A very special gift – Part 2

I posted a sneak peek of this special quilt 10 days ago, but I couldn’t wait to show you the full quilt until I got back from Perth, so here it is.
Circle of Friends

This quilt is going to a very special person, Margaret, who is heading off to work in Africa, and we (four of her friends) wanted her to take a piece of us and Australia with her. She was very humbled and appreciative of our gift (there were tears of joy!!!!) and lots of hugs. Each one of us played a part in it’s making (not all of us were patchworkers) and without one another this quilt would not have come to being.

This is part of what our label on the quilt read (courtesy Fiona):

This friendship ring and quilt of gum symbolises the strong bond we share together. A bond from home that stretches to a place far away. May there be comfort found as you wrap yourself in this quilt; an expression of our outstretched arms and love. May the laughter, tears, creases and stains all become part of the journey of this your quilt.

We wish her safe travels and a journey full of blessings & love.

Happy 5th Birthday!

Today is a very special day as Petals & Patches celebrates it’s 5th Birthday! Yippee!!!!!

So you too can share in our celebrations, we are going to have a surprise giveaway. Now it’s a mystery, so there won’t be any hints given out. If you leave a comment on my blog over the next week, you will go in the running for this mystery gift.

I will choose a winner on the 5th October, so you’d better be in it, to win it!!!! I look forward to hearing from you. I’m off to light some birthday candles!!!!!! Hope you have a great week!Birthday Cake

Sneak Peek

Fly away homeLadybird, ladybirdJust thought I’d give you a peek at a project I’m working on for Creating Country Threads magazine. It won’t be out until early next year, so there will be a little wait though! So keep tuned in for some more projects that will be coming along the way.

In the meantime, happy stitching!

A very special gift

At last I’ve finally figured out how to do this all by myself.

I have a very special quilt that is going to a very special person that was made by a group of friends (including myself). However it is a surprise for her and she doesn’t know anything about it and won’t find out until next weekend, but I’m so excited that I just had to show you all a sneak peek. I will show a full picture of it after I return from a trip after the 5th October, so stay tuned. Hope this wets your appetite.
Sneak Peek