Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A special day for us :o)

I was going to show you what I’ve been up to for the past week or so … but thought I might share what I did yesterday with you all instead.

I belong to a quilting group – Star Sea Quilters – a great bunch of really wonderful ladies. Each year we have a chosen charity, and for 2011 it was Sinnamon Park Enhanced Care Respite centre. This is a place where disabled youngsters can go for a few days or so, so that their parents can ‘recharge their batteries’ so to speak. After meeting the staff and a couple of the guests it was plain to see that there’s a lot of love and deep friendship there, and we were so chuffed to be able to present quilts to the 11 young people who spend some time there. One of our members, Marilyn, embroidered their names on their particular quilts for them too :o). April 2011 051This was especially dear to our hearts as our President Karen’s son Sam was one of the recipients of the quilts :o).

Here’s the quilt that my friends Valerie and Lynn and I made for Helena … March 11 008It was a very special day for us :o).

15 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

That's lovely, Joy! What a great thing for you all to do together!

Jeni said...

What a lovely day ......you must have all had together......

Sheila said...

Such a wonderful reason to make a quilt , I am sure the young people who received them would be thrilled . Love the heart quilt.

RobynK said...

Just catching up and I see you've been doing 'bags' of sewing and this too! What a lovely thing to do with your friends :).

Fiona said...

THat is wonderful Joy - You have agorgeous heart girl.

Mwah XXXX Fee

teresa said...

How wonderful Joy. What a truly fulfilling thing to do and I know they are going to love their special quilts. You have such a big heart xx

Dawn said...

What a wonderful thing Ethel dear!... how generous of you to make those children smile and feel loved that little bit more...they will treasure those quilts. Well done to all the ladies. Makes quilting worth while.
Hugs Freda x x x

Allie said...

Oh darling girl you really do live up to your name - and spread joy wherever you go! What a lovely thing to do.

Maria said...

Nothing nicer than making a quilt for a special folk. I am sure they will love them.

Vicki ♥ said...

That is very special and what a beautiful quilt to treasure :) Fabulous ladies giving so generously :) hugs Vicki xxx

wonderwoman said...

what a lovely thing to do and such a beautiful quilt which i'm sure will be much loved!

xxx

Maree: said...

That is Truly the Best Gift Ever...Your Quilts will be Treasured & Loved...
It's a Great Feeling isn't it Joy.

Tess said...

What a great feeling to know you have put a smile in someone heart.
Makes our craft all the more special.

Susan said...

Its good to be able to do what we enjoy doing and share it with others. Well done to all the Star Sea Quilters

rosie said...

Thats a beautiful post Joy, giving quilts to the respite centre is such a wonderful idea...We should all be so generous...