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Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Best Kind Of Secret Womens Business


Yesterday was the culmination of a week long 50th Birthday and my "besties" made me cry!  Here are the four out of five of them hiding behind their Secret Womens Business project - Michelle, Nicole, Helen and Jan (Marg was away teaching).



They made me a Quilt!!!!!



It is a little hard to see in the photo but they used all my favourite fabrics and sashed it with my favourite black paisley.  There are 5 stars sewn into the quilt, representing each treasured friend.



Marg made the label on the back and anyone who has seen Marg's work, knows how precise and perfect her stitching is.  The bow tie around the label is actual ribbon that has been painstakingly stitched down.  



This is my quilt's new home, a match made in heaven with my red leather couch.


Thank you everyone in Blogland for your warm birthday wishes, you all made my birthday special. 

Sue-Anne xxx

36 comments:

Stina said...

Ohhh... LOVE THE QUILT... what a wonderful birthday gift.. oh I can see your surprise opening up your gift...and the happiness..:o))
ANd I seem to have missed your birthday completely.. so Happy Birthday ( Belated..:o) or as we say in Swedish... Grattis på Födelsedagen!!! :o)
Take care and cuddle up in the red sofa with your quilt around you and just BE..:o) HUGS

pamina said...

Beauriful, beautiful gift, You will cherish it forever !

Shirley said...

How fantastic and only true friends know the way to your heart. I love the red sofa too. Glad you had a fantastic week. I think we should do as the Queen does and have a proper birthday and also have an unofficial birthday then the celebrations would last even longer.
Love Shirley.x

Kathie said...

oh how special, happy birthday.
I think it is wonderful that your friends made you a quilt
Kathie

Katrien said...

Lovely quilt you've got from your friends.

Notjustnat said...

Oh another birthday wishes to go with your gorgeous quilt. It looks great on your red couch! Enjoy your weekend - Hugs Nat

Kaaren said...

Happy birthday Sue-Ann!

What an amazing and heartfelt gift from your Friday gal-friends. The label says it all.

Enjoy it forever and many happy returns!

Lizzie said...

How special Sue-Anne, gorgeous friends, gorgeous quilt, lucky you....
Lizzie
xxx

Béa said...

What a beautiful birthday quilt & wonderful friends !

Suedio said...

That is one pretty special gift - I bet it brings a smile to your face each time you see it for a long time to come! How precious our special friends are and how wonderful when we know it!

Have a great weekend.

Regards, Sue

Daniëlle said...

You can sure call that a culmination!!!! Top shelf one!!! How lucky you are to have such dear and special friends who have made you this special quilt!!! Enjoy!!!!! Have a nice weekend, hugs, Daniëlle

Minka's Studio said...

Happy Birthday! What a great gift! It looks perfect on your couch.

ranette said...

The best present you can give a quilter is a quilt or at least that's what I think! It's just beautiful and you are very blessed with great friends! Oh and I love the red couch too!

Lori said...

Ah, the quilt is so sweet, the colors wonderful and what is better than such a thoughtful gift from friends? It's perfect in every way!!

Quilt Hollow said...

You my dear have some wonderful friends to have made you a quilt for your big special birthday!! Happy Birthday to you btw!! The friends...keepers!!

Brandie said...

What a lucky girl you are! How perfect!

Tineke said...

beautiful...a real treasure

julieQ said...

Happiest Birthday!! Mine is this month too...I just love that quilt! It is gorgeous on the outside and the inside is full of friendship and love!

Sue said...

Awww. Happy belated birthday to you! What a great year to celebrate. That quilt is so lovely and made with such love. What a treasure:)

Barb said...

How lovely for you!! It's a great quilt and I love how they did the label.
Your red couch is great too

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

What a beautiful gift..which looks superb on you red couch!!
Jane.

Denise in PA said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Sue-Anne! That is a beautiful quilt that I'm sure you will cherish o:) The label is awesome! And it looks just fantastic on that red couch! (That is one cool couch, by the way)

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG how lucky are you...........it is beautiful and goes perfectly with your lounge........

Susan In Texas said...

What a lovely quilt! I'm only a few months behind you; I'll be 50 in November. I would be thrilled to get such a wonderful gift from my friends. 8)

Susan in Texas

Terry said...

The Friday Girls sure are the best.
Again Happy 1/2c and the quilt has a stunning home.
Glad you had such a wonderful week.
Haveagoodweekend. Terry

Maree: said...

What a Lovely Surprise..Your New Quilt is just Gorgeous...
cheers

Janet said...

I bet you cried, what a special gift! Is that you holding the quilt, you look so young! Love the red couch and the quilt belongs on it for sure.

Karen said...

What a special quilt for a special birthday. Happy 50th. That is a very creative label on the back. And I like that the quilt has the five stars to represent your friends.

Leanne said...

What a lovely present. I am in love with that label. I am big on labels. Glad to see you had a great B/day.

Karen said...

Five very special ladies! A wonderful quilt and the label is beautiful and it does look perfect on your couch.

yvonne said...

Prachtige quilt is er voor jou gemaakt!!
en van harte gefeliciteerd met jou verjaardag . groetjes yvonne

jean said...

Sue-Anne how wonderful, love the girls choice of fabrics. You are obviously very derserving of this quilt. Enjoy

Annemieke said...

Sorry to be a little late but I didn't read blogs for some time, anyway: Happy birthday!! And how wonderfull your friends made you a quilt. That must be a very special present and It looks very good on your couch.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Peti said...

Happy Birthday, Sue Ann. You have some very special friends.

Annette said...

Wow, what awesome friends and an awesome quilt! Happy Birthday!!

Siobhan said...

Happy belated birthday, Sue-Anne!! What an amazing, beautiful gift. Lucky you! :)