‘Twas not a soul in sight,
5.30 a.m., I walked to the gate,
And thought the world was quiet!!!
I went out at 5.30 a.m. this morning, in ‘jamas and gumboots ( the grass was wet and it was cool) to turn on the tap for the water sprinkler, and in the gate came a courier van.At this time??? And me, not dressed for this or any occasion? He put the parcel in the letter box and reversed out the driveway. Whew, not sure if he did see me in the almost dark, but with headlights glowing, I wasn’t so sure!!!!
Sandi, it arrived before New Year. It is beautiful, It is hanging on the wall in our dining room, so I can see it every time I walk through.Thank you, thank you soooo much. Pop over here… to see Sandi’s blog …… Kwiltnkats
This is a Christmas Tree Ornament, from Block of the Day, Quilt-Pro Systems, pieced by Sandi and quilted by Kerry Marksbury, Santee, Ca. I am so honoured. The quilting design echoes the pattern on the pale cream fabric, and is truly outstanding, and the red in the flying geese has the same pattern too. A treasure for always.
I had a few more goodies made, but could not put in any photos till after they were given. Joyce has a wall hanging on the wall by her laptop, with the words. Gratitude, Harmony, Beauty, Grace, and two verses for Earth Blessing. The binding was finished very late Christmas Eve.
Hugh has his laptop, 2 printers and a laminator on his desk, and they needed new covers. I made 4, with various cat applique pieces, deep red striped fabric, and fawn striped fabric for the borders. He wondered what they were for!!!
Our family from Rotorua arrived on Boxing Day, and on 27th, a very, so much appreciated ,working bee took place. A mini-tornado, workshop walls, spouting, guttering, the smaller shed, and then the solar panels and the end gable, so sparkling, I need extra sunnies when I go outside. Thank you all so much, that extra height is a HUGE bonus when using a broom to reach the tall parts.
Normal menus have taken over, after ham, cheesecake, and chocolates, the quilting is continuing, the garden is wilting, and the hoses are working overtime.
This is written with Open Source Live Writer, and with no Spell-check, a bit of a challenge to proof read it all. Hopefully there are not too many spelling mistakes.
I wish you all a Very Happy New Year, with good friends, a loving family, happy times at home or elsewhere, fine weather, snow when you want it, sunshine in summer, and safe travels. For me, this year has been so special, with new blog friends, quilting challenges, and long time friends that always, I am sure, held me close when the times have been tough. Thankfully, Hugh’s health is so much better, not 100%, and maybe never will be, and I again thank you all for your love, support, prayers and messages, they kept me going, when I could so easily have fallen down.
Quotation for today, and for all of 2015, from Kahlil Gibran
“ To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction, is to live twice”
Greetings from Jean