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Friday, October 28, 2011

When life throws you curves........

how wonderful to have friends like we have! Sarah sent me a couple of texts through the week to ask how things were going, whether DH was back at work, etc. Then she said that she and Razzy might come down to Burnie to go to our Spotlight on Friday [today] because they like it better than the Launceston one - well, I'm agreeable to that of course. So the visit was confirmed, I organised this for lunch
Apricot chicken risotto - made in my wonderful Thermomix

and here we all are, sitting at the table eating - seems like we do this a bit!!


DH came in for lunch and we all ate, chatted, etc then came the great reveal - our wonderful FIS group has been conniving together the make this absolutely fabulous stitched and pieced quilt for us. They are just so sneaky - and we love it!!!!!!!!!!
Just check this out!

All the verses are so full of love and warmth.

I am rarely speechless, but this time it was just amazing to be the recipient of such a beautiful gift, made with so much care and love by ladies from around our country - many of whom I have only "spoken" with on our blogs. To all of you, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart and Glenn's as well. We have had the best day and are so grateful to all of you for your friendship and support during the last couple of years - and some of you since I met you years ago when we met through the Craft Forum.

10 comments:

Annie said...

Wow, lots of love stitched into that one Vicki....its gorgeous...

FloS said...

Really, REALLY beautiful !!! You are lucky to have such friends !!
Don't worry ! I would like to show your bag to my Mum who is coming to my home this week end !! So I could send it Monday too !!!
A bientôt !
Florence

De said...

Such a pleasure to be able to do something for you both. xoxo

teresa said...

So glad you both loved it. I wish I could have been there when you received it xx

Chookyblue...... said...

so glad you loved it.......enjoy......it's a beautiful quilt..........one day we will meet in real life..........

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

I think we all felt so good, to be able to work together to make this for such a gorgeous couple, I feel so blessed to be in the group...xxx

Leanne said...

We are so happy be to able to take part in making something for you and Glen, we hope you like it.

Farmyard Crafts said...

Yippee!! You certainly know some sneaky people!! Glad that you both love it! We all enjoyed making it for you! :)

Pauline said...

what a lovely gift vic..they did a lovely job,,,cheers

Jan said...

So nice to be involved in a special project with (and for) special people! xxx to you and Glenn.