The entries are in, and the voting has started. NO,not for the US President , but over at
this is the link for you to hop over there to vote. This is open to everyone, anyone, not just those of us who participated with a cat, dog,or other animal,or a pet themed quilt photo.There are some beautiful cats there, and as I am a cat lover, listed them first.Then the dogs, soft coats, expressive eyes, and with their mates or siblings. Then the pet themed quilts, I am left in total awe at those.
My entry is # 46, and the voting is so easy.
Here is one more pic of the two latest gingers in our family For any new readers of my blog, once upon a time we had 5 cats. One by one, they left us, and new ones arrived. Max is the largest, fluffiest, gentlest ginger boy I have met.Then there is Boris, the tiny fellow who arrived last year on our back doorstep late one night. He has grown to be the “warrior” his name depicts.We have always wondered if indeed Max is his Dad? Here he is with the same question!!!
Meantime, I have made some progress on the “Mod-ified Tree”, and it isn’t alone, the surplus strips are on 6 placemats, The binding is the only part left to do.
Cut into wavy strips, ready to applique.
The strips are on, one edge is done,others trying hard not to blow away in the wind.
I decided this would be a table runner, and need to embellish the centre with some more striking wavy lines like rays of sunshine, as a Christmas down here is in summertime.And the binding will be my favourite flange, blue top fabric, with a tiny peep of dark navy for contrast.
We have gale winds, no damage, sunshine above, daffs flowering, and snowdrops blooming.
This week, we heard news of a courageous lady who spent more than 4 weeks alone in a hut in a very remote part of the South Island.
Pavlina Pizova and her partner, Ondrej Petr, were tramping on the Routeburn Track, when he fell and became trapped. Pavlina made her way down, sadly he died. After 2 days in the open, Pavlina tramped through waist deep snow to reach the warden’s hut at Lake Mackenzie, heavy snow covering all the track markers. Avalanches roared outside, she had frozen feet with frostbite, and this very brave courageous lady stayed there, defying all odds, managing to survive on the rations left there, until a message on Facebook alerted people . She made an “H” in the snow with ashes from the fire.
Pavlina publicly thanked DOC, SAR teams and police for her rescue and the recovery of Ondrej’s body, and Mrs Vladka Kennet, Honorary Consul, from Queenstown , for all her support.
I admire her with all my heart, and wish her a safe return to her home country of the Czech Republic.
The recovery team on the Routeburn Track, South Island. Photo Courtesy of the Internet and Police.
Quotation of the day,from Alice MacKenzie Swaim
“Courage is not the towering oak
that sees storms come and go;
it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow”
Greetings from Jean