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Thread: I must be doing something right...

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    Junior Member bettyjo's Avatar
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    I work weekends at the front desk at a Rehab hospital for people who have strokes, amputees, etc.. not drugs and such.. Because I am there to greet visitors, tell them where they need to go and to answer the phone, I have free time and I hand quilt or embroidery. Most of the patients are elderly and the guys tell me they remember their mom quilting and many of the women have quilted and embroideried too. Last Sunday was my day!! One visitor that I had helped the patient get in and settled, brought me the last (probably 15 yards) of a nice white cotton fabric they had used for table cloths at a wedding. A patient brought me two pillow cases she had embroideried. (beautiful flowers!!) and the last was a visitor that I comment on his tie.. it was woven with small squares on point of purple, blue, black and gray in rows... with a solid line diagonal every 6th row. He saw the quilt I was working on and told me how much he admired women who did such.. He remembered how hard his grandmother worked and quilted..... He told me when he got tired of the tie, he would give it to me.. As he started out.. he turned... removed his tie & gave it to me!!! now to take it to the fabric store and match colors!!!

    colors much prettier on tie than in photo
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    You lucky girl! See karma is a good thing! Keep up the great work!

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    See you're absolutely brightening peoples day when you greet them. Making a big difference for them.
    Enjoy your treats :)

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    WOW, I'll say it was your day!

    Be sure to show us the colors you choose for this quilt, it will be beautiful. :D

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    Aaaaa...there are some really kind people in this world. :-)

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    Sweet! So wonderful to be one both ends,giving and receiving..!

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    Because you are so nice to them, this is their way of saying THANK YOU ! Good for you . Can't wait to see what you come up with for the tie :lol:

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    What a caring and beautiful person you are! I can't wait to see the interpretation of a quilt on the tie!!

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    You are my hero. It's great that you are able to be a bright spot in someone's day & I really admire the work you do for others!! Sometimes the world can seem very callous and people can recognize true compassion and caring when they see it. This is their way of saying thank you. And I bet if asked they will tell you that they came out ahead. God bless you!

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    I totally agree with Tiffany. What goes around comes around, and you clearly have given the gift of yourself.

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    What a great story and a good idea for inspiration. I will have to look more closely at ties for pattern ideas and color combinations.

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    That is wonderful!

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    That is so sweet ... you are definitely being blessed for what you do :D

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    What are you going to do with the tie? Some fabric in tie are prettier on the back side than the front. When you open it up, you will find a very unusual pattern/texture to the back side of the fabric too...try to incorporate some of that in your project.

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    how cool is that!

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    [quote=bettyjo]I work weekends at the front desk at a Rehab hospital for people who have strokes, amputees, etc

    Betty What a rewarding day. I applaud you the work you do. God is blessing you every day and this day you just got to see the blessings.

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    How wonderful.

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    wow ya'll are so nice to me.. I am blushing. hmm looking in mirror, that is a pretty pink.. think I can match it at store??? lol I see quilts and quilt material in everything but the casserole I cooked for supper.. it was YUCKY and half burnt cause I was sewing!!
    PS.. I am nice to people cause I like them!! Momma taught me to be nice and I would see so much good in the world.. be a snit and that is all you would see in the world.. well snit is not the word she used but this is G rated..

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    You must really be able to touch people. Obviously in the perfect job. That was your lucky day. You got back a bit of the caring you give out.

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    That tie is beautiful.

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    When you are nice, blessing flow.

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    A nice blessing for a nice person!! Good for you.

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    Ok, so now after you've used the tie pattern for inspiration for your quilt are you going to collect a pile of ties and make a tie-quilt?

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    Lovely story, and beautiful colors.

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    so wonderful

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