Since November, 2012 I’ve been pouring my heart into the assembly and completion of two very special quilts. These two quilts were destined for victims of Hurricane Sandy. After spending so much time immersed in their presence I became quite attached. Sooner or later I knew we would part company.
Yesterday Was that Day
Not wanting to delay their match up with a well deserved recipient I carefully packaged them for their journey to the distribution center in New Jersey. Before sealing the shipping container I inserted a letter to each one of the future owners. In my letter I shared with them the details of their quilt as well as my hope for better days. With the letters safely tucked inside the plastic surrounding each quilt I closed the lid to the box then sealed it with tape.
One Last Journey
I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to share these two quilts with other fellow quilters. On several occasions they traveled with me to my quilt guild meetings. This trip however would be the last one they would make while under my care.
My hubby came with me to deliver them to our local shipper. After parking our vehicle I retrieved the package containing the two special quilts. I carried the box inside then placed it on the counter. I shared with the attendant the address of their destination then paid for their transportation. I was informed that the quilts would arrive in New Jersey on Thursday of this week. So that I could follow along with their progress I obtained a tracking number.
Once they arrive they will processed then scheduled for delivery to their new owner. How long that will take I do not know. Hopefully it won’t be long before they are cradled in the arms of their new owner.
One Last Look
Before packaging up the quilts I took one last photo. Here they are.
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