Don't let the difficulties of the present moments overshadow the reality of God's promises. God's promises still stand. And God's promises are stronger than our failures.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Two Generous Hearts

Some time ago I commented on one of my posts that I loved the look of the white pumpkins I was seeing on many of your blogs but couldn't find any here. Oh I found two at Dollar Tree but they were both scraped and gouged and the spots were too big to hide. I thought nothing more about it. Saturday, to my surprise, I got a package in the mail from Lori at Mountain Woman at Heart. Lori and I have commented on each other's blog since I started posting in April. We've e-mailed and prayed for each other for various matters. Lori is one of those people who pays attention - she saw these pumpkins, remembered I wanted some, bought them and mailed them to me! How thoughtful is that? She included in her package this little notebook that is the perfect size to carry in my purse. She made the cover so when I use all the pages I can just replace the notepad. Lori, I thank you more than I can say, not just for the gifts but also for your thoughtfulness and your friendship.

Julie at Through the Barn Door decided to participate in a Pay It Forward exchange some time ago. The PIF exchange is an opportunity to spread a little good will to others you meet on your blog. She sent me this quilt on Friday as her part of this exchange. Julie calls herself a novice machine quilter but ya'll, she's no novice! Look at the detail in that quilting. Not only is the quilting wonderful but her color selection was perfect. I have two chairs in my living room that are almost this exact shade of green. I'm not sure how she did that since she's in California and I'm in Arkansas, but she did! Julie I will treasure this quilt as I treasure your generous heart.
From Lori in Illinois and Julie in California to me in Arkansas love shared is love spread. And love spread makes this a better world. Thank you.

24 comments:

Twisted Fencepost said...

You lucked out!
You are so loved!
And I am so jealous! tee hee

Milah said...

Well how about that!

Please tell Julie and Lori to feel free to swing over to my blog any time!! LOL

sMC said...

love the white pumpkins. As for the quilt it is fantastic.

Amelia said...

Blessings from two bloggers..wonderful, isn't it?

The start of this week has been great...enjoy the rest too.

Salem Stitcher said...

How wonderful is that! The quilt is beautiful.

Michelle said...

You are loved, and you are right..love shared is love spread. Your quilt and the notebook are both beautiful, and so are the people who sent them.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Marlene, I have to catch up on your blogging and from the little bit I read, it's a lot. I found myself really missing pulling up your post. Beautiful work done for a special person, they are so many thoughtful people in this world, that is what needs to be on the news....
Hugs and I need to read more post. The story you had printed in the book is so heartwarming. My grandma would probably pass out if she saw all the fabric I have. Grandpa would go to dumps and get clothes for her to use in her quilts.
Bonnie

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Boy I need to proof read before I hit that button.
Blessings,
Bonnie

Connie W said...

How wonderfully nice these friends have been to you. That is a lovely quilt!

Heather said...

What sweet friends! And very talented friends!!

Raquel said...

That quilt is beautiful! Just now catching up on my blogs. Hope you have a great week. Much love, Raquel XO

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Marlene,

Those gifts are simply precious!!! You are a sweet blogger who deserves those sweet gifts!

Grammy Staffy said...

Your sweet blog friends put me to shame. They take time to do wonderful, thoughtful and generous things while I can barely keep up with making comment. How nice for you.

I bet you are smiling all day long. Hugs, Lura

Vicky said...

Thoughtful people make me feel so inadequate...You are blessed to have a such a great family of friends.

Enjoy, Vicky

Living on the Spit said...

That is a beautiful quilt...really nice gift and super special.

You are blessed.


Marlene

Marie said...

What a blessing to be so loved by your friends. I know the feeling well as I am thus blessed also. Lovely quilt and wonderful pumpkins! XXOO

osagebluffquilter said...

You are one lucky blogger! You go girl.
Osagebluffquilter

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Tha was very nice to receive a package filled with goodies.That quilt is just divine :)Andrea

Dandelion Quilts said...

What nice treasures! :) Don't you love GOOD mail?

judicreations said...

Oh my goodness they truly are beautiful gifts. How truly fortunate you are to have met these lovely ladies on their blogs.
hope you have had a good day
Judi

sister sheri said...

Marlene - what a great idea to pay it forward! That quilt is just beautiful! And how thoughtful about the pumpkins!

Molly said...

Lovely friends and a beautiful quilt! I understand the mailman will be bringing you a package all the way from Australia soon? be sure to post a pic!

Molly said...

Lovely friends and a beautiful quilt! I understand the mailman will be bringing you a package all the way from Australia soon? be sure to post a pic!

Marilyn R said...

What beautiful gifts and thoughtful friends!