Saturday, January 29, 2011

Finished!



My 4th son was going to be homeless for 10 days during Christmas....this caused me alot of stress and worry.... He kept telling me not to worry because he was going to sleep in a friends car....

I am his mom...how could I not worry and how could I enjoy my Christmas holiday knowing he would not have a home or even Christmas dinner.

The day before he was to become homeless one of his friends parents took him in. They treated him as one of their own and even had presents for him under the tree.

How can I ever thank the kindness of this family? It will be hard to repay them but maybe this quilt will be a form of thanks...hopefully, they will enjoy it and over look the bloopers....(smiling...ooopss).

62 comments:

Joanna said...

Barb, I think that is so nice, both of them and of you. Your son has good friends from good people.

Cyndi said...

Barb, it turned out beautiful....they are going to love it!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Mary Grace McNamara said...

It's beautiful Barb, but the really beautiful part of it is that you made it to thank them for caring for your son. How sweet is that? Very! There are certainly a lot of good people out there, aren't there?

MGM

wackywoman said...

They will be thrilled with such a gorgeous quilt.

Judi said...

I think that is an excellent "thank you" I would take it - it's beautiful!

Dan and Jean said...

Talofa Barb, I loved your quilt - colors, design, and everything. It will be loved. Because of your inspiration, I have started my blog again. When I am busy with wonderful things to write about, I don't have time to write, and when I have time, I don't have anything to say.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I'm so glad they took him in.....it was good for their soul, good for your's and good for your son. I don't think I could stand the thought of one of my little monkeys being homeless....but if they ever are....I know if someone can take them in....they will....and the circle of goodness and kindness will continue. Thanks Barb for keeping that circle going.

Hugs,
Kelly

Karen K said...

Oh Barb! That comment just made me cry. My oldest has been in the same position and had some very nice people take him in as well in October .... it is such a hard thing for a mom to deal with. I hope making that beautiful helped you and I know the people who receive it will love it and think fondly of you and know you appreciate what they did every time they use it!

Mary L. said...

Just beautiful. I love it!

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

Once again it shows the goodness in people - both the family that took your son in and You Barb!. The quilt is beautiful and something they could never buy. I know I would stress too if my son didn't have anywhere to live.

BubzRugz said...

A quilt is a wonderful gift of thanks... so kind of them...

Pokey said...

How sweet, that is just like you, Barb!
:-}pokey

QuiltSue said...

What lovely people they must be.

I love the quilt and the quilting looks fantastic on it.

hetty said...

OMG! Your post almost brought tears to my eyes. Both for the kindness of your son's friends, but also for your gift of a beautiful quilt to thank them. I love that bow tie pattern. When everyone was doing one for the Schnibbles challenge, I took my old bow tie blocks and remade them into one of these. I love it!

Tamera said...

Wow! Isn't it wonderful that we can still rely on the kindness of strangers today!

What a wonderful way to say thanks when there are just no words to say.

Fiesta said...

Barb they will be overjoyed but I know you would have done the exact same thing. All your goodness gets returned to you in many different ways.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

It looks like a wonderful quilt - I'm sure they will love it.

Jackie said...

I cannot imagine how terrifying that must have been for you.

The quilt is gorgeous and I'm sure they will see that it comes from your heart.

Gene Black said...

I love the quilt and I know they will too. That is a wonderful thank you.

Michelle May said...

Love and thanks come back to those who show kindness. Giving it back to them wrapped in a quilt is a beautiful thing. :)
xx, shell

Hazel said...

I love the quilt ,my son travels all over the world I worry about him so much but he always seems to find a place to stay .If he gets in a real spot of course he contacts us and we have become great friends of Western Union LOL .

Sarcastic Quilter said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Frog Quilter said...

What a beautiful quilt...LOVE the quilting - perfect.

ooglebloops said...

A beautiful thank you, that they probably don't even expect - making it all the more sweet!!!

Melissa said...

It is lovely, Barb. I am sure they will appreciate it not only for its appearance, but for the time and personal effort you put into it for them.

Yvette said...

How horrible that must have been for you until they took him in. I think that is a fabulous gift you are giving them.

Terry said...

They'll love it Barb! It's beautiful! :0)

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

That was so sweet of those parents to take your son in. Unfortunately that has become rare now-a-days. I'm sure they will appreciate your gift and not notice any oops that you might see.

Hands Sew Full said...

Thanks for sharing that with us Barb, it is nice to know that good is still out there! They will treasure your gift. I am glad your son was not alone for those ten days.

Ann Marie said...

How wonderful. They might even keep it on the spare bed for all those that take refuge at their house.

Deanna said...

The kindness that still exists in this disturbing world amazes me. There is so much good. And how better to say thank you for kindness than with such a warming gift? Well done.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Your quilt is beautiful. These people will look at it and remember you every day and thank you for your thoughtfulness. I'm sure they have benefited from this event in ways we can't even imagine.

Pamela said...

Very heartwarming that they took your son in and made him feel welcome. Beautiful quilt!

julieQ said...

That quilt is just lovely! I am sorry that your son ran into that trouble...scary, huh!

kpaints said...

OMGosh that is so super BEAUTIFUL! They are going to be as thrilled as you were when they said they were taking him! The very BEST!

Judy said...

I am sure they will love it. Isn't nice to know there are some really wonderful people in this world.

Sandy said...

How beautiful...who wouldn't love it!!

Susan In Texas said...

It's just lovely, Barb. I think they will considered themselves amply repaid. I hope your son's housing situation has straightened itself out. Was he away at school or something? I remember they used to kick us out of the dorms over Christmas break, and too bad for you if you didn't have anywhere to go.

Happy quilting,
Susan in Texas

JustCindy said...

Barb, what a nice thing those people did for your son. I'm sure they will love the quilt.

onlymehere said...

It turned out beautiful and I'm sure they'll treasure it. Thank heavens for good people like those who took in your son. It sounds like he was in between apartments. I hope he's warm and cozy now and doing well. :)

Crispy said...

What wonderful people!!! They are going to love this quilt and will not even notice any bloopers since it was made with love and thanks :0)

Crispy

vivian said...

I'm glad they took him in-I know it made your Christmas! Beautiful quilt -I am sure they will cherish it!

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful quilt! And what a kind family to help your son out.

xo -El

SewCalGal said...

Oh Barb, my heart goes out to you as I'd worry too. But how thoughtful you are. What a beautiful quilt. I'm sure this family will treasure it always.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Barb, It is so nice to know that there are wonderful people out in our world. What a stunning job you did! They will love it forever!

Julia said...

It's beautiful Barb,what a really beautiful gesture to do to thank them for caring for your son.
OMG...the last thing a mother wants to hear is that her son is homeless..
Julia ♥

andsewon said...

What a lovely thank you to send to such deserving friends!
Hugs,
Lola

John'aLee said...

What a thoughtful thing for that family to do and what a thoughtful gift you are giving them!

quiltmom said...

Its a beautiful quilt for a thoughtful act of kindness. I am sure they are going to love your quilt and know how much that you appreciated their kindness towards your son.
Thanks for sharing your lovely story.
Regards,
Anna

Rhonda said...

Beautiful! I love your quilting on it. Glad your son was able to find a place to stay.

Scrappy quilter said...

What a wonderful way to say thank you for an act of kindness. Love the quilt!!

Susan Entwistle said...

What a lovely quilt, and a lovely gesture to repay their kindness.

Vivian said...

You're a generous soul, Barb, and giving the lovely quilt to your son's hosts is a wonderful thank you.

Joanne Lendaro said...

Love it, and they will too. I am sure he was a blessing for the short time they had with him!

Rumi said...

Lovely Barb! There truly are wonderful caring people out there despite what the evening news lead you to believe. And, how wonderful of you to make such a lovely gift.

Debi said...

Beautiful Barb, I am sure they will love it.

Jen said...

How sweet! On both sides. Good to hear there are still good people in this world!

Kim said...

I love this story and it's happy ending. This quilt is a heartfelt and beautiful gift. It's perfect. :-D

Carrie P. said...

It is a beautiful quilt and will make a lovely gift for such nice people.

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Barb, oh my goodness it turned out beautiful....

Caroline said...

That is a beautiful quilt! They will love it!! The quilting on it is astronomical. What is the name of the pattern or where would I be able to find it?

Linda said...

Oy, My momma heart skipped for a second, as I am sure yours did for much longer than a second! And my eyes started to water thinking of the helplessness you must have felt :( If only we could protect & provide for our children (no matter their age!) every second of every day for their lifetime!! I was thankful to read that things worked out, and worked out in a special way :) The quilt is beautiful! It would be hard to find words, and no extravagant gift would come close to thanking someone for protecting/providing for "one of ours", but a gift of warmth/love made from the heart... as their gift was to your son (and to you thru him)... now that's perfection ((((((((((((huge hugs!))))))))))))) I hope one day our children learn what it is like to wear your heart outside your body and remember to be thankful for the Momma's (parents) heart! :)