Yesterday a very interesting e-mail arrived in my g-mail box! It was from someone I've never met but whom I had contact with about twenty years ago! I briefly mentioned her name in a post earlier this year, as she was the inspiration for a Bible quilt that I've made many, many times since she shared her patterns and ideas with me.
Sandra lived in Japan with her Japanese husband and family (she's now in the States) and after I contacted her and she sent me her Bible quilt patterns and class outlines we exchanged New Year's/Christmas cards for a couple of years but then lost track of each other. So I was very surprised to find an e-mail in the inbox yesterday with her name on it! She wrote that her daughter had been googling family names on the Internet and had come across Sandra's name on my blog! I'm sure that was a surprise for them all!
I'm so thrilled that she wrote (and very happy I gave proper acknowledgement for the Bible quilt!) and to hear that her patterns had actually been made into a book sometime after she gave them to me. Thanks to Sandra many of my friends and family have this quilt somewhere in their cupboards (most of them date back before digital cameras though so I don't have pictures.) I designed the New Testament part from Sandra's patterns but actually she originally had a bed sized quilt make of blocks from the Old and New Testament. My friend Noriko made the full sized quilt. (I never got that far.) Isn't it a beauty?
The world of Internet is amazing where we can come across people we thought we'd never see or hear from again. Has anyone else ever had any surprises through the Internet?