So imagine our complete surprise and utter disbelief when, for no particular reason, Lyn presented Dad with a quilt to keep which she had hand stitched herself and carefully folded and neatly stored in another hand sewn carry bag. On inspection it was clearly obvious that there had been many, many hours of tedious and skillful work spent on neatly stitching this large double-bed size and colourful quilt but to give it to someone who she had only known briefly left us all completely 'gob-smacked' (my Dad's words) and shaking our heads.
Here is a close-up of some of the colourful fabrics used in one particular section of the quilt.
However, what is considered quite the personal touch are three or four panels of hand stitched sayings strategically placed throughout the quilt which in itself would have been quite time-consuming. This one shown here is an example.
This quilted gift will be forever treasured. Thankyou Lyn for your kindness.
"Kindness in words creates confidence, kindness in things creates profoundness, kindness in giving creates love" - Lao Tzu