Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Dream is Coming True

I can't even begin to tell me what joy I feel...you all are beyond amazing. So far I have received 68 pillowcases...all are just wonderful...I had no idea there was so much patriotic fabric available...there have been some of the most amazing and inspirational notes included...some for me and some for Jami...I have shed immeasurable tears these past few weeks. Mostly tears of joy, for the way you
all embraced this project, opened your hearts to make this dream of mine come true. I will never, ever be able to thank you appropriately for all of your help. I know there are lots more on their way, I've gotten quite a few e-mails this weekend letting me know that they're on their way. My heart is truly singing. You all are amazing!

I'm going to see Jami on Thursday, I'm taking breakfast out to her house and we're going to have a girls morning. I'm going to take all the pillowcases I have with me...she is just going to thrilled. She has so idea what I've started and what you all have done...I only wish that all of you could be there with me on Thursday...and I know this is just the beginning. I know there are lots more pillowcases to come. I'm hoping to have them all in by August. I've also gotten quite a few more no-reply comments, so I haven't been able to send you my address...if you haven't heard from me please send me an e-mail at goodhomequiltco@aol.com and I'll get right back to you I promise.

Again, THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! You truly are making my dream come true...I am so grateful!

UPDATE...I'm heading out soon to see Jami...I have 87 pillowcases in my car...THANK YOU!
Posted by Picasa

25 comments:

Barb said...

That is so amazing....so glad everyone is responding so well....aren't bloggers wonderful?

Carol said...

How wonderful Carol. I still need to send mine, I'll be doing them soon.

Cheryl said...

So glad you are getting a great response. Please thank Jami for doing this for our wounded soldiers! She is a hero.

Betty Lou said...

Mailing mine tomorrow, that is if this storm doesn't have us all housebound. Hugs

Sue said...

Wow! This is really wonderful. Thank you for letting us all know in what we could help. What a privilege:)

Enjoy your Thursday with Jami:)

Hugs

Stitched With Prayer said...

Carol, You and Jami are doing the hard part. Thank you so much for that. God Bless...

LisaT said...

Awesome! Thanks for the update. I am so glad it is working out so well and youre getting so much support. What a great friend you are!

Tracy in TN said...

My group hasn't begun the project, but the young men have donated $ so the girls can sew. They jumped right in to the plan. Will let you know when they start!

Allie said...

That is so wonderful! There will be two coming from me, I got the fabric and will be sewing this coming weekend!

WoolenSails said...

That is wonderful, glad so many are helping.
I need to get going myself, I thought I would make a couple for me first to get some practice;)

Debbie

Stephanie said...

Bloggers have generous hearts. I have my fabric and you'll get the pillowcases before August. I have a very soft spot for military men and women.

Sharon said...

Mine went out in the mail on Saturday...and I found more fabric on Sunday. Hope I can make a few more for you and Jami. Give her a hug for me.

Loris said...

Good, fun news :-) I pulled out the fabrics yesterday to make a couple of cases so they'll be heading your way soon. I hope Jami is cheered by this surprise. Thank you for picking up her efforts.

Michelle said...

AWESOME! I hope to get mine in the mail soon.

I needed a smile today!!!

Sharon said...

Carol, I'm so happy your getting lots of pillow cases an at the same time I'm sorry I haven't sent you any. Are there any colors that we have to send? I have some made but there sorta girly???

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh, I do hope that these will make Jami smile - and brighten her day! It's so very sweet of you to do this Carol - and what pretty pillow cases. Will get to work on mine!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Mine will be coming soon. Just hunting down the perfect fabric for them!

JCnNC said...

I have seven more in the mail coming your way. I am still buying red, white and blue fabric, so maybe some more. Judy C in NC

Sheila said...

Just finished mine. It's in the squishy folder and I'll mail it this afternoon or in the morning. Thank you for this opportunity to help.

BunkHouseQuilts said...

It has been our privilege to share in this amazing endeavor.

Carrie P. said...

Carol, that is fabulous. Quilters are the best. I found some fabric as I traveled to California. I am going to try to get my pillow cases made next week.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and coming along on my trip.

Juliann said...

Wow - 87 pillowcase! I am making at least two this weekend and have asked my quilt group to consider making them when we go on our retreat the end of June.

Gmama Jane said...

I am sending an email and plan to make my pillowcase this week. I love participating in worthy causes. Quilters are the best people around!!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Michelle May (Shell) said...

I'm sending 4 to you today.
xx, shell

CountryMom said...

Just finished the baby quilt I was working on and presented it! Next in line are two pillowcases for this project!