good mail day…


have you ever had one of those days where something extra special shows up in the mail just for you?  today was one of those days for mario, and it couldn’t have made him happier.  the story: when mario’s son (MJ3) was in basic training he became friends with a buddy jeff zimmer.  well throughout the endless hours spent together in basic training they had time to share life stories and get to know each other.  long story short turns out jeff’s mom mary was a scrapbooker and a fan of my products (small world isn’t it?) so when MJ3 told mario about mary, they became friends on facebook.  at MJ’s graduation from basic training we got to meet mary, along with jeff and his wife mandy.  they were awesome people and we’ve stayed in touch since then…

today mario received this quilt made by mary using my new fabrics (so cool) but more importantly a quilt to represent their son’s service and dedication.  it is such a wonderful and heartfelt creation and mario was absolutely thrilled to receive it.  the center of the quilt has an arizona map, accented by a black hawk helicopter (which MJ3 will someday pilot) and and american flag with the verse “may all roads lead you home”.  so you see in addition to being a scrapbooker mary is also a professional seamstress as well as owning her own wall decal business: a great impression.  just wanted to share a happy mail day with you guys, i’m sure you can understand why something this special would certainly make mario’s day…t!m

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248 Comments to “good mail day…”

  1. I have some Disney items you might like to have if I could have a mailing address.

  2. Di F says:

    Amazing, beautiful, and a lovely tale of lovely people!

  3. Beth W says:

    This one made me tear up. Praying they always come home.

  4. Deneen says:

    Beautiful quilt!!! What a great job she did on it! Off to check out her website.

  5. Stephanie Rodgers says:

    Of all the fabulous projects I’ve seen using your fabrics, this one, is by far, the best! What a beautiful keepsake for Mario!

  6. Carolyn says:

    Beautiful quilt.

  7. Maureen Chandler says:

    How amazing! This is a special treasure and a very touching gift! Thanks for sharing this wonderful quilt and story!

  8. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! What a wonderful gift of love from one family member to the ones HER loved one LOVES!! that’s what it’s ALL about. 😀

  9. Karin says:

    Oh Wow! How fab is that!

  10. Winnie says:

    What a beautiful quilt and a thoughtful gesture. I am sure it will be treasured. What talent Mary possesses!

  11. Sheryl Eb says:

    Beautiful quilt and fabulous gift. I’m sure he will treasure it always and remember the reasons for it and the love that went into it.

  12. Nancy B says:

    That is so sweet and that is an awesome quilt!

  13. Shirl Boughner says:

    what a lovely gift and the clock border is awesome. Such a wonderful gift from a gifted crafter.

  14. Brandy says:

    What an awesome quilt!

  15. Alexa says:

    Wow, what a beautiful work of art … and such a sweet gesture! Many thanks to all those in the US military and their families!

  16. OMG!! Small world is right!! To think we all need to remember we should always treat those around us with respect, because you NEVER know how it might make a difference in the life of someone around you!! LOVE that quilt and it holds such an AWESOME Place in your heart!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! 😉

  17. carrie says:

    Wow! What a fantastic meaningful gift! Love quilts.

  18. fora says:

    Tim/Mario thanks for sharing this story. The “may all roads lead you home” is such an important saying that I think it should be one of your future stamps.

  19. Sabine says:

    Wow, awesome! What a great and special gift!

  20. Rose Isch says:

    That is just awesome, When my son was in Iraq, some ladies in a quilt group made quilts for soldiers, and he received one, that meant so much to him.

  21. Linda H says:

    Very awesome quilt and friend!

  22. Mary Pendergrass says:

    What a wonderful quilt. I’m hoping to see the new fabrics in my area.

  23. Mary P says:

    Really beautiful – and I’m sure it took quite a lot of work!

  24. Absolutely stunning!!!! This is so so so special! What a fabulous lady!

  25. Karen Schaefer says:

    Definitely a good mail day! What a wonderful gift!

  26. Paulette says:

    What a beautiful keepsake Mary made for Mario, with your new fabrics. How fun is that!? Totally Awesome. I love how the clocks frame the whole thing. The flag and the map leading home are perfect. So cool with the helicopter too. I’m so curious about how she did the helicopter. LOL Isn’t it wonderful how you meet and bond with people who have a common interests with you. Thanks for sharing such happy mail.

  27. Rosetta Jenkins says:

    Tim, let Mario know that we all love him dearly and pray for his son’s continual wellbeing. That quilt sure is special. Mary is a very wonderful mother who is also taking care of others. I bow down to her. Way to go Mary!

  28. Mickie says:

    Beautifully done and such a beautiful gesture! I am sure you will treasure this.

  29. cindy says:

    what a thoughtful gift and such a beautiful quilt. I’m sure Mario will enjoy this for MANY years to come (great job Mary)!!

  30. Helen says:

    What a beautiful quilt!!

  31. stephanie johnson says:

    WOW!!! Great happy mail and so deserving!! Mario you must be so proud!! God Bless the USA and MJ3 may your journey be on angel wings!! Hugs, Stephie =D

  32. Annamarie says:

    WOW, what a beautiful, personal memento to be cherished for life.

  33. Selina McGinn says:

    What an amazing quilt and story. I read it this morning, but I didn’t have a chance to respond. However, it made my day.

  34. Dawaila says:

    Good things happen to good people! What a special gift!

  35. Tona says:

    Wow, what a treasure! A very thoughtful gift for a very thoughtful person.

  36. Robin Parker says:

    What a lovely tribute and a beautiful gift! You are all so lucky to have special friends…

    Our military is truly to be cherished….always!


  37. Sue Fraser says:

    Mario, the quilt is just beautiful, full of many treasures of the heart. It was such a wonderful gesture on Mary’s part; I know you will treasure it forever!

  38. georgia gibbons says:

    What a treasure and beautiful tribute to your son’s service. Thanks for sharing it.

  39. Nancy D. says:

    What an awesome heartfelt gift!…a beautiful treasure for sure!

  40. Linda K says:

    What a loving, caring gift. It could not have been sent to a more lovely person!

  41. Amber S says:

    What an amazingly personal and heartfelt gift to receive! That Mary is something special. 🙂

  42. AAAaawwwww!! That is such a sweet story!! What a wonderful mail day for Mario!! You are all very fortunate to know such an amazing woman!!

  43. Angele says:

    That’s the way to let your friends know you care, give them a special made blanket to hide in whenever you feel like it or need it! Mario your blessed with such a friend!

  44. Penny says:

    How wonderful. She had made someone very happy and a heartfelt feeling is always AWESOME! God Bless.

  45. Amy says:

    As a vet, spouse of vet , I appreciate this.

  46. Loraine says:

    Wow how beautiful!!

  47. Jani Howe says:

    Oh, Mario, now isn’t that a heart-stopping kind of gift? I’m so happy for you. Having that kind of friend in your life is a big ‘gift’. I know you will treasure it. And big hugs for Mario III for his service and dedication.

  48. Tasha Cosenza-Mechels says:

    The quilt is amazing. What a special gift of friendship and tribute to your son and all of those who have served this wonderful country we live in. xx

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