Last night was our Quilting group (the Floosies) breakup for Christmas. We had a ball!It was presents all around, divine food, best friends, plenty of champagne, and LOTS of laughs!
Here we are at Ramona's home. Back row: Rosie, Melinda, Ramona, Helen. Front row: Linden, Gail, and me! (Missing from this photo: Julie, Bev, Jenny and Angela).
Here's me at Ramona's with my Christmas gifts from my best friend, Rosie (for a better look see melly and me December 8 post). A divine apron, coasters, Christmas hearts and a handbag that all match my house!!! I will be fab on Christmas Day!!!
Many of you know my friend Rosie Quinlan, we have been friends since high school (more than 20 years!) and we can finish each others sentences and fill out each others forms. We are close. This year we found out that Rosie had breast cancer which was a huge shock.
Being part of our quilting group has been more of a support than words could ever explain. We have cried together, cooked together, stitched together and through all that, laughed together. Rosie has often said that without our group she doesn't know how she would have got through it. This is the best thing about quilting and being part of a group, much more than actually making quilts.
Of course many of you out there in cyberspace have been a huge support too. One of the things that many of you have contributed to is a 'healing hearts' quilt for Rosie. Last night we presented all the blocks to Rosie which was of course quite emotional. She was incredibly touched by each individual block how much effort everyone had put in.
Thankyou to everyone who made a block. Our quilt group is going to all get together and stitch the blocks into a quilt for Rosie in the New Year. If you haven't made a block but would like to send me an email and I'll send you a note of guidelines to help you.
Christmas season wishes to you all my friends,
Leanne Beasley xxx