Thursday, July 05, 2007

Disaster Averted

Just in case you ever doubted, God/the Universe/Angels have their hands on the shoulders of fools and little children.
Like me - you figure which one I am :-)
The winner of the quilt was one of our patients, a tiny little lady of 80 some odd years who needs oxygen 24/7. She was so happy and so excited, and she used to be a quilter. Yes, you heard right. I offered to make her another one or re-make this one, and she said "You'll do no such thing. I can't see it anyway, and who's going to tell an old lady that her quilt is faded?" After we all stopped laughing, I gave her a big hug, and she happily took her quilt, and all's well that ends well.
Whew!!

12 comments:

dot said...

God was on your side. Lessons learned all around.

Pam said...

How wonderful for you and for her! Glad to hear she's happy with the quilt. It will keep her warm and comfy no matter what :))

JoAnna said...

Aww. How sweet! I think that little old ladies have the best outlooks on life - they "get" the important stuff and let go of everything else.

Very nice ending.

Marcie said...

That little lady has the right priorities! I am sure she will love having that quilt and loves you for making it! Very Sweet!

Ms. Jan said...

A quilter knows....better finished than perfect! I'll bet she never had a nice quilt that she didn't have to make for herself. What a sweet lady.
=)

Elaine Adair said...

An excellent outcome! I had been thinking of you and this predicament, and was wondering what could be done. All in all, it's a good lesson to all of us.

Great job! How lovely for the winner!

Pam said...

Hmmm...there may be more wisdom contained in her comment and actions than we will ever know...

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Quilting Pirate said...

ahhh, how wonderful! Glad to hear it turned out a-o-k!!

Leigh said...

That was wonderful. I totally agree with the motto better finished than perfect and I quilt by that now.

Kim said...

Oh good! I'm so glad! I saw you left a comment on my blog, so I had to come over here and see what happened with the quilt. I can imagine the relief was incredible! What a wonderful, gracious lady she is!

Pieces From Me said...

So glad it all worked out. I could feel your panic. Not a coincidence that the winner was a little old quilter lady....prayers answered!

Rosy said...

My heart just melts w/the wonderful ending to this chapter of your life!