Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Beautiful Wish

I just started asking friends/family to contribute to our 100 Good Wishes Quilt. I'm kinda glad that I waited, because what I've inadvertantly done is save the very best for last. Honestly, I was a little worried that people would be too busy, feel overwhelmed by the request or threatened by the creative aspect of it. What a surprise it has been to receive some of the most heartfelt and beautiful wishes from our dear friends & family. Buttercup's future support system.

Today this came in the inter-office mail.

This fabric and wish are from a dear colleague of mine that encouraged me to consider China for a good handful of years before my heart was truly open to adoption. Her daughter, adopted from China back when the time between LID & Travel Arrangements, was weeks vs. months, is a sophomore in high school this year! She is beautiful, creative and very smart. Just like her Mama!

Take a closer look at this beautiful wish:

It reads: "May you always love China,
The beautiful country of your birth"

I'm pretty sure that she hand-painted the delicate cutout on the card. She also told me that the quilt square is real Chinese peasant fabric.

I am so very touched. And thankful to have such special people in my life.


M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Wow, that square and wish are absolutely gorgeous. What a special friend.

Connie said...

Beautious! That one deserves its very own page in the book.

Natalee said...

That is truly gorgeous! I'm headed to the fabric store this weekend to find something truly nice to add my wish to the 99 others.


Irena said...

Jeez! Wow. Gorgeous. REALLY puts mine to absolute shame. Forgive me. :-)

Laura said...

Wow! That is just beautiful! Buttercup is so blessed to have so many people care so much for her!

steph said...

That takes some patience. I think it's good practice for parenting! I'll stick with cake decorating for now, but should we choose to attempt what you are, I'll be asking for advice!

*I don't know anyone needing the meds. I would have a week or so ago! BTW, what state are you in?

Stacy said...

That wish and square is beautiful!

Kristin said...

Absolutely gorgeous... what a special quilt you are going to have!

Joannah said...

That's gorgeous! What a special keepsake.

Anonymous said...

Very pretty stuff. I like that.

I think I am going to hit up family when we get closer. They get confused easily.

Ryan and Heather said...

That is so beautiful, what an amazing gift to your daughter. What a lucky little girl, and a lucky Mama to have so much support and love during this process!

Tamara said...

What a fabulous wish and beautiful card- you must feel so loved!