My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Friday, June 28, 2013

You'll love this....

......as I sure do......
I wasn't going to share this just yet but it is too exciting not to!!
Look what my sneaky friends surprised me with at our sewing meet the other night......

Lots of closeups because why not....
 They fashioned it after this Gail Pan cushion I made earlier this year. Clever girls :-)
Naughty girls, I thought I had managed to fend off any thoughts of a special quilt.

Why? I have a special birthday coming up soon... I'm not talking about it.... suffice to say that for now.... I am still the younger side of-









-50
Thank you so much you lovely ladies. Did I say I love it?
I hope you have a lovely weekend,
Happy stitching :-)

33 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

How gorgeous.... lucky you!!!! Happy Special Birthday that you are not having Lol. I am NOT having one of those soon too. Big hugs x

Janet O. said...

What a super special surprise. They must think the world of you! That should make turning 50 worth it. My friends gave me black balloons! : )

Fiona said...

Oh it is gorgeous.... and happy birthday whenever it is... enjoy your special half century... it's great on the other side!!
Hugz

ms lottie said...

Lovely! Such nice friends you have to make you a quilt for no reason whatsoever! ;)

Susan said...

It's a beautiful and special gift. Happy Birthday for when it comes.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt is amazing, what a special gift. Love the tiny number, hope you have a lovely birthday.

sigisart said...

What a wunderful, beautiful and scecial gift. Awesome!!!! You have really lovely friends. And there is nothing to say about a "special" birthday, just that it feels good (my special one is also going to come quite soon ;-)))
Have a good time and until soon.
Hugs from Germany
sigisart

Sue W said...

What a beautiful gift from your sewing circle!
Birthdays are painful as you get older but remember it's just a number......as long as you're fit and well, who cares what that number is!

Sheila said...

Happy birthday #special , what a gorgeous gift , you have very special friends who know how to create a beautiful quilt ! It is so pretty !

Béa said...

Beautiful surprise and
JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE Raewyn <3

Tatkis said...

Adorable quilt - lucky you!
I'm sure you are about 35 :))

Hugs,
Tatyana

Maureen said...

Happy Birthday! What a beautiful quilt. You have great friends. 50 isn't so bad. I'm 52 and life is getting better in many ways.

retdairyqueen said...

That is so special You must be a special person for your friends to make someting like that for you
Happy Birthday that you are not having
All birthdays are special Some do not get to have them so Enjoy

marina said...

if having a special birthday means you get a gorgeous gift like that, I wouldn't shy away from it at all!
it's so beautiful and thoughtful.
Happy birthday for when you want to talk about it....xx

Narelle said...

How lucky to receive such a gorgeous quilt :o)

sunny said...

I'd turn 50 again if I could get a gift that awesome! My sister sent me flowers a few days before my 50th, to celebrate the last of my 40's. LOL!

Sharon said...

What wonderful friends! That is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift, even if you are not recognizing the birthday!

margaret said...

I am green with envy what a wonderful group of friends you must have and an amazing quilt which I am sure you will treasure.

Michelle said...

Happy Special birthday, I love the quilt also!!! They did great with the surprise!
Michelle

Deb said...

Such a beautiful gift for such a fabulous birthday Raewyn. It will always have a special place in your heart and even though you are whispering the number, I bet you will soon be shouting it because of this wonderful gift. Every year only gets better!

Leeanne said...

Teehee weren't we sneaky! Glad you love it, it was fun to be part of the celebrations.......so what's with the small, tiny.....can hardly see 50???? Say it loud, big & proud!

Julie said...

Hi Raewyn ... wishing you a very happy birthday - turning 50 is not too bad I have found :-)
That is one beautiful quilt - what a lovely surprise & what lovely friends you have. x0x

Suz said...

Where would we be without sneaky friends? Makes having those birthdays that sneak up on us much more bearable.

Rose Marie said...

What a delightful surprise and Happy 50th bd!!!!

MandaBurms said...

Just perfect! What lovely friends you have.
And A big happy birthday Are you going to celebrate BIG time?
Love Leanne

Kerry said...

Ditto to Leeannes comment!!! Friends are allowed to be sneaky and celebrate with you!! Hugs xx

Katie said...

I do love it! How lucky you are to have such wonderful friends. Happy Birthday! :-)

Sisbabestitches said...

Wonderful, wonderful, special quilt gift! Happy "count the number of years on the planet" for whenever it lands :) Does saying you will be 18,262 1/2 days old sound better? ;)

Vivian said...

Quilting friends, near and far, are the best friends of all. Your gift shows how truly appreciated you are. I saw that 50th birthday come and go way too many years ago. We may not like to see them come, but with our friends who make us smile, they're bearable.

Carrie P. said...

Happy Birthday! your friends surprised you with a lovely quilt.

Nicky said...

Amazing! And to think you thought you had talked them out of it...haha....
Hope you have a wonderful 50th, and enjoy your special quilt everyday!

The Knotty Lass said...

The quilt is beautiful. Very pretty embroidery! I know you are loving it. I'm laughing at the whole birthday thing. And I probably will keep laughing all the way until the 26th. Then it won't be funny at all. ROFL!

Josie said...

What a fabulous birthday present. It's gorgeous... and you already have a matching cushion... cool! Have a great BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY.. when it happens... or has it happened..? I'm having a big...big... one this year too... one which involves a free bus pass! I'm not talking about it either! ;o)