I've been having some health issues for the past month, where I've experienced a most uncomfortable and painful time. I've not felt good enough to sew or even do much posting. In light of that I hope you will be patient with me as I resend some earlier posts.
About 15 years ago, I made a baby quilt when I found out my BFF was expecting their first grandchild. It
was a simple 4 patch pattern I found in a magazine. It was
fun to make, and was enjoyed by the family when it was received.
forward to 2011. This family has since moved to the Ukraine as
missionaries. And they now have 5 adorable children. The little
quilt I made for their first born was passed down to the babies that
followed. It has been well loved, holes and all.
The family returned to the states to renew their passports. When they left the
Ukraine, Mama left the quilt, now affectionately called "Beck" back at
home. However when they arrived in the states........... well, this was
the email sent to me from Mama Oksana..........
the way, you already know that Damara loves the blanket that you made
for David years ago. When we were leaving Ukraine, I left it at home
because even though she likes it, she is not completely attached to it.
How surprised I was to find out that Dalina, our six-year-old, packed
that little blanket in HER little personal carry-on for her little
sister! So, the "Beck" (as the blanket is affectionately known in our
house) has traveled back to America once again!"
our move, and while I was working on organizing my fabric
closet, I came across it's twin, Beck #2. My daughter had made the same
quilt top after I made the original. The top was complete but never
quilted, so having heard how ragged "Beck" has become, I sandwiched the
top and quilted it. I sent it on to them, so it might become another
well loved cozy quilt for little children to snuggle with.
And here it is - "Beck" #2
Doesn't it make you happy to know that a quilt you made and gifted was so well loved??
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