Monday, May 9, 2011

A Quilt from Joyce (part III)

A few months ago I asked my stepmom, Joyce, for a favor. She made us a beautiful quilt that we absolutely love, and it adorns our bed most of the time. However, I haven't been able to find pillow shams that look right with the color scheme. So I asked Joyce if, if she had some leftover fabric from when she made our quilt, if she thought she could make us a couple of pillow shams. She said that she'd have to look at how much fabric she had and see, since the fabric was specially dyed and she knew she wouldn't be able to find more.

Fast forward...months. I don't really remember how long ago I asked her if she could make us pillow shams, but after initially asking her I didn't hear anything from her. I figured that she didn't have enough fabric and while I was a little bummed, I knew there was nothing I could do about it.

A few weeks ago when I was talking to Shannon's mom she mentioned that Joyce had sent her a bag with a couple of books for Lane in it for them to bring when they came over. "How sweet," I thought.

And indeed, it was sweet. But what was even sweeter was that she had made us two pillow shams to match our quilt and wanted it to be a surprise. So she sent them to Alabama (not being willing to risk them getting lost [or stollen] in the mail) and my in-laws brought them with them.

Beautiful, no?

Thanks, Joyce, for the pillow shams! We love them and they look fantastic with the quilt!


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