Monday, 17 August 2009

I am truly blessed by lovely ladies ♥

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!!

  Vicki opening present from Forum ladies (2)

(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.

Anyway…Sam made a huge quilt and Kaz Johnson quilted and bound it, (miss~nance)donated the backing fabric, and Geniene made a lovely label for it.

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.

Quilt made by the Forum Ladies for Vicki - me  16th August 2009 

Hugs to All……Vicki

16 lovely people said....:

clare's craftroom said...

You truly deserve that Vicki , thankyou for everything .

Sew Useful Designs said...

Aawwww Vicki! What a truly wonderful and thoughtful gesture. As the saying goes, What goes round comes around. You are a very special, kind and giving lady - and it is lovely that your friends show you how much they appreciate you! :-) What a lovely bunch of ladies!!!

You look SO happy sweetheart! It's great to see you out and about with a big smile on your face! :-) It's contageous!!! :-) :-)

Lots of love and hugs!
Vikki xoxoxoxo

Nancy in Norway said...

What a beautifull gift to receive. You are so lucky to have such great friends.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I am so happy for you!!! What a truly heart-felt and heart-made gift, Vicki! You deserve it are a true pearl - rare, beautiful, and worth more than you imagine to many people. {{{{hugs}}}}

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a very sweet thing for them to do! The quilt is beautiful, and I know you will treasure it always.

Funoldhag said...

Looks like you have some very special friends who think the world of you. What a lovely gift - I am sure you will treasure that forever. Enjoy!! Carol

Anonymous said...

Oh Vickie, you are so blessed, it is a beautiful quilt and I second what Jenny says about you being a true pearl. hugz xxx.

Ina said...

wow! the beauty and thoughtfulness of all those women will keep you warm all winter long! it might help your wrist mend quicker, too! ;0

Julia said...

I'm so happy for lovely and thoughtful of the ladies..The quilt is lovely.
Julia ♥

loulee said...

What a beautiful gift. Will you ever truly trust those ladies again! LOL

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vicki,
How wonderful for you. What a lovely gift to recieve.
These ladies must know what a special person you are!
Enjoy your new quilt.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely quilt. I didn't get a PM asking me to contribute a block, but I would have happily made one or two or more, as I really appreciate all that Vicki does. That's the nicest thing about belonging to the forum, all the lovely people you "meet"! Hugs, MeredithB

MissyMack said...

I love suprises! But more than that, I love suprising other people! And you were definately suprised Vicki! :D It was an honour to make and organise this quilt for you, and I hope you get many, many years of enjoyment from it. :)

Donnelly said...

What a lovely gift!
Have a great day.

Michell said...

Hi Vicki,
How wonderful for you. What a lovely gift to recieve.....
you truly deserve...

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