Good Morning and Welcome to my Atlantic Life in Hatteras 😊
So, yesterday I did promise I would tell you the story of the incredibly beautiful quilt I was sitting on in the posted pic.
My new quilt...
Last year, I had the great fortune to meet some of the most incredible women that attended the retreats at the inn. Several of the women had visited with us previously during the summer for vacations, and had returned to attend a retreat, and other ladies, were staying at the "Atlantic Inn" for the first time for their retreat.
On the first retreat, one of the attendees that had visited with us during the summer surprised JB and me with the most amazing gifts....Becky had created the most beautiful beaded pictures that matched the name/theme of our suites/rooms. I was completely in awe of the amount of time and attention to detail that Becky had lovingly put into this incredible project....and I felt truly blessed to have Becky as a friend. The pictures were awesome!!
"Seaside" photo taken on a table as where it is hung in the suite, the light was affecting the photo
"Windchaser" - which looks like my "Surf Pup" Bodie surfing in the wind
"Scotland" for our Ayr-Arran Suite (pic of Eilean Donan Castle near Dornie in Scotland)
All were named and signed by Becky😊
Last week, 3 ladies that had attended one of the retreats last year, returned to vacation together, including Becky. I was completely overwhelmed (yes there were lots of tears 🥰) when Terry and Mary Ellen arrived and gifted me an exquisite quilt....🎁
Mary Ellen, Pam and Terry
Incredible Detail, beautiful colors....and hidden dolphins!
Terry went on to tell me that the material backing was hand dyed in Bali and was entitled "Surf", and that she had bought the fabric 10 years ago!! She had kept it this long and had often wondered what she would do with it.....and, in Terry's own words - "and then there was you!" . In the beautiful card that accompanied the quilt the note began "To say our meeting was life changing is an understatement" and concluded with "Mary Ellen and I hope that you always think of us, and I will think of you as being "cozy"...Much Love, Terry and Mary Ellen".
The awesome card that went along with my quilt
The quilt is quite simply stunning....not only are the colors of the fabric beautiful, the binding was handsewn with love, and even has "hidden" dolphins sewn into it!!!!!
Terry names her quilts, and what else would she have called this one but...."Dancing Dolphins" 🐬🐬🐬, and before they left my beautiful quilt was officially named and signed 🥰