I think sometimes, my hubby wonders why I quilt...why I spent so much time and energy and effort...OK...and money, lol.
Well, there's a couple of reasons.
First of all, God created man/woman to be creative. God is creative and He created man in His image. Men build things; women decorate them. OK. I hope no one takes offense to that. I KNOW it's a GROSS over-generalization, but there is some truth to it.
Be that as it may, there's another reason that I quilt...and it's a big one.
I quilt because of the way that people feel when they receive a quilt. I quilt because giving someone a quilt is a way to give away a piece of myself.
I have made several dozen charity quilts since I started quilting and most times, I never saw the recipient of that quilt. I'll never have the opportunity to meet that person...never see their face when they receive that quilt. And that's okay with me because I do get to see some faces.
This is a picture of Alyssa wrapped in the Purple 1930s quilt that I was able to send her. She has a little sister who is ill, and since Alyssa was feeling a little left out, I felt compelled to send her a quilt. I was SO glad that I had just finished one!
Enjoy your quilt, Alyssa! And let that face be an encouragement to those of us who make charity quilts. This is what those faces look like when they're wrapped in the quilts that you all toil to make!
Life is good! Have a quilty day!