Saturday, 29 October 2011

Friendship warms the heart

Yesterday, Roseanne and Myself headed off to Burnie to meet Christine for our secret mission!! You see, our dear friend Vicki and her Hubby have had a bit of a rough trot with the dreaded 'C' = cancer, and our online stitching Group (Friends In Stitching) decided to make them a friendship quilt. So, this past week, I have been 'sussing' out our Vicki, trying to find out if Glenn was going to be home so that we could surprise them both together with the quilt. I must say, she was not very informative!! We took the chance! I informed her we were coming up that way to Spotlight. We do however have a Spotlight in Launceston, but really, it doesn't compare to the Burnie one! Burnie is much tidier, and has nicer stuff! When she said 'great, I will meet you there, and I will ring Christine to see if she can come too!'.... We had already planned to meet Christine there lol.

OK, with coffee, then Spotlight, it was off to Vicki's place for lunch where she made us the most BEAUTIFUL Risotto! Really, really lovely! And, we were quite pleased as Glenn came home for lunch too!

So, it was the perfect time to share our secret..... The card sums up our friendship, and what we did:



Here is Roseanne presenting their gift to the very shocked couple:




The stitcheries we used were from Natalie Bird's From The Heart an Sweet Sentiments books.




Checking over it:



Perfect colours too as they both are Navy lovers!





There were 22 girls involved in making this quilt from Qld, NSW, Vic and Tassie! We all did a stitchery and a plain block, sent to NSW for Lynda to construct, then sent to me to quit. It was fun playing with block placements as I had not done it before! Then Roseanne did the binding and Jane made the label! Such an amazing job don't you think?! I have some other pics to show, some close ups that I will share tomorrow!

10 comments:

Deb said...

What a beautiful gesture for a beautiful quilt Sarah. True friendship in bloom.

shez said...

what a wonderful thing to do and i hope Glenn keeps well.ox

Maree: said...

I Agree what a Lovely Gift that they will Both Treasure...
Beautiful Quilt.
cheers

Fiona said...

It's a lovely quilt and a beautiful gesture of friendship.

Fee X

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for more pics.........wished we could have all been there........

Susan said...

Lovely work, and such a meaningful gift.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Thank you Sarah...I feel so proud to be apart of FIS...there is no better feeling than to bring a smile to a friends face...

Lib said...

Vicki and Glenn look so happy. What a beautiful gift.

Lynda said...

Vicki and Glenn are such lovely people - so happy I can call them my friends.

Vicki said...

Thank you to all our wonderful friends. We have been showing pictures off all weekend as we went to Launceston - even had comments from my friend Florence in Alsace, France - funny that she says "I know you love blue!" Wonder where she would have got that idea from???
Love and huge hugs to all of you,
Vicki and Glenn XXXXX