On Wednesday I strolled slowly to the mail box, and there it was. An envelope all the way from Kingston, Ontario, Canada!! The 2017 Quilted Kitties Calendar arrived. This is a project to fund-raise for the Lyndhurst Feral Cat Project. I have been an admirer of Cheryl, Kate and their team for some time now, and this year supported their project with the purchase of a calendar .Just a small panic at Kingston, as the post office told her postage to New Zealand would be $72!!!,Some checking up and it was altered to the original charge. Look at these photos of the delightful kitties in all their finery.
And here is the page for December 2017. How delightful is that?
All the pages are designed and quilted by Cheryl. Visit her blog on the link below and see more of her drawings, cookies, and kitties.
This week, I had a short visit to hospital, a fast ride in the ambulance, after having the shakes, believe me ‘twas like an earthquake in my body, then very high blood pressure. Two paramedics and a nurse, Lance didn’t want to stop when I suggested ( not true, just a random thought ) that on the straight stretch of the road I might need a toilet stop !! “ You are out of luck, sunshine” was his reply. As always, the staff in the Emergency Department were so good, I was given the best care, numerous blood tests, and ECG print outs. Transferred to a much better bed with all the buttons to push to get the most comfortable angles, at 11.30 p.m. , and maybe almost asleep when another Dr came in at 12.30 p.m. and told me the second blood test was negative for cardiac enzymes and the chest X-Ray was all clear. Off to sleep, and the night staff started to do rounds at 5 a.m. I am guessing that no-one there has heard the words “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” !! They could not find anything in all those tests to give a positive diagnosis . So maybe there will be a trip to a bigger hospital soon for more extensive tests.
Here are the fabrics from Bryan Gaskin, but I am sure there will be another visit next week before he closes those door for the last time.
top left turquoise and navy are the finest silk, 3 at the right are fine cotton, the others are lovely brights for bags.
Yesterday I made a huge effort, put on some ‘glad rags” and off we went to the Christmas Dinner for members of the Model Plane club Hugh has joined. About 30 there, we met many of them for the first time, and were introduced as “ The Youngest Members”, not sure about the age, but definitely the shortest time there. A wonderful group of friendly men and ladies, but I did find out that there isn’t a lady in the club who flies her own model plane, so I don’t need to be sorry when I decide not to join in.
Quotation of the day, from Jake Bailey
“So be gallant, be great, be gracious,
and be grateful for the opportunities
that you have."
Greetings from Jean