Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A GREAT BLOGVILLE THANK YOU and Pittie Pack Quilt Update

What's Her Name here- The DWM have graciously allowed me to actually post my thoughts on their blog!  (Yes, I do have them and yes, my mind is filled with blonde moments)  

THANK YOU for the KEY TO BLOGVILLE!  I am humbled by your generosity and love and overwhelmed with it. This is an honor beyond compare and I vow to live up to the trust and love that it entails.  I apologize for not posting about it sooner, as recognition is something that is new and unexpected.  Again, I thank you for this great honor.

NOW, the Pittie Pack Quilt.  Fabric has been pouring in from all over the world!  Mango sent his Relentlessly Huge sweatshirt and the mailman now has a hernia from lugging the box up our driveway!  Jazzi, Addy and their Mom sent a treasure trove of fabrics for the quilt, in addition to their blocks!  I will be posting these photos later today as well as the photos of the packages that arrived yesterday and today!  

The inspiration for this quilt was Twix, the Twixerrific, our beloved friend who is now  healthy and pain free, and waiting for all of us, at the Rainbow Bridge.  When I first learned of the devastating news from Blogville, my first reaction was to make something for Sandra.  The loss of her five babies just tore me up- she lost her five and I am owned by my five babies and the fear of losing them in one fell swoop just froze me in place.  I emailed my thoughts to the Furst Mom of Blogville, who encouraged me.  At first it was going to be a surprise, as I did not know Sandra nor follow her Pack at the time, but over the course of our email exchange that night, that quickly became a moot point. Then we both had the same idea- why not open it up to Blogville and ask for fabric squares to show the love and support so dearly needed by Sandra, her family, as well as for Brinks and Bella.  THAT is how the quilt idea was born.

A week or so after the appeal to Blogville for fabric, I received an email from a quilter who lives in Upstate New York, volunteering her time and talent to help make this quilt come true.  This wonderful woman reads many of our blogs and wanted to help, and had also wanted to make a quilt for Sandra, so when she saw our appeals, she asked if she could help.  I have not asked for permission to reveal her name, but once I have received her permission, I will do so, as she is also deserving of praise for her help.  She is a far more accomplished quilter than I, and will be doing the actual quilting on a long arm quilting machine for us.  If she were being paid, this would run easily to two hundred dollars, but she is donating her time for us.  Because of her skill level and the size of the quilt, I immediately accepted her offer and will be posting some of her finished works for all of you to see- they are simply fantastic.  I will be constructing the top and forwarding the top, backing and the batting to her to work her magic.  Once completed, the quilt will make its way to Sandra and her family.  

Next, Mayor Frankie and Ernie's Mom, the Furst Mom of Blogville-  without her, NONE of this is possible and her role needs to be properly and publicly acknowledged.  She holds our family together and is always there for all of us!  Thank you LANA!

Finally,  every single one of you in Blogville who gave of themselves for this quilt deserves my thanks and love.  Without you I would never have been able to get this quilt done, and without your encouragement , this quilt would never have been possible. 

And lastly, The White Dog Army and their family- back in November, when I first launched my Etsy shop, I was commissioned to make a large quilt for them, but not until after Christmas.  The fabric has been purchased, and I was due to start work on it after Christmas.  However, with the Fearless Five quilt, the WDA and their family told me to finish the Fearless Five quilt first and then work on theirs.  I actually thought that I could in fact keep to my original schedule, but due to the amount of fabric coming in, was unable to do so.  I asked and was granted an extension of time for their quilt and so, they too are deserving of your thanks.  

I thought that the full story of the quilt needed to be told- all of the praise that I read on this blog and on others has made me very happy, BUT not everyone involved was being acknowledged and that made me uncomfortable.  Now you know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

UPDATE- 1447 hours EST- The Rocky Creek Scotties have just emailed me to inform me that they have mailed a wonderful batting for the quilt!  Thank you.  



Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

THANK You WDA fur allowing WHN to work on the Memory Quilt AHEAD of your COMMISSIONED PIECE. THAT is most kind and generous of you.

AND.. to our SUPER SECRET follower who will be doing the quilting.. you are a blessing to the residents of is WHN. THANK YOU.. whoever you are.

PeeS... I was off my hill and to the Post Office today.. I'm just sayin!!!!

Scooter said...

Hey WHN!
Wow, thanks for the big update about the quilt. I know we are all anxious to see your finished masterpiece. How many more squares do you need?
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

GOOSE said...

Thank you again for all you are doing. And to all those who are helping. Makes it even more so the quilt of love.

3 doxies said...

Well, dis whole post made me has tears in my eyeballs. Not only your generosity but da generosity of da anonymous helper and da WDA...and batting too. It's great dat people can amaze me in todays world.
But still, bless you WHN furs tacklin' dis project. It's a beautiful thing.

Lana, I looooooves her. Her is pur rock at times too. I has adopted her you knows.


The Heartbeats said...

Thank you WHN! I LOVE quilts, in fact, I don't own blankets, we have quilts! There is something more comforting about a quilt...Maybe one day the dogs will stop ruining things and I will be able to afford one of your beautiful quilts! :-)

I am so excited about the finished project!

Mamma Heartbeat

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing the story Agnes! We are sure loving it!

A MilShelb Mom said...

Many many thanks to you and all of the people you mentioned that have made this possible. I am constantly amazed by the true "goodness" of people and furiends in blogville.
~Maggie (Milshelb's Mom)

Angels Amber and Max DaWeenie and Mom said...

We were so happy to read the story of the quilt and also wish to thank everyone involved. Blogville is the greatest place on Earth!

Berts Blog said...

Such amazing people. There is so much love in this quilt.

So much love.

The Ladies of Beaglebratz Manor said...

We Beaglebratz just got a minute butt we wanted tu let u no that our mom FINALLY got Angel Oreo's little cloth collar mailed a couple dayz ago so we hopez u git it soon an'can uze it. It wuz Angel Oreo'z Christmas collar that he wore only fer pikchufz - it iz all cloth an'duz not look like a regular collar. We shure hopez u can uze it.

An'thankx fer that wunnerful update - so much iz goin'on.
Shiloh'n Shasta

Nubbin' Tails said...

So my mom is a giant slacker! She's hoping that you'd be willing to take a piece if she mailed it on Monday! Just let us know!


Mr. Nubbin'

Nubbin' Tails said...

This may show up twice but I'm not sure it went the first time. So our mom is a bit of a slacker and she's hoping you'd still take a quilt piece if we mail it on Monday.

Just let us know!


Mr. Nubbin'

Maxmom said...

A gift of love to one of our own. Thank you to everyone who is making this happen. I am privileged to be part of this community.
Sending lotsaluv

♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

Thanks so much for this post. I cried reading it. Blogville and everyone involved with it are the greatest folks in the world. I just wish everybody could be here to share in the excitement when Sandra firt sees the quilty. I promise to take bunches of pictures.

Go Bless everyone involved in this.

Sarah, the Mommy

ThePainterPack said...

So nice to hear from the mom! We is all so thanful for what is being done for the Pittie Pack. And thankful for this community of furrie furiends!!

The Painter Pack

Unknown said...

Congrats on receiving the WELL DESERVED Key to Blogville. This is such a wonderful project, and we loved reading about some of the 'background' story

Road Dog Tales said...

This is such a wonderfully thoughtful project you and other Blogville residents have taken on! Love the story behind it! It's heartwarming to read about so many kind and generous people lending their time and talents! Looking forward to seeing the finished masterpiece!

The Road Dogs

Sagira said...

Congrats on your key to Blogville! I can't think of anymore more deserving than you.

I can't wait to see the finished product. That sure was nice of Cindy to volunteer to do the actual quilting on her big machine.

We just love Lana and the White Dog Army as well, both are SO sweet.