Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hostess Day at WAQA & My Angel's Gift!

Wow ... I have lots to talk about today! Firstly, we had a wonderful, successful day at our guild's sewing day ... our group Creative Threads were hostesses for the day and it being Breast Cancer Research Month we went all out PINK! Gwen decorated all the tables with our beautiful native wildflowers, Geralton Wax. Barb popped a packet of bikkies on each table, so all in all it made it a bit of a special day for all members who did wear pink, too!

I have written previously about a great quilt our group has made ... at first the intention was for it to be donated to an individual as a Charity Quilt ... too many people thought we should raffle it ... left to right we have Louise, Carol and Gwen and ta da! ... the quilt. It is a big thrill to us all to raise $562, which will be donated to Breast Cancer Research. We also asked members to make 12" quilt blocks ... one of which Louise is holding ... and we received 86 ... lots of quilts to be made from these blocks!
A lovely surprise when I arrived home ... a parcel from my Stitchers' Angel ... DH and DD wanted met to rip it open there and then ... I guessed that it may be from my Angel and wanted to open it in my own quiet time! So much of my life is shared, there are some moments I like to keep special ... I guess we all have our funny little ways.
Here are my beautiful gifts from Helen ... thank you so much Helen, I just love them and so much thought and creativity have gone into each and every one. The pin cushion is based on a rose from the Scottish artist, Charles Renne Macintosh ... the needlecase is made from Welsh flannel (Helen's home country) ... the bag by Cinderberry Stitches! I'm thrilled!

It is great to know Kathie from Inspired By Antique Quilts is back in Blogland again ... such a wonderfully talented lady ... always nice to visit her blog ... do pop by!

Off to a sewing day again today ... it has been quiet for so long that it is a real buzz to do the girlie thing again ... enjoy your day everyone!

3 Lovely People said ...:

MYRA said...

What a wonderful day for you Lurline! Friends, sewing, quilting, and a package! What more could a gal want!?! 8-)
Happy stitchings!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Isn't pink perfect! Fun things and good things here.

em's scrapbag said...

What a wonderful day! I love that little pink quilt block. Congrats on raising so much money. Good for you. Love your little parcel. Especially the bag. Have a great day! Em