Monday, October 25, 2010

Blogtoberfest Day 25 - Milly's Surprise.

I originally planned to give Milly this quilt at the end of the month as it is her 6th birthday on the 1st. But...... I finished sewing down the binding last night and thought it would be a nicer idea to just place it over her as she slept so in the morning she gets the surprise of being under her new quilt! I had been sewing on the binding for the last week in secrecy every evening while the girls were asleep, so she had no idea it was getting close to being finished. So that's what I did. This morning I was woken by her standing by the side of my bed whispering "Mummy, the houses quilt was on my bed, its finished!" I asked "Do you like it?" She replied, "It's beautiful." I took this shot for the label.

17 comments:

Tine said...

That is such a wonderful way to give a new quilt!!! I am absolutely going to steal that idea!!

Deb said...

Aawww, that is gorgeous shot! What lovely bright colours in the quilt. I love your idea of placing it on her...it's almost like Santa came in the night!

willywagtail said...

They are both beautiful. I can imagine doing this too and the gratitude that shines out of the child. Just the best. Cherrie

AJ said...

What a beautiful child you have! Milly is just the sweetest little girl ever!! That photo is just stunning!

Darling Millie said...

What a wonderful way to give a quilt! I love that she came to the side of your bed and whispered how she loved it!

Kylie said...

Gorgeous quilt and gorgeous girl!

Riel said...

Sweet picture. A surprise like that is just the best. The perfect way to give a quilt!!

Vicki W said...

Oh, how sweet!

Duff said...

Aaaawww, she's so big and yet, she'll never be this small again♥

carol said...

It warms my heart to see that sweet smile as she cuddles her new, pretty house quilt! Bravo mom!

Poppyprint said...

What a wonderful surprise idea! So sweet. Of course she loves it!

Cass said...

What a great surprise Helen and she obviously loves it. I can't believe she is 6

Sarah Craig said...

That's just the perfect way to give a quilt - imagine her surprise when she woke up! She's a beautiful little girl - tell her happy birthday from me!

Fiona @ Feebeez said...

Your blog post and photo brought tears to my eyes. Literally. How magical.

Kate said...

That's just the most adorable idea to have her wake up under it! She looks adorable too!

Jan said...

Oh Helen well done. The quilt is just gorgeous and so is the smile on Milly. Truly this is the real spirit of quilting. :)

Kylie said...

:) it looks great Helen - glad that she likes it - the colours are great.

What a beautiful story - she will remember this and tell her children in years to come:)