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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A Very Special Delivery


Mission accomplished!
My daughter and I delivered doggie quilts, etc.
to Second Chance Farm in Granbury, Texas
on Saturday afternoon.
Second Chance Farm has a storefront,
so we weren't actually able to 'go to the farm'.

We met up with the lovely Valerie,
and after telling our story,
began showing her what we brought
starting with the smaller items.


Here is a wallhanging,
donated by a sweet woman from Calgary, Alberta, Canada,
(no blog) called "Raining Cats and Dogs".

Valerie was beside herself.
But wait!


My daughter then pulled out sets of placemats,


and she couldn't believe it!


Next, we unveiled a wall hanging donated by sweet Tish
and she couldn't believe her eyes!


Out came a quilt.
Valerie was floored!


Here she is checking out the back.


Finally, the last quilt for today.
Valerie said, "Now, let me get this straight.
These doggies were made by people all over the world?"
She couldn't believe the generosity
of all you quilters!

A very special thank you to everyone who made this possible.
We couldn't have done it without you!

Thank you to my Quilty friend, Jill, for the use of her machine,
and to my other Quilty friend, Miss Susie,
for the opportunity to have a photo shoot on her beautiful property.
I spent one week with each of them.
We used to teach school together 27 years ago!
I moved away 20 years ago,
(my how time flies)
yet we still remain close.
I'm a lucky girl!

I have been working on doggie blocks
since the first week in December
and I'm ready for a break.
Time for a new project!

xo,
karen

34 comments:

Sandra :) said...

May I suggest ... CATS! ;) This is such a great post - I got tears in my eyes - such a sweet project for a very worthy cause :)

Raewyn said...

Absolutely Amazing and Wonderful, Karen!! What a great job you have done putting all our 'random' blocks together!! All the items, from placemats to quilts, are just great. So nice, too, that they were well received. You deserve an enormous pat on the back and a well deserved break from Doggie business :-) PS I love your Row by Row quilt on your previous post!

I am said...

Wow Karen what a heart warming post,everything is gorgeous,well done to everyone who helped xx

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

Congratulations on your wonderful achievement Karen, it sounds like it had quite an impact. You did great coordinating everything and all the hard work stitching those blocks into usable items. I am proud to call you friend. How lovely to have friendships which have stood the test of time, why should I be surprised, to know you is to love you. Enjoy your new project, whatever it will be.

Julie said...

So exciting! You are awesome for having the presence of mind to take pictures through the delivery. I loved being there, and thank you, thank you to everyone who spent time and emotional energy in your wonderful project. You are truly committed. Heart, mind, and soul. Hugs to you!

Karen said...

Like mother, like daughter; you two do so many good things. These are great pictures, Karen, we could feel Valerie's amazement. Well done! :)

FlourishingPalms said...

Thank you for sharing these pictures, Karen. But even bigger thanks for taking on this effort. Goodness, by comparison to all your work of putting together the blocks, making the quilt sandwich, quilting, binding, and delivering, the few blocks made by us were a small effort. Thank you SO much for making this something we can all share. Quilters are the best! And that especially applies to you and Kirsten!

Linda said...

Wow! Just the best! You must have been busting with quilty pride.

Sondra said...

How wonderful to take on such a project and see it come all the way through. I know she was blown away...l hope they make buku bucks for the shelter. You rock!!!

Needled Mom said...

Her expressions are priceless. Yes, you deserve a doggie break. Well done!

Louise said...

The look on Valerie's face is something every quilter can appreciate! So much surprise and happiness :) Congrats on wrestling this project to such a successful ending!

Lin said...

Great work Karen. xx

Ioleen said...

Very heart warming post. The looks from Valerie are priceless. I have a ton of cat fabric so I’m ready for the next venture.

Julie Cefalu said...

You and your daughter have brought a lot of joy to Second Chance Farm! I love the doggie placemats and those quilts are a treasure.

Sheila said...

I feel so blessed to have a friend like you who has worked so hard to achieve this amazing act of kindness . I know others helped in this process but it wouldn't have happened or finished without you and your generosity. It's wonderful all these items were so warmly received ❤❤

Judy said...

That's so neat that you did that and collected blocks from all over the world to do it! Great project with fun results.

sunny said...

Wow! How awesome. I'm sorry i missed out on this project. I'll be watching for the next one. WInk.....

Abby and Stephanie said...

Such generosity. The world needs more giving. :o) Can't wait to see your next project!

Fiona said...

I couldn't help tearing up in this post.... I think it was such a lovely gesture...
Hugz

kiwikid said...

Well done and congratulations Karen to you and your daughter, the wallhangings, place mats and quilts look fantastic. I hope you picked up poor Valerie off the floor!!!:-) Yep time to have a break from the dogs...what is next? So nice to hear you spent time with long standing friends, speaks volumes for the kind of person you are!!Have a great week.

Createology said...

Amazing efforts by you , your daughter and everyone involved with this precious project. You definitely deserve a break! Blessing Karen Dear...<3

Karen S said...

That is wonderful. How great to see all the wonderful work by so many being appreciated so much. Well done.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Everything turned out so cute!! Thanks to you guys for all your hard work, and for letting me play.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Wow the look on her face - this brought happy tears to my eyes!!! Well done!

Ann said...

Congratulations to you and your fellow makers. What a special gift for a worthy cause.

Maria said...

How wonderful to have sew many projects to donate. Thanks for all your work...Quilters are the best ....

Lesley said...

Congratulations on your fabulous project! Love seeing the pics. You had a great idea and took it from start to finish. Way to go!

Unknown said...

God will bless you both for all that you have done. Lovely items !

Susan said...

That had to be such a great day for you and for them! Thanks for sharing your pictures and the day of the gifting.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Thanks for organizing and quilting the blocks. Great that you were able to personally deliver.

Dar in Mo said...

The end results were wonderful for all your hard work. Such a fun project and well deserved.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

A great achievement to a worthy cause Karen. I am sure your daughter enjoyed the hand over too

Tish Stemple said...

Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with us! It was so much fun helping out with your project and glad I could help. I'm sure they were very happy to receive everything. I love our quilting community so much!

Sandra Walker said...

Not sure how I missed this post!!! I said out loud, "Hey! There's one of my blocks!" The top black and brown placemat is my 'Naala' dog for my darling Rottie who passed away since I sent those blocks, and I had no idea at the time of making she'd be gone so suddenly and soon....sniff...so it's very, I don't know, soothing? uplifting? sad? altogether to see her hands on it. Tish's quilt! The backings of them! All so wonderful; thank you for doing this and hope it raises a TON of money for the shelter.