Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The secret is revealed!

Picture won't cooperate, and turn right side up when I import it. Sorry to make you turn your head!

Last night was a surprise birthday party for our friend, Linda G, who will be turning 50 in a couple weeks. The teapot block which I posted earlier was to be part of this special quilt. Each of us made a block to represent ourselves, and mine reflected my teapot collection. The surprise came off perfectly. She was totally surprised by the 50+ gifts, which were everything from funny to serious, and in the bottom of the box was the quilt. Linda was completely surprised by it all.

Marguerite did a fabulous job, as usual, in preparing the label. She was also our hostess for the big event. We carried in food, and as usual carried in so much that we had to carry it back out again! Everyone is a wonderful cook, so no one went hungry.
One recurring theme relates to frog boots. Marguerite had received a pair as a gift from her aunt, and was less than thrilled with them. As she was recounting this to us one evening, Linda piped up that she had always wanted a pair. Little time was lost as Marguerite passed along the gift to someone who would really appreciate them! Needless to say, since that event, there have been many references to the frog boots, including their image on the quilt. I happened to run across a pattern for a child's frog hat. I selected some chenille yarn, which is a bit soft for this use, but that just made it funnier.

Here's Laura, trying to keep a straight face, while poor Ed doesn't really know what's he will see when she turns around!
Next birthday event is for Marguerite . . . I mentioned that I have time to knit a hat for her, too. I got the same expression she wore previously when talking about the frog boots!
I'm sure lucky to have such wonderful friends.


Laura said...

Yes, we definately are lucky to have such a great bunch of friends!

Dawn said...

Oh I wish I could have been there. That frog hat is just too funny! Only Linda could pull it off like that!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Love the Singer and what a great gift, she would have felt very special, Tracey

Shelina said...

It is good to have good friends. That is a nice quilt and what a wonderful surprise!