Aughhh, a fresh cup of coffee and a quiet Sunday morning is exactly what I needed as I take a break from my "back to school" start-up. Especially since I've been wanting to share this wonderful thing that happened to my husband last month! As a quilter, we are always creating, donating and giving. Yet, to be on the recipient side is well, odd. And yet, when my husband enthusiastically came home one day upon receiving this surprise honor below, I just had to share how much our gifts of heart really can touch others lives.
This quilt below is one of over 6,000 that have been gifted since 9/12/2001 to Active Duty Military, Returning Wounded and Honorably Discharged from all engagements and branches. My husband served four years in the Navy right out of high school. With everything going on in the news against police across the county, our local chapter of the Operation Quilts wanted to honor all our law enforcement people who are Veterans. As you can imagine, all were speechless, even my husband who said: "Val, even though we have quilts all over the house, just knowing the time you spend on your quilts, made it so very flattering to think of these women making a quilt just for me." He continued: "No offense babe, but this one is my most special." (No offense taken...lol!)
All the supplies for the organization's quilts are obtained from donations.
Quilts are lap size, measuring 36"x 47" and have a cozy flannel backing.
I just love this hobby of ours and realize we are so lucky to give others the quilty hugs we do!
Next theme coming up: HOUSES