by pennifold 07 Dec 2017

A big thankyou to Meg who came to my aid for some wording for our Priest's quilt.


I wrote to Kim and just got an answer this morning (time differences!!!) and she would have done it too. Martine also offered to help me but I wrote back to let her know that Meg was able to do it.

I'm off to Amy's today to help her get the house all neat and tidy for their visitor from England. Steve has had to drive down to Sydney this morning (2 hours plus at this time of the day) to collect his cousin Rachel. She is visiting Australia for the first time and on her own.

Here is the quilt that I've put together. Narelle, one of our parishioners, put all the fabric pieces together, then I quilted the 3 layers and put the binding on and now the quilt label. I can't wait to see Lu's (our Priest) face on Sunday morning. We have our new Priest starting next Wednesday and as I won't be here for the next 4 Sundays as we are overseas, I won't get to meet Greg new Priest). Love Chris
1. Quilt laid out on floor
2. The wording digitised by Meg - thanks, sewed out like a dream.
"When wrapped in this quilt think of those who will miss you love, Belmont North/Redhead Parish, December 2017"

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by robertahilde 09 Dec 2017

Top job!
I love everything about it, is a wonderful gift and will be treasured.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Dec 2017

Thanks so much Roberta, yes, it's always good to have something you can use. Love Chris

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by designgirl 09 Dec 2017

It is beautiful. Hugs Lynn

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Dec 2017

Thanks Lynn, we were pleased with it. Love Chris

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by grossfamilie 09 Dec 2017

How wonderful! I always admire quilts - sewn and embroidered so exactly. One day it may come true that I try one myself but so far I am still too busy with "sew repair work" for the family members but often take the liberty embroidering and sewing smaller projects.
This will be a wonderful memory for your priest and he will be wrapped in the love of his community. Wishing you a good day tomorrow when you all meet in church to give him the quilt.

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Dec 2017

Thanks Maria, but he is a SHE! She was absolutely thrilled with it as she is a cold frog and really feels the cool weather. We of course are in Summer time downunder! Any she loved it. Love Chris

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by kay4sparkle 09 Dec 2017

That is the sweetest thing I have ever seen! Love it! And such a comforting and love filled gift!

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pennifold by pennifold 09 Dec 2017

Thanks so much Kay and if I haven't welcomed you to Cute, a big Aussie welcome from me. Love Chris, Newcastle, Australia.

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by teun 08 Dec 2017

Tolle Decke

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Dec 2017

Thanks Lammie, I hope Lu loves it. Love Chris

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by pennyhal2 08 Dec 2017

I can see this project was down with great care and love. Fabulous!

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Dec 2017

Thanks, it was. Love Chris

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by sonjapotgieter 08 Dec 2017

Super gift and Quilt done!!Awesome

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Dec 2017

Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris

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by kustomkuddle 08 Dec 2017

It is beautiful. What a wonderful gift.

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Dec 2017

Thanks so much Debbie, I think so too. Love Chris

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by lidiad 08 Dec 2017

Great job, Chris! I love this quilt.
Hugs, Lidia

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Dec 2017

Thanks so much Lidia, I hope Lu does too. Love Chris

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by meganne edited 07 Dec 2017

Hmmmm? Not as good as it would have been if it was better.

But the quilt is fabulous!!!

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Dec 2017

What do you mean, it's perfect. It's much better in the flesh so to speak and the lettering looks fabulous. We had to use the red and the blue for the Knights colours!!!!!! Love Chris

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It's just something my ex always said to be funny. It too sounds better in the flesh. :-)

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by dragonflyer 07 Dec 2017

What a lovely remembrance for Lu....she will be thrilled to be sure...so glad that Meg was able to help you too....

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Dec 2017

Thanks Kim for your offer to help too. I so appreciate that we can ask for and get help on here so quickly. Meg is wonderful to help me out so willingly. Love Chris

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by graceandham 07 Dec 2017

A wonderful farewell gift that will be long remembered.

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Dec 2017

I hope so Betsey and as Lu is 74 and very little she feels the cold, so a quilt will be a perfect for her. Love Chris

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by crafter2243 Moderator 07 Dec 2017

Such a great job. The label is perfect. Cuties to the rescue. .

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Dec 2017

Thanks Angie, yes, they are the greatest! Love Chris

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by shirley124 07 Dec 2017

Great work. Lovely message. I am sure it will be well received. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 08 Dec 2017

Thanks Shirley, I hope so. Love Chris

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by queenofhearts 07 Dec 2017

A lovely gift of love.

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Dec 2017

I hope she likes it love Chris

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by mops Moderator 07 Dec 2017

Looks fab, Chris. I am sure Lu will love it. I liked the wording and Meg did a good job on it.
Removing the old tiles was a dusty business, I can write my name on every horizontal object :) - new plaster today, new tiles and necessary plumbing tomorrow and grouting on Monday.

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Dec 2017

Thanks Martine. I was thrilled to be able to get it finished in time too!!
I know what you mean about tile dust - we are having our whole upstairs bathroom removed and renovated in February! Love Chris

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by noah 07 Dec 2017

He will love it I do!!!hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 07 Dec 2017

Sorry Carolyn Lu is a female priest. Her name is short for Lucille. Love Chris

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