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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Q is for QUANDARY/QUILTS/QUALITY


I had a list a mile long of "Q" words! "Quackers", which I have felt like lately! Going bonkers, quackers, it is all the same! I like to be treated like a Queen! Quartz, the second most abundant mineral  in the Earth's continental crust. Quarreling something I don't like at all! Quaint, another favorite of mine. I like simple things, old fashioned,  charming.  But I chose "Quandary"/Quilt/Quality.  The meaning  of  quandary is a dilemma,  an  unpleasant or an awkward situation.
I find myself in a quandary a lot of time. At work, in traffic, everywhere. So many rude and unkind people trying to upset my small slice of this big ole world!
But I truly wrote this post to make a bold statement. While I may often deal with unpleasant and rude people I have found that Anne Frank was right when she said "Despite everything I believe that people are really good at heart." I know this is true because yesterday I posted about a little girl dying from brain cancer. I received so much love and care from people I barely know, from those I have known for a long time and all the people in between. Praying. Quilting.Lending a helping hand. Marydon and Suzanne jumped right in to offer help with this quilting project. Sue offered her quilting expertise too. Everyone seemed to join together for this project. The quality of the people I know is overwhelmingly magnificent. I am so touched by the kindnesses of everyone here.  I know so many of you, then there are others I don't know. There are readers of this blog, there are friends and I can not begin to thank you enough for all the help you have given. I truly believe people are good at heart!
It made me realize how many decent, kind and caring people I know. I felt a little tug at my heart. I am sure it was C.C. our dear friend and late bloggy friend. She was a Sunbonnet Sue kinda gal and when we lost her in September 2010 I was devastated. But I felt her near my heart this week planning to help a family who may lose their little girl before we finish our project. But I think we have to complete the quilt. If there is nothing else that comes from this project the family will know a group of strangers took their daughter to heart and created something beautiful, and even if one thread of the quilt gives them one ounce of  peace and calmness in their difficult situation it will make all of us smile that we did a good job.
Now please visit Miss Jenny and join Alphabe Thursday and show us your "Q".

18 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Anne....such a wonderful thing your doing...I wish I was a quilter I would join in to help this little child...nothing is worse then a sick little one...and I have found that the ladies in Blogland are simply the best....I have never met such unselfish caring and giving people in my life....I am so happy I started blogging 4 years ago....my life has never been as satisfying.....Sue

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

That is so wonderful that people are pulling together to make this work!!

VBR said...

To quilt, to quack, what to do with the letter Q? You seem to have handle this quandry with quality and quickly too!

Denise said...

You are awesome.

NanaDiana said...

You are doing a wonderful thing here. You forgot QUICK!;>) xo Diana

Lavender Cottage said...

A heartwarming post and the quilt will become a real treasure for that family .

Jeanne said...

Good morning Anne, You are a wonderful giving person and I am proud to know you through blogging. I can only give you prayers and love for this project. I am taking quilt lessons and have not progressed very much.

Best wishes and blessings for the poor child who is so ill.

I hope you are feeling better.
Love, Jeanne

Theresa said...

What a wonderful project, I know the family will feel the love put into every thread! HUGS and PRAYERS!

Lola said...

Visiting from Mrs Matlock’s, did enjoy your *Q* post – such a worthy project.

Have a good Alphabe-Thursday and weekend too.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Anne you are so generous also and I knew that the ladies who quilt would come to help. I don't quilt but felt like I would love to add something to this project. So hard to be losing a child. I am praying for the family to have peace and feel the love of strangers who care. Hugs, Linda

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love your QUILT square...it's gorgeous!
Happy Q day!
Coralie

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

It's times like these that I really feel bad about my lack of creative ability.

I can, however, send my love and prayers and good thoughts...

xxoo,

RMW

anitamombanita said...

What a wonderful testament to the goodness of humanity. Blessings to you and those who are helping you, and especially to this sweet innocent child and her family.

Sue said...

Blogging has made me even more aware of people's goodness. I'm glad you have received so much support for your project!

=)

LV said...

Trust you are feeling better this week and things are going your way. Time takes care of a lot things for us. Take care.

Ames said...

Good for you! I'm a quilter too. I need to get back into it again. I hope my arthritis won't be a problem.
Great Q words and glad you are feeling better!~Ames

Sweet Tea said...

qaid and qat - my favorite "q" words, don't know what either one means but they are great Scrabble or Word w/friends words!

Jenny said...

Oh sweet Anne, I am so sorry I am so late reading this. I read in your later post that the sweet girl has since passed away.

Thank for sharing quite a touching post with us.

This was lovely.

And so are you.

A+