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Friday, August 2, 2013

Rendered Speechless & FNWF

The next instalment in my on going Birthday celebrations. I warn you it is extremely photo heavy and extremely sentimental so don't say I didn't tell you!!! On Wednesday night I was excited to go and stitch with my lovely friends as it had been a few weeks between gatherings. We met at gorgeous Diane's house.
Turns out they had all been PLOTTING behind my back and the only one not going to the stitching gatherings was myself....sneaky possums!!! But I am getting ahead of myself.
The first surprise of the evening occurred when my best friend Ann casually walks in from her home up the North Coast about 2 hours drive away....
Much hugging and blubbing on my account I can tell you....see that bag I am carrying? Well as my Birthday is close to Christmas in July and I am a Christmasaholic, my Bestie gives me this gorgeous fellow...
This is the gorgeous card Ann made for me...she is a very clever Vegemite! I adore it! I also received a lovely Best Friend bead for my Pandora bracelet.....talk about spoilt rotten!! But it didn't stop there.....
Robyn M crocheted me the most beautiful scarf and Diane gave me some gorgeous bling to go with it. We all agree Diane has the most exquisite taste in anything she chooses or stitches!!
Now as if all that wasn't enough Theresa out did herself with a rinky dink homemade sponge cream cake. Oh My! Heaven!
I really was hoping for those firemen with all those candles lol and the girls were brave enough to give me a sharp knife..
Remember that parcel I showed you yesterday??? Well what was in it left me speechless (something that is very difficult to do to me)...
You see Diane, Monica, Theresa, Robyn P., Sue and Robyn M had gotten together and made me this absolutely beautiful quilt when we "Weren't" having our stitching gathering.
As you can see by my face I am amazed and completely blown away. The quilt was beautifully quilted by Monica and on the back is a gorgeous hand embroidered label worked by Robyn M.
The girls have since signed their names on the label.
The fabrics are so delicious and I shall treasure it forever....Thank you Beautiful friends xxxx

I have had sent to me by the girls some photos of the construction of the quilt so I am going to post about it at a later date because I just have to record their love and generosity.
If you think that this is the end of my Birthday ruination well NO! I have more gorgeousness to post about next time. Plus 3 more lovely packages arrived with the postie today.
Last but not least I am joining all my blogging friends over at Cheryll's for...
There 'will' be hand quilting and there 'will' be Tim Tams!!!!
Enjoy your weekend everyone and......I hope you enjoyed this epistle Robyn M....and I know what you are doing LOL!!!
Blessings Michelle xxx

31 comments:

  1. What a wonderful birthday surprise.

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  2. Friends and family, there is nothing better...glad you had a night to remember...

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  3. How wonderful to have your friends conspire to make such a beautiful quilt. Very special.

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  4. What a lovely surprise for you! but always remember the only way to have a friend is to be one,and you are very special to all your friends love! xx

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  5. Wonderful friends and wonderful gifts! The Santa is exquisite and that quilt is adorable! Yay you!

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  6. How lovely, and what great friends you have! You must be feeling thoroughly spoilt.

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  7. How blessed you are to have such wonderful friends, Michelle, that quilt is lovely!!!

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  8. Wow, you have very nice friends!
    That looks like a Jim Shore Santa and she gave you a bead, too....a very special friend indeed....and the quilt, I believe I would have cried.
    Mama Bear

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  9. Yes you do have some wonderful friends and what a surprise. Love the quilt and I am sure you will treasure it always. Hugs......

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  10. What a beautiful quilt your friends make for you.....
    Love the special Santa your friend bought for you....

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  11. That was a great birthday party for you,you have lovely friends. I love the Santa, he's gorgious. Enjoy your weekend

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  12. NOW THAT WAS A TRUE BIRTHDAY SUPRISE. YOU ARE NOW OFFICIAL ONE SPOILED LADY. LOVE LOVE LOVE THE QUILT AND SANTA.

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  13. What lots of wonderful birthday surprises. The Santa and your new quilt are gorgeous. xx

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  14. the quilt is just gorgeous... well done to all your friends and how special... the party just doesn't stop ....
    Hugz

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  15. how wonderful!
    love your santa, he will be a great additon to your Christmas decorating.
    Your quilt is fantastic and what a great surpise. The seem like really special ladies X
    I think you should enjoy all the extended festivities as long as you can expecially if they are like this post.

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  16. Im so happy and pleased that you've had all these wonderful surprises for such a special birthday.

    You-rendered speechless? I dont believe it for a minute! Do you have witnesses who can back your crazy assertion?

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  17. AND so well deserved too!
    HappY birthday again! :)

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  18. What a lovely surprise and so well deserved. Glad that you had such a great birthday week.

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  19. What a fabulous surprise. You friends really made your birthday special.

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  20. Happy Birthday, Michelle. What a wonderful time with family and friends, and beautiful gifts too. Happy memories of this special birthday.

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  21. What a special night my friend. Glad you enjoyed everything....you deserve all this spoiling.. Can't wait for your next instalment.. Catch up soon.

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  22. wow Michelle love your santa and your quilt,what wonderful gifts for a wonderful lady.xx

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  23. what a gorgeous quilt - and so full of lcoe & friendship. Love the Santa too..

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  24. Lots of wonderful goodies for your birthday. Any cake left.....it looks yummy!

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  25. How special!! I can see why you were (nearly) speechless. Beautiful quilt, beautiful gifts and beautiful friends. And so the party continues!!

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  26. What a wonderful surprise for you from your lovely friends , this has certainly been a memorable birthday ! Beautiful quilt!

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  27. Wonderful Birthday surprise!! I made that quilt about three years ago in oranges! I love that quilt pattern.

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  28. What an exciting night, Happy Birthday to you..... it looks like you Gals had a terrific time.

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  29. Such a beautiful friendship quilt! Congrats!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  30. What a wonderful surprise from some wonderful friends!!

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