The other day, a woman came into the shop and I sort of recognized her. She looked a little surprised and said "is this YOUR shop?" I told her it was, and she said "well you're the reason I'm knitting!"
Now it was my turn to look surprised. She proceeded to tell me that several years ago one of her sons was heading to Guatemala on a missions trip and I donated a bunch of baby quilts and little knitted hats to match for the orphanage down there. After seeing the impact it had on the people working there, she decided she needed to learn how to quilt. She said with a laugh "well THAT didn't work, so I took up knitting". Suddenly I felt like Mrs. McArthur It was really nice to know that something I did and had totally forgot about had made an impact on someone else. Quilting matters. Knitting matters. But most of all, giving of our time and talent matters.
I got some happy mail yesterday! These blocks arrived for my knitty quilt from Mary
I just love them. Thank you Mary!
They tie in perfectly with my block and I just can't wait to get this quilt together : )
I've got all kinds of words going through my head, but the wall in the shop where it will go is only so big. Once again I will have to demonstrate some self control..............
Have a lovely week end,