Not being a preacher - I wanted to show you the "blessings" that have accumulated here. When we first started this project, I made up a simple Quilt Pattern(the Not So Top Secret Quilt) that I could teach to the ladies here, and in my guild, and to my own children. My oldest son thought I should put it on the web, and see if we could entice anyone to make it as a Quilt of Valor. We thought - oh wouldn't that be cool to get 20 or 25 more quilts for the soldiers. As a matter of fact our hope was 100, our common sense told us 45... ( including the local ladies) - not one of us ever thought over 400 quilts!! And this is a Blessing... so every day I get to count your blessing to the soldiers as a blessing to me too.... I know a lot of words for a little thought! Anyways - this top picture is the quilts washed, labeled, and ready to go. This is 435 quilts - Some are still being washed and labeled in other piles - and a lot more have been added since I took the picture.
The next picture of the boxes is what I get to open this afternoon.... its like a party!
The next Three Quilts of Valor are from Marge in Indiana. They are spectacular! Really - it was so cool to have all three of them out at the same time! Marge - Thank you SO much for sending these!
Well - its off to go open those boxes.... its great to be me!
See ya Soon!