You never know what people will do with the files you create . This particular post really touched me. Sometimes my friends and family tease me about my files or the fact that a give them away for free but every once in a while I hear of something and I know why I give them away or why I spend time making them or posting them.
The cutting file community gives back so much more to me than you all can possibly imagine. On an email post last week I saw that someone had made up a memorial tile for a lost fire fighter using a cutting file I had made and posted ( Maltese Cross For Fireman Cutting File) and I was just so choked up and touched.
Nancy at Stony Hill blog made up a beautiful tile with this post:
….St. Anna Fire Dept. On Tuesday of this week the fire department responded to a dumpster fire. When the water hit the hot metal it exploded, killing 33 year old Steven Koeser, known to his fellow fire fighters as “Peanut”. 8 other members of this small rural volunteer fire department were also injured. They also lost a lot of their equipment. When I saw this file I thought it would make a nice 12×12 tile for the St. Anna Fire Department to have in “Peanuts” memory.
Here is a photo of the lovely tile she made: