy to snuggle under while stitching or reading.  Because there are two of them, I even might consider sharing one with Mr. PQ !   *wink*

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Once again, a simple 'thank you' seems so inadequate. These are the most heart felt gifts that I have ever received and I want you all to know that I am forever grateful and will never, ever forget what you have done.

Kaarenheartname

107 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How delightful to see all the wonderful blocks and that there were so many to beable to make quilts. You are touched by so many in your talents you share, we all had to wrap you in our thoughts. Many gentle hugs.

Cattinka said...

Allie is a very good friendW To collect all these blocks for you and turn them into beautiful quilts was a great idea. Too bad I didn´t know, I would want to have my block in one of the quilts also.
KATRIN W.

BJ said...

I, like many others I am sure, have been on pins and needles as we waited for your quilts to arrive. Tears welled up in my eyes, and are still there, as I read your blog. You are such an inspiration to many of us as you show your strength, your faith, your determination and your gracefulness as you deal with the cancer that has taken residence in your body.
Allie did a wonderful job on the quilts and I felt so privileged I could contribute to it.
May you feel the love of many around the world who are praying for you.

Terry said...

How wonderful to finally see the completed quilts in your home! I know how hard Allie worked on making these for you! And it was my pleasure to send her a block to include! We all wish you well! Hugs!! :0)

Sunnybec said...

Karen you have me crying now!! The quilts look lovely. Hugs x

sunny said...

Oh I've been waiting for this post! And I was right about having tears flowing. If you eventually have to have treatments, you can put the smaller quilt in the bag and keep it with you, to always be wrapped in all our love!

Darlene said...

A delightful box with wonderful surprises for a very special person.

Béa said...

Allie did a wonderful job on the quilts and it's a pleasure to be in, just for you. Lot of hugs and kisses.

Corrine said...

Oh my. I just recently found your blog and love your kind and sharing nature. This comes through despite many miles that separate. Your strength and grace has provided inspiration for all of us. I am a medical person and one thing I know, without a doubt, Everyone of us will face a medical crisis at least once in our lives. How you deal with that is very, very personal. You have set the standard very high. As tears roll down my face, I think of all those who contributed to this project as being richer for their participation and those of us who read about it, are blessed as well.

Katherine said...

You are very very welcome. I had just commented to my Mom on Tuesday that I couldn't wait for you to get the quilts.

Carol said...

I've been waiting for this post along with many many others as this gift is so well deserved. You have given so much to your readers and are such an inspiration. Hope you enjoy lots of warm hugs from these quilts.

Me and My Stitches said...

So glad you and Mr PQ love the surprises! You always have such kind words for everyone - we are all glad that we could reciprocate. Know that our thoughts and prayers are always with you!

anneke said...

How great to see these quilts. What love is sent to you this way!! Allie, you did a great job.

Neabear said...

That is so awesome! I think I heard about this, but not in time to contribute a block. The quilts turned out wonderful. Such a special gift to receive.

~Linnea

Donna~~ said...

I didn't know about this wonderful surprise, but hope you will include my virtual block and good wishes in with the rest of them. I am shedding a few tears of my own on reading your post. What a lovely surpise gift for a lovely person!

Maria said...

It is amazing how thoughtful our blogging friends are. I am delighted to see the blocks put together by Allie.Great job and two qilts and a tote. WOW!!
I also had tears in my eyes reading your post.
May you both have lots of pleaeure snuggling under the quilts.

Kim said...

Allie knew we needed a way to deliver all of our hugs and prayers for you and Mr. PQ in a very special way, so she brought all of our hugs and prayers and kind thoughts together in a quilt. I just love that! I continue to keep you in my thoughts, I read your blog and feel glad that you continue to write about everyday happenings and the joy of establishing your life there in your antique house. Thanks for keeping us up on all the news and "in the loop" as you move through medical tests and procedures. Sunny is right, the small quilt is a perfect 'take along" quilt, meant to keep us near by.
Hugs!
Kim B.

Needled Mom said...

Allie did an incredible job on the whole project. Please know that those are all the personal hug we wish that we could give you in person.

Quilt n Queen said...

I'm so glad the quilts have finally arrived. Tears streamed down my face again as I read your blog. As a follower of both Allie's and your blog I knew I had to send some blocks. Your sharing and helpful ways have touched so many of us....as you wrap yourself in the quilts remember our prayers and best wishes are always with you. I'm off the make some blocks for Johna'lee at The Scrappy Appleyard....another story that has touched me deeply and cried a bucket for the family. Happy hugs.

Barbara said...

Reading your story made me cry too. Thanks for sharing.

onlymehere said...

What an amazing and truly thoughtful gift. Real friends certainly make it all worthwhile and you seem to have found a gem of a friend.

Carolyn said...

Arent Quilters the best? I am so touched with your gift. Thanks for sharing.

Taryn said...

What a wonderful gift!! You articulated so well what we all feel when we received the love and kindness of friends. You deserve it. I wish I had know of the project because I would have loved to add a block. Just know that you and Mr. PQ remain in my prayers.

Heartsdesire said...

What beautiful gifts you have received, Kaaren. And as you and Mr. PQ snuggle beneath them, I'm sure you will feel the warmth and kind spirits of the quilters whose blocks made up these quilts. Your friend Allie did a wonderful job of putting everything together.

Gra said...

What a beautiful surprise!! Enjoy Kaaren, you deserve it!!

Kathryn said...

It was wonderful to finally see the blocks put together into a quilt(s) for you. I'm so glad Allie got the idea to harness our 'get well' feelings for you into a tangible reminder. May it keep you warm and well. Best wishes, Kathie L in Allentown

Heather said...

This story really touched me and I sure wish I had know about it so I could have contributed but I am sending much love. Quilters really are such caring people and you truly deserve this wonderful gift.

gracie said...

There are really no words....maybe magnificent.

Mary said...

YEA!!! I've been waiting to see the finished Quilt! They look very nice in your Home. So glad to have been able to send you a Block! HUGS from Washington, the State.

omax2@jwvantuil.com said...

Kaaren, I was honored to send Allie a block - I do not have a blog, but follow you and her, and many others. As a breast cancer survivor, I didn't hesitate when Allie posted about what she wanted to do for you. (thank you again,Allie, for the chance to help)
And I hear you on cold Canadian winters - I live in north central Alberta :) Enjoy, and I'm praying for all the best for you in this 'journey'.
Hugs!!
Gerda in Alberta

KaHolly said...

Fighting back tears myself!! We've all been waiting very patiently for this moment. Allie is awesome, no doubt about it! And her diligence paid off big time. I am so glad you are thrilled. It was such a pleasure to be able to contribute a block to someone who is so inspirational and filled with such courage and positive energy.

Janet said...

It is thrilling to see the quilts at your home and on your beds. I'm so glad that Allie organized this gift to you.

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Just reading this is overwhelming me too! Allie is such a wonderful person with a big heart! Kudos to her and everyone who contributed to these quilts!

Nanci said...

Kaaren, we've all waited until the day Allie could post the packages and I am so happy you love them. Allie did a great job organizing this whole process and you are loved and cherished by so many people we all wanted you to know how much. Love and hugs :)

Allie said...

Thank goodness they're finally in your hands, lol - I was saying prayers they wouldn't get lost in the postal system. You are a very, very special lady, Kaaren, and you deserve the outpouring of love that comes to you from all over the globe. Each block represents a huge hug and good wishes and prayers. God bless you, dear one!

Melanie said...

Tickled you love them-- it was fun being a part of something bigger than me...Consider the quilts as 'hugs' when we are too far away....

Marsha said...

Aren't quilters/bloggers just the sweetest people! That was a wonderful gesture. I wish I had known about it, I would have loved to be part of the group and made a block, too. Enjoy your quilts and all the warm hugs they bring!

Merilyn said...

What a wonderful post Kaaren! and what a wonderful and warm surprise!!! I wish I had known about this project too, but how nice to have everyone's little 'hug' (block) to keep the both of you warm!!! Allie did an awesome job on the quilts, she is a great friend indeed!!!! The quilts look great on their beds, what a beautiful story!!!!!

Vicki ♥ said...

I was delighted to be able to send a block to Allie to make up into a quilt for you as this was a great way to send a hug to you as you know that we all are praying for your recovery. So glad that the quilts got to you and I too had tears well up while reading your post. God bless you sweet lady and many many hugs to you :) hugs Vicki x

Diane H said...

That was a loooong week waiting for your parcel to arrive! Thanks for showing us all how wonderful your quilts look in your beautiful home.
When you need some hugs just wrap one around you and know you are loved.

DaisyJulz said...

Kaaren, I was only more than happy to send a block when Allie put the call out and have been eagerly waiting to see the end results. Allie has done a wonderful job and I do hope you can sit back and enjoy them and gain some inspiration from the words of love written. I have family in NS and reading your posts somehow puts me a little closer to them. I wish you nothing but happiness for the journey ahead. Julie

Chookyblue...... said...

how precious Kaaren.......you are loved by many........

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

so glad that you enjoy these! Wish we could do more, but lots of good wishes sewed up in those quilts!

Tarnyia said...

Karen you are most welcome and I am so happy that there are two quilts for you both to share.... and a big hug to Allie for organizing the project and for all her work putting them together xxx

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful surprise and so sweet of Allie to put it together and all of the wonderful ladies who contributed. Something you will treasure forever.

Debbie

JCnNC said...

What a joy for me to include my block for your quilt(s). Because of who you are and how much you have given us we truly did want to send many hugs of warmth to wrap you in while you go down this still unknown journey. Cannot say enough good things about Allie - she is a true jewel of a friend. So very glad it was a surprise. Sending positive energy. Judy C

ShirleyC said...

How sweet is that! I would have squalled too!
After my bout with cancer, I received enough free standing lace angels to decorate a little tree. They were all so very special!
I'm so glad for you.

Elisa said...

You have given so much - we were glad that we could finally give back! Hugs!

marina said...

Allie is amazing and generous to have given us a chance to show our support and care for you by allowing us to contribute to your magnificent quilts. It is so emotional to read of you and Mr PQ opening the box. Hope you feel the love each time you see them.

Carrie P. said...

oH, I am so glad to see that you finally got the quilts. Allie was so sweet to set this all up and I was glad to add a block to one of the quilts. Enjoy them both.

Candace said...

Your joy on seeing these quilts is the best gift of all, Kaaren! I couldn't have been happier to contribute a block for a such wonderful person as you! Allie is so special to have collected and sewn them all together :>)
Cheers!

Wanda said...

Finally, we know that you have this special testimony of how special you are, in your hands. You are indeed worthy of this loving and special hugs from all of us. I have only been following a few short months but already think of you as a friend. When you wrap yourself under these know there are many people who are thinking of you.

Wanda
http://wandas-quilts-crafts.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

So glad the quilts arrived safely. Now you can wrap one around you when you need a hug. We are all praying for you. You are so special. Allie did a wonderful job.

Darlis

Sheila said...

I must say tears were in my eyes as I read this post , it is truly a wonderful thing that Allie has done ,first off organizing the collection of the blocks and then making the quilts , I was more than happy to contribute a block but is seems so small in comparison to this huge effort . My the warmth of all the love stitched into these quilts warm your soul .hugs Sheila

Red Heads said...

Dear, dear Kaaren, How wonderful to have such a friend, as in Allie. All the work involved was truly from her heart. One knows these things. I was only too happy to have made a simple block for this tender gift giving surprise. I hope with all my heart Kaaren you & Hubby enjoy its warmth in our N. S. winters. Blessings. Dianne...

Chris said...

Kaaren,
You've touched many lives and now you can snuggle in the warmth you've given to others.
Take care....hugs....

Sharon said...

I'm glad you got them in time for winter. Allie did a great job rallying the troops and I was thrilled to help out! Best to you and Mr. PQ. I've been on the receiving end of a gift like this and it's amazing.

pinsandneedles said...

I too have been waiting to see the blocks turned into wonderful quilts for you. Kaaren, you are such an inspiration to so many. I feel privileged to have contributed a block for this heartfelt gift. Tears filled my eyes as I read your post. Hugs and prayers to you.

Jenny's Craft Place said...

What a lovely gift, no doubt stitched by many with caring thoughts. Unfortunately I too didn't know, so please know there are many more 'out here' who are thinking of you. Best wishes, and happy crafting, Jenny

paulette said...

I must admit that I too got a 'little' emotional reading this post!! You are very well loved, Kaaren!! You are an inspiration to us all!! AND Allie did a fantastic job putting together and organizing the blocks. Both quilts are gorgeous! Take care!
Paulette

Jubama said...

quels beaux cadeaux, je comprend ton émotion !!!

Melody said...

Allie is a wonderful person and so are you. You hear so much in the media about how bad the internet can be but I think we are truly blessed that our little bit of blogworld is so kind, wonderful and supportive and I'm glad you feel embraced by all the love of your fellow bloggers.

poulette... said...

your blog is wonderful... very beautiful !

O'faigh said...

Hello Kaaren and MrPQ, Allie is a true friend to us all....I too felt privileged to have been part of the quilts...as I read your post...I cried.....my thoughts and prayers for your Kaaren...Bear Hugs from Australia....O'faigh....

Caron Mosey said...

So glad that you liked them... when you snuggle in the quilts, feel the love!!!

Kate said...

What "goes around comes around" ... you're very deserving of these beautiful gifts. Enjoy!

Quilt Hollow said...

This is the post I had hoped to see and have been waiting for! I hope it brings you comfort in knowing you are not alone. Many hugs dear friend...many hugs!

Wendy said...

Allie really is a treasure, isn't she? She's the kindest person I know. I'm so glad you loved the quilt, alas I'm not a quilter so I couldn't contribute, though I wish I could have.

Barbara said...

Yea!!! The quilts finally are in your hands! Allie did a wonderful job putting this all together for a special blogging friend. When you wrap up in the quilts I hope you feel all the prayers and hugs from everyone. You are loved and cared about by so many, it was a joy to make a block for you.♥

MooseStash Quilting said...

There is no one else, who has shared so much with all of us. A simple block seems like so little in return.

Allie did all the work, and I for one, can't begin to thank her enough!

Kaaren, I wish you the very best! Stay warm this winter and enjoy.

Ter'e said...

Ah shoot.........I have on fresh mascar! It's not even dry yet. Here I sit, sniffing and bawling for you two.
Such a lovely gift for two well deserving people.

Cheers to Allie for doing this for you. How terrific. (also CHEERS to all who made the quilts possible).

Quilters are such NICE people!!!!!!

Lesley said...

Kaaren, I've been reading your blog now for a few months and it is obvious very quickly that you are a special person...I had heard about this special gift being prepared for you...I was too late to participate but I am here with everyone in this quilting community of ours to commend you for your inspiration and positivity...and so excited to be able to share the moment with you through your delightful posting and pictures of such special quilts...tears of joy for you and Mr.PQ...enjoy!

Val said...

I have tears too as I read this post. Allie is one special lady and a good friend to many. I am proud to say that she has become very special to me! I so wanted to be a part of this but because of things happening at the time I just could not but my heart was with you and with Allie as she put all these together.

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful gift to receive. I know that you will cherish them for a long time.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Oh Kaaren, Like so many others I have been anxiously awaiting the news that these packages filled with the love of so many of us that you have touched with your generosity and kindness, had finally arrived. Also like everyone else, I sat here with tears rolling as I read your post while at the same time, smiling ear to ear. I love the entire way your discovery of the packages unfolded. The quilts look so beautiful on the beds and the Tote is so lovely. This is the first time we have seen them too as Allie was careful to only post a few glimpses of her "in progress" work. I have thanked Allie also for her selflessness and hard work, but more than that for her 'gift' of allowing so many of us to be a part of this RAK to let you know how appreciated and loved you are in the blogging world. Big Hugs...

Kathleen said...

so glad to hear that you rec'd your quilts....couldn't wait until I read the post that said you rec'd them....I also cried when I read your post...you give so much to people that it was no wonder that so many joined in to show their appreciation of all you do and share. I was glad to be a part of it and they look beautiful on your beds...think of you often and keeping you in my prayers; I hope you are doing well

Diane said...

The quilts are beautiful-I'm so happy that you have them-I too have been waiting to see this post and the pictures! Little blocks that hold much love and admiration.
Be well Kaaren.

Shari said...

So wonderful that you've received your quilts! So much love out here for you - now you have a tangible reminder that we are with you always...

Rhonda said...

Absolutely beautiful - both the gift, and the love that motivated them! What a blessing! :)

Karen said...

We were pleased that Allie organized the idea. We happily jumped at the opportunity. Then we waited for the blog post from you. We knew you would like them.
Think of the quilts as a hug from each of us. We all wish you well.
A BIG thank you to Allie. She took the blocks and made two pretty quilts.
QUILTERS ARE THE BEST!!

Wool Crazy said...

Kaaren....I wish I would have known...I would have loved to send a block your way..What a wonderful, wonderful gift!

Kathy MacKie said...

Allie did a wonderful job of putting all of our blocks together. I wish for you a quilt given in love and friendship will comfort you always.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Allie was amazing organising all this, and I know she is feeling every minute was worth it!
You are loved, Kaaren - and very much appreciated, honey.
{{{{{hugs}}}}}}
Jenny
xxxx

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Wow, what a wonderful sweet thing to do. I was not involved in this project but just let me tell you, I'm in tears reading about it. WOW!

Loris said...

I think Allie blessed all of us with the quilts. Making quilt blocks and sending our love and prayers for you brings joy to all of us. Thank you for sharing the pictures of the quilts. It is such a delight to see them and know you are warmed by our effort. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

conny's quilts said...

It was just such great initiative of Allie, that we all were eager to react. You always share a lot with us, your blogreaders, and I was happy to do a little bit as making a small block, to let you know that I think of you in your struggle against the cancer. I am touched by your reaction on the quilts and wish you all the best from the Netherlands.

Wendy B said...

Oh Kaaren....Allie has been an absolute darling and we've all been dying to see how the blocks turned out.....she's done an absolutely amazing job hasn't she??? There are a lot of people out there thinking of you always....so happy to see Allie could put our thoughts and prayers into something to remind you forever how special a person you are!
sugary hugs and prayers always
Wendy :O) XOXOXO

Michelle May said...

They turned out so pretty! Allie is such a sweetie! She did a wonderful job putting them all together. Sending you lots of light, love and well wishes.

barcord said...

Well, Kaaren. I must say when I read your blog I could hardly tell my DH as I was choked with tears. So thankful to Allie, she did a great job. Your quilts look beautiful. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Love B xx

Verna G said...

I'm so glad they arrived safely. It was a pleasure to take part in this altho I do not have a blog. Cancer has touched so many of our lives. I think about you every day when I check the blogs and and pray that all will go well. With your positive attitude I don't see how it can't!

Ginette said...

WOW!! Incredible! I can only imagine how you must feel. Such love and thoughtfulness! I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that so many people around the world are praying and thinking of you and Mr. PQ during this difficult time. Please know that I am also sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Sandy said...

How wonderful of Allie to organize this display of love to you. I wish I had known also...consider a hug sent your way instead! It was emotional to read your post....I can only imagine how you felt.

S`andra said...

That is such an awesome gift from the many who sent the blocks and Allie's time. They look wonderful and I am so glad you received them.
Way to go to Allie and friends.
I am now wishinfg I knew how to quilt...Maybe one day I will, but for now I will stick to my paper crafting.
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful gift.
sandrav9288@yahoo.com
http://Ohmyscraps2u.blogspot.com

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh!! I was crying, too, while reading about the quilts. What a true act of love--I know you will feel the love and comfort from each person who contributed to the quilts when you snuggle under them.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

How wonderful! I was wondering when this would arrive and I'm so glad it did before the winter. ENJOY!

Sandra Henderson said...

What a true act of love and friendship. I know you can feel the love and prayers when you both snuggle with these treasures. You are such a special lady, so nice of this group to coordinate their efforts into such a gift for you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I LOVE your home!~it's so beautiful.

Catherine said...

I am very happy for you !!! it was a little block for me to do, but for you a big big gift !!! it is so beautiful !!! and I know you will cherish it, with all our names and messages on it !!! best wishes for you, I love your créations !!! Catherine from France

Lynn B said...

Wow did I cry when I read this post!
It must have been wonderful to open such heartfelt gifts, you are truly blessed by love.

Always love your blog!

Kind regards

Lynn B

Sue said...

Kaaren, Allie has done a wonderful job with all those blocks so many people sent with love for you.
May these quilts keep you and Mr PQ warm for many many years to come.

Sylvie BG said...

Oh ! Thanks a lot to Allie who organised this project ! She has done a wonderful job with all the blocks. I love these quilts ; they're just wonderful !
I've been waiting for this day...
Best wishes to you, Kaaren. And many thanks for all you share with us.
Big hugs from France,
Sylvie

Susan said...

Oh, Kaaren, the quilts look so pretty. Contributing one of the blocks was my way of saying thanks for being such a generous and lovely friend but also, to comfort you in your time of need.

Ulla said...

How good to see the quilts have arrived! Allie did a wonderful job organizing us all a chance to show our support to you, putting the blocks together, finishing the quilts ans finally sending everything to you. You aresuch a special lady.

Marilyn said...

Kaaren, I am so pleased that the quilts have blessed you in the way that was intended. We all feel so privileged to have been able to contribute, and I am in awe of the wonderful way Allie has transformed simple blocks into such beautiful quilts for you.Hold onto those wonderful uplifting words each time you feel the need.
May God continue to bless you abundantly in the days ahead.
Loving hugs.

Stina said...

Ohhh.. you have received your quilts... but ahhh.. you made me cry as well reading your words... Gifts like these sure touches ones heart!! And you are so well worth every one of these blocks and A BIG THANKYOU to Allie for organizing this .. bless her!!
Designing my little heart just for you was so much fun and my pleasure..!! :O) Enjoy your lovely quilts!!! HUGS!!!

Hands Sew Full said...

Oh Kaaren! I am so excited that the quilts arrived! I was so thrilled to be able to send in a block and watch the quilts progress on Allie's Blog. I am just in tears reading your post. I feel blessed to have been a part of this and I am thrilled that you love them. I hope that whenever things get tough you can wrap your self (and Mr. PQ!) in hugs from all of us.

Jeanne said...

Alie did a wonderful job of collecting, sewing and quilting. The quilts turned out great. They look perfect on your beds. I've been watching for the quilt to be done, but missed it. I'm honored to be a teeny part of it. Enjoy.

Darlene D said...

What a beautiful and touching gift!