I belong to a Yahoo quilt group with some of the most special ladies I have ever known. This group is appropriately named Friendship Block Swap. We do various block swaps throughout the year as well as activities like a Secret Santa gift exchange, etc. It's a very enjoyable group to belong to for many reasons.
One of the main reasons is the genuine friendship these ladies generously give. Keep in mind that not to many of us have ever met face-to-face; yet, for me, many of them are my most special friends. Every year we have a Signature Block Swap that I usually participate in. I signed up this year prior to finding out that I needed to have cervical spine surgery. Not knowing then how long I would need to recuperate, I thought I would have time to sew my blocks. Unfortunately, I was wrong about that and had to drop out of the swap.
Last week I got a package in the mail, and I couldn't figure out what it was. Then, I opened it and to my surprise were all of these beautiful quilt blocks signed by the maker. Together they make a striking quilt.
This is just one example of how kind and caring these ladies are. Even though I couldn't participate in the swap, they made blocks for me anyway and surprised me with them. When I opened the package and saw what they had made for me, it brought tears to my eyes. It's such a great feeling to know that in a world where there is so much fighting and hatred, that there is also kindness. I am very fortunate to have found this group of ladies and have made many special friendships. I am blessed.
Until next time . . .