One year ago I was asked to make Christmas stockings for a family who had just adopted several older children.. I think it was three that they adopted, increasing their number of children from three to six. So I made 8 Christmas stockings for them, from fabric they had all chosen as their particular preferences, with one same fabric in each to show that they all belong together. That was a lot of fun to be a part of. I asked the mom if I could keep the scraps. She said sure.
My plan all along was to use the scraps for quilts for the same family. They didn't ask for quilts, but the "scraps" were so numerous that I knew I could get a couple of quilts made.
Recently they were completed, and I will soon mail them to the family. They will be totally surprised as they did not ask for quilts and are not expecting them. Wish I could be there to see their faces, but it's fun just to send a happy surprise like this and to be part of the celebrating that this family was able to expand their hearts and welcome in three more children.