Monday, 28 April 2014

A finish and an Anzac Vigil

I've finally managed to finish something. I started this quilt at the beginning of the year for a dear friend who is also off work (back injury). Her birthday is at the beginning of May but she will be on away so I gave it to her last week. She's a huge minion fan (characters from the movie Despicable Me) so they were the inspiration. I used minky fleece on the top and nursery fleece as the backing; I must say it was really warm (wool wadding) and like me my friend's a "cold frog" so it will be well used. 

I'm immensely proud of my DD's. They both took part in an Anzac Vigil with their scout group. There were 15 youth members (ranging from 8 to 17 years), 3 leaders and a parent helper. In pairs they took it in turns to stand vigil at the memorial in 1/2 hour stints for 12 hours. They were absolutely amazing it was down to 1.8C just before dawn but they didn't complain or make a fuss - they certainly showed the Anzac Spirit 

lest we forget.



Gina E. said...

Hi Melanie, I found you on the One Xmas Project a Month blog (on the sidebar) and came over to visit. You have every right to be proud of your daughters - it is fantastic to see so many young people getting involved in the Anzac spirit these days. They (kids) are not all as bad as they are made out to be in the media, are they...

shez said...

lovely posts and your girls did well,love your quilt,hope you have a lovely day.xx

debbie said...

Love the quilt Mel. That is a special gift for your friend and the colours look great together! xx debbie

Anthea said...

What a gorgeous quilt Melanie and it will be super-warm too! Love your cold frog description!

Jo said...

Where abouts were you for this