Thursday, October 7, 2010

Quilted Hugs

I've always suspected quilters to be incredibly warm, caring and generous people.

There are many charities which donate quilts to people who need a bit of cheering up and whenever someone requests blocks for a quilt they're making for a loved one in need, they often get enough to make multiple quilts.

Little did I know my Block Swap friends were conspiring to make ME a quilt!  It's the most thoughtful and caring gesture anyone has ever done for me and I've never had a quilt before!  It's the most beautiful wonderful gorgeous quilt I have ever seen.

The love and thought and talent that went into this quilt is amazing!  I've been blubbering all morning when ever I think of it!

It's called Quilted Hugs and most definitely feels like one!

I feel so loved and so undeserving to have such incredible friends.  Thank you so much to each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.

The culprits are:

Crafty Pug

You sneaky things!  You've very good at keeping a surprise under wraps!  I was so confused when the postie handed me this enormous parcel!

I was sure it was one of DH's ebay purchases so my confusion increased when I saw my name on the front.

It was followed by a moment of panic - have I mastered the talent of buying fabric in my sleep?  Did I buy stuff online in my drug induced stupor upon coming home from hospital?

The sender was Crafty Pug. Of course!  Silly me!  It's a swap block!  But...I'm not swapping in October...and why is it so BIG?

I opened it and my heart skipped a few beats, I eventually remembered to breathe.  Inside...was the biggest, pinkest hug anyone has ever given me!

There were also some lovely cards inside.  I feel very blessed.  Here are the piccies.  Click to get a close up!

And just to make it all the more special, today DH and I are celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary!


  1. thank you for such a gracious thank you ;-) LOL
    I enjoyed making up the heart block and Crafty Pug has done such a beautiful job in bringing this all together.
    wishing you happy anniversary, too!

  2. Wish I was there when you opened the parcel Alex. Only too happy to have participated. Crafty Pug did a great job putting our blocks together.
    Have a happy Anniverary

  3. can't believe its your anniversary too!!! we should have made one for your hubby! ;)
    thanks for being so generous with your words - we loved doing it

  4. I am so pleased that it has arrived all safe and sound. It was fun being sneaky and making the blocks for you. Happy Anniversary and give your DH a big warm quilted hugs from us too xx

  5. Hi Alex I am soo glad we could give you a quilted Hug I loved being in on the making of your quilt
    hugs Beth

  6. I wish I had known about it - I would have done a block as well. A very worthy reipient! Hope you're on the way up. xox

  7. Beautiful quilt, beautiful gesture, beautiful friends! Warmed my heart to read it and see it.