Signed, Sealed & Delivered

Stars for San Bruno #1
Stars for San Bruno #1

I went downstairs this morning to get some water before I started my day. I hadn’t see the mail from the day before and it was sitting on the dining room table. I glanced through it and noticed two handwritten enveloped addressed to me. I recognized the addresses as being from the recipients of the Stars for San Bruno quilts. My heart fluttered a bit.

I didn’t get a response to my emails and notes, so I didn’t want to say anything to you when I sent the quilts off last Friday (return receipt requested) in case they were not well received.

Crazy talk, I know. Sometimes I can’t help myself.


Stars for San Bruno #2
Stars for San Bruno #2

I was kind of afraid of what I would find when I read the notes, so I went and got ready for work and started my breakfast before I read them.

I really never know how people will respond.

Will they hate the look of the quilt?

Will they feel resentful because they feel obligated to me?

I rarely ever send anyone anything with the expectation of getting something back. The reviews I do for Lark Books I do as a service to YOU. When I send letters to my friends, I send them with a sense of joy in my heart that they will receive a handwritten letter they can enjoy.

Stars for San Bruno #3
Stars for San Bruno #3

There was no reason for me to be afraid. Their notes were grateful and heartfelt. They made me cry.

DH’s cousin writes:

“Words can’t express the feelings that T and I felt. Tears of happiness to know that so many wonderful people put their hearts and hands into such a beautiful quilt….

The quilt has lifted our spirits ~ we have a long healing process but this will help with the warm feeling and thoughts that were sent our way….we have another few months until all is done. Thanks again with much love  T & R.”

I am so pleased. I am pleased that the quilts were accepted with the spirit in which they were sent. I was pleased to get such heartfelt thank you notes. Those notes made all the difference.

Note to those who participated: I will scan the notes and send them off to you separately.


Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

5 thoughts on “Signed, Sealed & Delivered”

  1. I have a warm feeling in my heart! (It could be the heat outside but I don’t think so, in this case)
    I totally get where you’re coming from Jaye. You wonder if it will be ‘good enough’ and hope it doesn’t end up as a dog bed or worse. A handwritten note back to you though, takes effort and makes their heartfelt response all the more sweet!
    I may have made a couple blocks too, but truly YOU engineered it all. Yeah YOU!
    hugs too….just cuz I can

  2. Not only were the quilts well received but so are the countless heartfelt notes that you send out. I have been lucky enough to receive a few, which I treasure!

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