Monday, April 5, 2010


yesterday was such a special day
Lyn and her little sister met me at my little sisters house and she presented me with the special quilts she had made for me
So many wonderful people contributed to the making of these quilts
Lyn knew my family were having a bad time and wanted to do something for me, so she put the call out for nine patch blocks
The response was overwhelming
I think many of you thought that Lyn and I had actually met in person ,but no, we formed a friendship through blogging
Such a caring supportive community Blogging has opened up a whole new world for me
We spent a lovely day and Lyn kept us entertained with her stoies
She was as special in person as I thought she would be
There have been so many people involved in this project My thanks to you all
Lyn has the story of the quilts journey on her blog
I felt so special yesterday
Thankyou Lyn, not only for the quilts but for your suppport and friendship

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I have such trouble photographing quilts


Anonymous said...

Hello Illene, such a lovely day we had yesterday...a memory to keep....we forged our friendship through a bond being mothers...even though we had not meet....thank you for respecting my wish...Hugs Lyn

Maria said...

Oh the quilts are just gorgeous. Lyn did a great job organising the collection of the patches and then having them make into such wonderful quilts. They are all lovely.Could not choose a favorite.

I agree I have found blogging such a great thing for me. Find there s always someone to chat to or read about what they are doing.

Big Hugz to you both and your families.

Ariane said...

Wow!! Such wonderful gifts for you and your family. It's so amazing the wonderful people we meet in blogland.

aubirdwoman said...

wow fabulous quilts, now the problem is.... which one will you cuddle under when you need hugs lol

Barb said...

wow...they turned out beautifully....I am so happy for you and I hope that things get better for you and your family

sharon said...

The quilts are all wonderful! Lyn and her helpers did a super job! It is so nice to see your pictures of the quilts arrival to your home. All the best to you and your family, Sharonj.

Simone de Klerk said...

I am so happy you had a wonderful day with Lyn and the sisters!
I read 'the making of' on Lyn's blog. An incredible journey. What an amazing person Lyn is!
I know you will find lots of support in these quilts.
I am happy for you and your family, Illene!

Vickie said...

wow oh wow so happy to here you and Lyn met and that you have the gorgeous quilts..smiling all the way,cheers Vickie

Jules said...

Truly a story which inspires - lovely outcome to cherish too - full of memories.

Sue-Anne said...

Sounds like you had the best day! And the quilts are beautiful! I am so happy for you, and what a wonderful friend you have found through blogging.

Terry said...

The quilts are so beautiful, just as I knew they'd be, and so full of love and caring for you. :0)

Laurie said...

Oh MY!! These are just beautiful!! I know you will be able to feel the love in them when you wrap yourselves in them! And I bet when Lorraine sees them she will jump for joy! I'm so glad that you were able to meet Lyn in person - isn't it great to finally meet a blogging friend?!! I'm so happy for you Illene and hope you will always remember the feelings of the day. A world full of love and caring for you are in these quilts!

Loralynn said...

The quilts turned out so wonderfully! I'm so glad that Lyn organized this and that I could be a small part of something that could bring you such joy. The blogging community really is a wonderful thing and now you can wrap yourself in a hug from your friends from all over the world!

Nanci said...

Oh Gosh! what a treat. I love the quilts. It wasn't hard to make a couple of blocks, but when all the combined blocks are together, truly a work of love
The finished products I'm sure are making you very happy.
Lovely, lovely of Lynn to put it all together. Hugs from all of us.

Micki said...

The quilts are just stunning, and how happy you must be with the finished products! It was such fun seeing it all!

Fiona said...

They are just lovely and obviously made with love for you.

Hugs - Fee XX

Lindi said...

Lyn has done a wonderful job, co-ordinating the quilts. So glad they brought you together in person. Hugs.

julieQ said...

Enjoy!!! I am so glad you like them...Lyn is a doll, just a wonderful person, and I am glad you two got to meet.

teresa said...

Illene, the quilts are beautiful. How special for you to meet Lyn and receive them in person. She has done such a wonderful, inspiring thing and the quilts will give you so much pleasure and love. Makes my heart skip a beat xx

Robyn said...

Illene, the quilts are indeed beautiful and so full of warmth and love for you and your daughter!!
Isn't the blogging world a wonderful one?! I too have now made and yes even met some lovely friends through blogging. We are blessed!

Thankyou for acknowledging me. It was and is truly my pleasure to be a part of your quilt/s.
hugs to you!!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, I am sure you are going to love them.
Take care.


julietk said...

How lovely :-)

Mem said...

Wow!! These quilts are so beutiful!!!
All the best to you end your family.

Polka Dot Daze said...

The quilts are beautiful :)