Monday, July 07, 2008

A "Brown" Box Wrapped In Love

Show & Tell for the week (check it out here).

Have you ever received a package totally unexpected? This arrived last Thursday... a "brown" box. You all know the significance we attach to anything "brown" in the mail when adopting :)
It was addressed to Alyzabeth An, c/o "Mom & Dad". So cute. Don't think for a moment that didn't take our breath away...

Pictured above is what we found inside our mystery brown box. Can you believe it?! We didn't. Couldn't! ISN'T IT BEAUTIFUL!!! And who would have a heart so big to share their time, talents and love all for Alyzabeth?? None other than PIPO. The dead give-a-way was the yellow duck found guarding the quilt from inside the box :)

The pictures below can not come close to doing justice in showing off this beautiful quilt but I had to share the detail work..... I spread it out on our pool table and stood on a stool to get the pictures. Honestly mom, I did it safely :)

Recognize the ducky? What a treat from such a special person who will now officially be known to Alyzabeth An as "Aunt PIPO" :) We hope C will approve. We know Alyzabeth will!!

So Thoughtful! So Beautuful!! So LOVING!!! Thank You - Thank You. How did we ever deserved such a gift? We cannot wait to see our Alyzabeth An snuggling under her quilt...

32 comments:

Briana's Mom said...

Wow - it is truly breathtaking!

kris said...

Oh MY GOSH... that is gorgeous!!

kimmons said...

What a wonderful surprise! It's so beautiful. What a great gift.

Here's hoping we get our referral in August!

Kim R. from "Caesar & Louie + 2" blog.
LID 1/27/06 as well!

Rhonda said...

That's stunning!

PIPO said...

I'm so happy you will enjoy the quilt with your little girl. It was a pleasure to create it for her.

You have always been at the ready with kind, supportive and non-judgmental words. You have survived this wait with such grace. I appreciate you.

I look so forward to 'meeting' your little girl soon!

Joannah said...

That's a wonderful gift from a wonderful friend!

Cora said...

Beautiful quilt!! What a wonerful surprize!!

Kelley said...

Wow!!! What a fantastic gift...so beautiful!!!

3D said...

An extraordinary gift from an extraordinary lady. Lovely!

Keep smilin!

Ruth & Brian said...

Alyson and Ford,
What an amazing gift of LOVE you received from PIPO! As a quilter myself, I know exactly what goes into one of those and it is truly an honor to be able to bring JOY to someone through the talents of a homemade quilt. May Alyzabeth An be so blessed by it as well as yourselves.

Hanging on until August - ugh!
Ruth
LID 1/27/06

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That is so beautiful...I could not think of two more deserving people!

Lisa

Michelle said...

Beautiful! Blogger friends are simply the best. It won't be long now until you are wrapping that quilt around your beautiful daughter!

Linda said...

What a Wonderful gift!!! The work and talent it took to make that gift of Love. No 2 people and Alyzabeth An deserve this gift more. You are always so positive and your bog is always so interesting. That PIPO is one special Lady.. Linda

Daniella said...

Absolutely spectacular

M3 said...

Oh my gosh, that is so beautiful (the quilt and the love that went into it). I'm all weepy here just looking at it (and not because I'm beaten down from the girls being sick - seriously).

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

holy cow.. see what happens when you get away from blogville for even a few days. 1st, I'm sorry the cut off was at day 25. That just sucks. I was so hoping this would be the referral month for you all. However, I'm certain as I'm sure you are too the next month brings pictures of your sweet girl.

That quilt... AWESOME! but then again how could it not be coming from PIPO. Isn't she just amazing!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

BEAUTIFUL...
Love it...
Great Surprise.. from a WONDERFUL lady..
Have a Great Week..

four2five said...

That PIPO is a sneaky one, hey!!! Absolutely stunning!

I have no doubt that Alyzabeth An will get hours and hours of cuddles from it!

amy said...

beautiful, i love boxes

OH MY #6 said...

stunning. That is an amazing gift as is the friendship of Pipo.I am sure you will cherish it.

Lea
xo

rubyiscoming said...

made me CRY - how lovely!!!!

Catherine said...

WOW!! What a beautiful gift from the heart!! Connie is one AMAZING gal and has a heart as big as they come!

Looking forward to seeing Alyzabeth with her quilt of love.

Eileen said...

Wow that is so beautiful!

Sandra said...

Wow, what a beautiful, amazing gift. PIPO is multi-talented!

Kelly & Sindy said...

All I can say is WOW!!! That is
one of the most beautiful quilts
I have ever seen! What an amazing
gift!!!

Wishing You All The Best!

Sindy

Bella's momma said...

WOW ~ that would take my breath away also!!!! Beautiful

Vivian M said...

What a beautiful gift from an even more beautiful person. Connie really amazes me!
And I think it would be cool for you to send her a picture of baby Aly wrapped up in that quilt!!

redmaryjanes said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Pipo is so thoughtful and I love the ducky. Come soon Alyzabeth. We are ready to see your face...

Just Me. said...

W.O.W.!!! beautiful!

Don and Be said...

The lantern pattern is just georgeous

a Tonggu Momma said...

What a wonderful, wonderful blessing!!! Pipo is a thoughtful and generous person.

Wendy said...

That is an incredibly beautiful quilt! She is quite talented. And your daughter will be truly blessed.