The last few weeks have been busy, but with some wonderful help from Heidi and Liv the outdoor load was lightened immensely, well, pretty much totally. The wood sheds are full, right to the front doorways , the other painting was all done, how could we be so fortunate to meet them? Their 2 days stay stretched to several weeks . They flew back to Germany last Tuesday, but we hope to have them back again in a few months. Meantime, we send lots of love and caring thoughts for you Heidi, your Dad in hospital, and your Mum and family. Liv, we hope you manage to catch up with your family in the UK while you are over that side of the world.
The One Block Wonder has been sewn, joined together, even quilted, and bound. Whew!!! This was another stunning design from Sandy over at
Upstairs Hobby Room, and is called O’s and X’s. I used some favourite batik fabrics, and some of that purple made its way into the backing. As well, a label down at the lower edge.
In the garden, pink Nerines, Alstromeria, Naked Ladies, Begonia blooms, Japanese Anemones, they continue to flower, even though we had a few mornings of 5 Celsius. cold enough to make me think is Autumn coming in suddenly with full force?
this Begonia is flowering continuously, outside in a shady area under a shrub, getting a little late afternoon sunshine. A delightful gift from Joyce a few weeks ago.
Josh is now at Victoria University, Danielle continues to do so well on Joey, water jumps are the latest achievement, and tomorrow Annette has a birthday. Was it all those years ago I was at Middlemore Hospital? I remember the doctor muttering something about hurrying up as he had a party to go to at 4 p.m.??? 3.30, and she arrived. The first grand-daughter for both my and Hugh’s parents. They were overjoyed, and I guess suitable celebrations followed.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ A true friend is one who walks with you
until the end of the road”
Greetings from Jean