When I told this lady that I would do
these 4 quilts before Christmas,
I accepted the work because In this day and age it is scary to reject any work. What if no one else ever calls me to get another quilt quilted? Yikes! (That mantra seems like it is always going through my head! I mean they are always saying on the news the economy is tanking, certainly the quilters will be feeling it any day now and quit having their quilts quilted!)
Anyway, yesterday when she picked up number three, I was doubly glad that I had said yes to the quilting torture I endured the last 3 weeks. So with extra money in my pocket, and visions of more customers calling me through word of mouth, she said
"Thanks for doing this for me, your work is so beautiful, you're so talented, I'm sad."
My head whipped around, sad?, she sad she's sad?.
"I'm being deployed to Afghanistan in 2 months, so I won't be able to keep making quilts."
I looked at her and said, "Oh, but your babies will be sleeping every night with your arms around them
in these quilts!!"
They say every quilt has a story!
Pray that Maggie has a safe deployment and returns to her husband
and 4 babies.