Friday, September 17, 2010

From Donovan With Love

As promised yesterday, here is the story about one of my dearest treasures.  It was made for me by my 29 year old son Donovan for Christmas in 2002.  I was surprised and completely stunned!  I didn't even know he could sew.  He took one beginning quilt class and jumped right in with this quilt.  No nine patches for this guy!

First came the card.


Then the quilt. Five feet square, hand appliqued and machine quilted.
At this point I was trying to hold back the tears.


Then he showed me the label on the back and that's when I lost it.  Yep, alligator tears.


It is an amazing quilt from a truly remarkable man.
Thank you Donovan!

17 comments:

Kim Dellow said...

Wow, amazing work. Such a fabulous treasure. Kim

Barbara Jean said...

WOW! That is amazing! His first quilt ever?? And what a special gift for you.

Love everything here sweetie!!!
Be back soon.

hugs and blessings

barbara jean

OH, thanks for the mention in previous post! That was so nice of you!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is beautiful and means so much coming from your son. You are a lucky Mom!

Cindy Shea said...

Oh my goodness, my heart was so touched by this gesture of a son's love for his momma. For a man to take some time and effort to show love with a gift like this is an example for all sons in how to honor their mothers...truly beautiful and enjoying your new blog. :)

Charlotte said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of blogging! Your son sounds as special as mine! Hope to beome great friends. New follower.

Pat Winter said...

He made this in 2002? I would still be crying,LOL. Beautiful quilt, lucky mom,talented son.
Welcome to blogland.
Hugs..Pat

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Karen Sweetie...
Barbara Jean said to pop on over and share the love today with you. I love your blog and this quilt made by your precious son, Donovan, what a treasure. I love his label too. It is exceptional. So pretty. Nothing simple for him it appears, this is quite detailed. I wonder if he has been watching his Mom a little over the years??

I am Country Wings in Phoenix, your newest follower. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you follow as well. I love meeting new friends and I love sharing. Hope your weekend is a beautiful one sweet friend.

Country hugs, Sherry

Maureen said...

Wow! He did an amazing job! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree I guess.

Anonymous said...

That is truely amazing!!!!! Sarah

glor said...

There just aren't any words to express this, what a treasure. My goodness, your heart must have been ready to burst. What love. Have a wonderful day.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, this is the most amazing thing I have ever seen!!!
This week, I want to make a link to your blog because everyone should see this, for sure!!
I'm in tears too...this is spectacular!
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

That's really a great present - a treasure forever. We have the children that we deserve. It means you are a really wonderful mother:-)
welcome to the BlogLand! :-)

Michelle said...

Oh wow! I'll say Donovan jumped in with both feet. It's a spectacular quilt, and a perfect gift for his mom. Is he still quilting?

Welcome to the world of blogging!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Oh my ...your son is very special as is this quilt. I'd die if my daughter ever thought to do something so wonderful for me !

Thanks for sharing this treasure with us and thanks for popping over and joining FTF...come back and visit again sometime. It was lovely to "meet " you.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Hold back the tears is right! What a great gift and deserverdly, a "favorite thing." :)

Amanda said...

One of the many piece o cake quilts on my to do list. Amazing is it needle turn? what a fantastic first quilt and a treasure

Seams Inspired said...

Wow-oh-Wow! I can only imagine what his second quilt is going to look like. Fabulous favourite thing! :o) You are sure to treasure this always. Thanks for sharing. Happy FTF! :o) Larri at Seams Inspired