Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Love the mail

Posted by PicasaWe have been up the coast for a bit of R and R
Nice to be home
Have been catching up with my Blog reading
Before we left I was so thrilled and surprised to receive this beautiful Owl pot holder from Teresa at All Things Vintage
I mentioned to her that my Quilting Group were called the Night Owls, so she "just had to make me one" An added bonus was one of ChookyBlues lovely cards
How lucky was I?
Thankyou Teresa
Love it
Too nice to use for a pot holder Just maybe it might become a mug rug
At the moment Iam just enjoying looking at it
Also waiting for me when I returned home was my Advent gifts from Wendy from Sugarlane Quilts
It has been lovely getting to know Wendy through this swap
So beautifully wrapped
Tomorrow I can open my first one
I forgot to take a photo of the gifts I sent to Wendy, but she has a photo on her Blog

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bird of Paradise

When we first moved to this property about 11 years ago, it was just a bare paddock

We have worked hard to establish a nice garden, perhaps in hind sight a little to big, but any way thats the way it went

About a year after we came I planted a Bird of Paradise It grew slowly and didnt really do anything

Last Monday it was Lorraine's birthday and guess what ?

My bird flowered on that day

I have managed to finish a couple of Christmas projects Just have to add numbers to the Advent calendar Iam going to paint them on

The bon bon was fiddly to make, but worth the effort I will fill it with sweets for a Christmas present

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

So Thoughtfull

Posted by PicasaNext Monday would have been my Darling daughters birthday
In the mail this week I received the most thoughtful gift from my dear friend Chris (no blog)
She remembered it would have been her birthday so sent a little gift to let us know she was thinking of us
I first met Chris in !1962 when we both started high school and we have been friends ever since
We live far apart but still manage to maintain the friendship
Thank you dear Chris
Your gift means so much