Yesterday (Sunday 16th August 2009) I went along to a ‘meet’ that the Craft Forum ladies had organised. It was at Sharlee52’s lovely home (I went in and met Sharon at her work last week) and Duchess picked me up because I couldn’t drive myself.
I have not met Duchess before but ‘know’ her from our chats on the forum. We arrived at Sharlee52’s home and in we went and there was TrishJ, Horseyprincess and Sharlee52’s friend Gina. I have met Trish before so it was great to see her again. Horseyprincess I hadn’t met but we have chatted on the forum too. It was lovely to put faces to ‘names’ and we all chatted about what women chat about and had show and tell and then Horseyprincess (Sam) brought out a huge parcel and gave it to me!!
(I had a bit of trouble opening it and so just ended up ripping it open)
Then Sam said that since February all the lovely ladies from the Craft Forum were all private messaged and asked if they wanted to contribute a block or two to go towards making a wall hanger or something for me in appreciation of all I do for running the Craft Forum.
Well 38 of the ladies all sent in blocks and Sam ended up with 173 blocks!!
After getting all of these blocks Sam sewed them together and as it was so huge there were some that were left over so these ones I will make into a couple of cushions.
As you would know I was totally flabbergasted and was completely blown away by everyone’s wonderful gestures and gorgeous blocks and I just love the quilt. It is one of my most prized possessions now.
All the ladies had to keep quiet about all of this on the forum and not one slipped up. How’s that for good secret keepers? They are all so proud they kept it from me and it was a total surprise. I thank all of you and I absolutely love my quilt.
Hugs to All……Vicki