Monday, May 04, 2009

Unexpected

Remember this nice quilt from my Jewel Box Period of the Summer of '08? It has been languishing in a pile of flimsies waiting for the right recipient.

Today at school it was time to work on end-of-year plans. An administrator is leaving after more than fifteen years at the school and an appropriate send-off for her is being organized. A reception or a dinner, it seems. And a gift.

Out of the blue I asked about the budget for the gift. Because, unexpectedly, this quilt came to my mind when this lady was mentioned. I could see her liking it, snuggling under it on a day like today (more rain and even MORE rain Near Philadelphia), and remembering fondly her years at our school. And I like the idea of her snuggling under it. Or having a picnic on it. So I spoke to the right person and offered to tie it and bind it in time for the party.

And I'll be paid the amount of the gift budget! Me, who has never thought she would sell a quilt.


15 comments:

Loris said...

ooooo..lovely quilt! I want to make one :-)
What a nice idea for your co-worker. She will enjoy it. My DH and I received a little quilt made by a manager at the hospital we worked in before leaving southern California. It was a signature quilt so people signed the back of it. Literally kept me sane when starting a new job that seemed like I had entered the Twilight Zone. Wouldn't recommend letting people sign the back of this gorgeous quilt but it will convey some heartwarming blessings.

Marydon said...

What a generous thought & gift. Beautiful job done ... I am sure the recipient is going to be thrilled on a snuggly cool cold night.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Mimi said...

How wonderful for both you and the lucky woman receiving this gorgeous quilt.

It's nice to have a little stack of flimsies to choose from. I should maybe start that idea myself.

Hugs

JBH said...

Yes - it's a great quilt! I'm sure she will enjoy it. Your secret is safe with me:-)

Barb said...

Truly a wonderful gift, indeed she will love it and it will always have a special spot in her heart. You are very generous to think of this idea.

Gretchen said...

A lovely quilt!! I'm sure the recipient is going to cherish it. The colors are beautiful.

tami said...

Oh lucky her. I love that quilt. That will make a wonderful going away gift.

Lorraine said...

I hope when I leave my job that someone will give me a quilt as a "leaving" gift.....wonderful colours and I am sure it will be treasured....lucky lady....!

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anne bebbington said...

What a lovely gift - I remember your jewel box quilts and have long thought to do one and a leaders and enders project - I just need to get off my backside and cut some pieces to get started :o) no change there then!

*karendianne. said...

Well now, this is fantastic, Nancy! Always loved this quilt, too. She'll be so pleased.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It was meant to be!

Tanya said...

Oh, and that is such a lovely quilt! Yest I remember it from before and loved it then too. The colors sparkle but are elegant too. Your friend/coworker will feel blessed!

kimquiltz said...

Oooooo! MY kinda quilt, I love those colors.

Nicole said...

I made a Jewel Box quilt years ago, but yours is far prettier. That is a pattern worth making again! You are more than generous to give it away.

meggie said...

I came here from Quilting Bebbs. So glad I did! I love that quilt, & who would not be thrilled to recieve it!! You have really inspired me.