Monday, March 11, 2013

A Barn Quilt for Me

Several months ago, after I posted this picture on my blog, Sarah Zimmerman commented that she thought my little barn needed a wooden "barn quilt" at the top. 
Over the weekend, a big square package arrived at my house with this inside!
 The 24 inch wooden quilt is perfectly painted in "my colors" and is gorgeous in every way!
 I get a lump in my throat every time I think about what a blessing has been bestowed on me by someone that I have never met in person. 
It came at a time when I really needed a boost of encouragement in my life.
This Missouri Star will always be a reminder to me of the enjoyment and friendships I have forged over the last 3 years of blogging. I can never thank you properly, Sarah, for your kindness.
One day, when the weather is warmer, I'll get my hubby to hang it on the little barn. For now, I plan to keep the barn quilt on my fireplace where I can look at it everyday!

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt and beautiful story. Thanks so much for sharing. Today I need more than a little lift, and this put a smile on m face. :)

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  2. I forgot to add.. your home looks gorgeous judging by this sneak peak! I LOVE your fireplace and mantel and the wooden quilt looks so at home there!

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  3. What a truly wonderful thing for Sarah to do! Our quilter friends are so generous! Lucky you!

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  4. What a truly generous and loving gift.

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  5. What a beautiful gift! I have been wanting to add a little barn quilt to our storage shed in the back yard. How special to receive this one in the mail.

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  6. I have goosebumps!! How lovely. It's so perfect for you, Carla.

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  7. It is so wonderful to hear these good stories when there is so much negative stuff out there. It is beautiful.

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  8. It looks perfect on the mantel!

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  9. Wonderful, wonderful! Isn't it great to know special people are out there to lift you up just when you need it!

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  10. How wonderful! My DH and I love to see barn quilts and want one for our 'barn.' This one is beautiful.

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  11. What a treasure you have in your friend, Sarah! I hope your Missouri Star brings you much joy and happiness every day!

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  12. Oh Carla! It all seems "bigger than life" here on your blog! As long as I've known you had a shed, I've had this to do...it was just a matter of time:) There were so many little details on my end that spoke that the time was now...enjoy! It really was, and is my pleasure!!

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  13. That is pretty darn cool! Your barn will look its best in its new spring outfit.

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  14. What a beautiful gesture and story! Wow. How neat. Someday, I will have a barn quilt. It would be hard for me to hang this out there, when it looks so good on the fireplace! ;-)

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