Thank you to:
These 14 friends got together some ago, instigated by Tina, plotted and planned, and then all stitched upon this gift for me. All of their needles have been though this fabric. All of their hands have touched it. If the frogs have visited then all of their voices would have cursed over it 😀
The last name on the list Debbie, lives in Australia, and she had the piece framed and sent to me. She was originally going to visit and deliver in person, but my migraines precluded that 😦
I was originally going to put here a humorous anecdote about Debbie being mysterious about a parcel she was sending and the postal worker warning me the monitor box was too light and I should open it in the post office instead of taking it home in case parts are missing, but instead I will just copy a portion of the email I send to the above friends earlier this morning:
I really can’t believe all that time effort that you guys put into this for me. It’s beautiful and I love it. From the fabric and floss choices which appear to be Silkweavers Wandering Ivy (a favourite) and Vikki Clayton’s Dragon Hoard (did Karen pick that out?) the colours are so vibrant and so gorgeous!
It makes me smile every time I see it. I know I have lost touch with some of you and I would like to rectify that 🙂 and for those I still keep in regular contact with – thank you from the bottom of my heart! Thank you especially to Tina who I believe is the instigator of this caper? You minx you! And all of you for holding out on me – not one word out-of-place from anyone! I didn’t have a single inkling ….
We have hung it pride of place in the lounge room in line of sight from my usual spot so I can see it whatever I am doing. Thank you, you have brought portable sunshine into my home 🙂
Again I say thank you. I keep typing words down but they cannot express the “oh wow” I feel every time I see it or the warmth I feel for every one of you wonderful women. You have placed a permanent part of yourselves in my home and in my heart.