Friday, December 31, 2010

God Wink

I think I got that phrase from the Couple's Who Pray Together" book/program. Its a phrase that expresses those times when things happen and you know that you know that you know...that God just winked at you.

Its a time when you feel blessed. Or a time you feel you have an answer - no question about it.

In December, Sew Mama, Sew hosted a give away week. Bloggers from all over offered up things to give away. Its a fun thing to participate in on all levels. And there are so many people out there that host a prize.

One such site is a quilting charity site. I clicked on the link and read about how they wanted to give away a quilt to a man that had not had a good year. All you had to do was leave a comment telling about the man and why he would be blessed by a handmade quilt.

Immediately a young man I know came to mind.

A young man that had a very hard year. A young man that is struggling. A young man that is blessed beyond measure....but just cannot see it. A young man making life hard on himself with his choices. A young man I hate to see take this hard road.

Well, I knew I couldn't give enough info to actually win the quilt for this young man, but I gave it a shot anyways. It was rather generic because I just don't want to air a young person's business like that.

A week later I got an email. My entry did not win.....but....another person contacted me that read my entry.

It seems this stuck with her for some reason. And so, she sent me an emailing telling me so....and asking if I would let her make a quilt for this young man.

(Just as a side....I am knee deep committed in a rather large project so I hadn't even thought of making him a quilt at this point. It wasn't until after the contest that I started thinking that this was a fantastic ideal and I needed to carve out the time to do it myself.)

God wink.

I was so delighted and amazed by the offer. I was going to set aside a project to work on one...or let it be next and it was stressing me out because I knew it wouldn't be real soon. And he has a December birthday so it would just be perfect if I could get it done that quick.

Back to the story...

I accepted the offer. So Kat asked me what kinds of things and colors the young man liked. I said I think blue is his favorite color and he loves being outdoors and fishing.

The next email I received from Kat had a few of the blocks she had already done THAT DAY. Oh my she is quick!!! And wouldn't you know, in her stash of extra fabric she guessed it...lots of blues and a nice piece with fish for the back.

God wink.

And don't you know that she had it done in a few days???

And its already been mailed???

And he will probably get it on his birthday???

God wink.

So a big shout out to Kat for her generosity.

And here's the pictures:


  1. Wonderful generosity. I've been amazed at how the blogging world of quilters have come along side others this year and given. It just blesses the socks right off of me.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. All the best to you in the New year. btw - beautiful quilts for 3 beautiful ladies that you gave for Christmas. Lovely!!

  2. Great story - I like the quilt and the colors. I also like the phrase 'God Wink' -- Happy New Year!

  3. LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER...and I still have 2 boxes of ribbon candy for when you need some...just let me know and I'll put them in the mail that day...or one for now and one for are so very very special! Thank you