Sunday, December 26, 2010

Well Christmas has come and all - all that worry and stress over "will they like that present" and also "is there enough food?" of course happened and really we didnt have to worry (but you always do dont you?)
Oh the joy to share Christmas with my 3 year old granddaughter Mia - Nan you HAVE to bake cookies to leave out for Santa or else he wont come!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

a christmas blessing

Extremely Blessed - courtesy of Gloria Copeland


"A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth." (Proverbs 17:8)


If I could give you a gift this Christmas, the Word is what I'd give you. I'd rather give it to you than a check for a million dollars. Because you can run through a million dollars real quick, but the truth of God's Word never quits--and it will get you out of situations a million dollars can't get you out of.

Gary and I are just ordinary people. But when we latched onto God's Word, we latched onto something out of the ordinary, something that changed our lives. Every area of our lives.

Nothing that's happened to us has happened because of us. It's happened because of God's Word. In fact, I don't even have to know you to promise you this: If you'll give God's Word your full attention--and not be afraid of His will for your life--you're going to be happier and more prosperous than anything you could ever dream up.

Of course, if you do that, people may call you extreme. They say that about us all the time. But we don't mind. We are extreme. And if you'll set your faith on the Word of God, you can be extreme too. Extremely well. Extremely prosperous. And extremely blessed. Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 13, 2010

quilts for others - snuggle quilts

Ive been busy joining blocks and making small "snuggle" quilts for sick children and babies with blocks donated to my local patchwork group.  Ive made 6 and they are quilted and bound and ready to go.  Great way to use up scraps of binding, batting and even thread! And all for a good cause.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

summer in australia??????

This is summer in Australia, a friend reminded me of the well known poem by Dorethea McKeller -
I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of drought and flooding rains,
I love her far horizons,
I love her jewel sea,
Her beauty and her terror -
The wide brown land for me.

Yes this is our farm on Thursday morning, mud, slush and fog and its December!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

a finish!!!!

Well as I suspected - my quilting genes have returned - see previous posts!  As I have not been having the best of times lately, Ive been feeling I need to get back to what I used to love doing - and one of those things is quilting.  So.....to cut a long story short, dug out this quilt top that I hate to think how long ago was made and proceeded to machine quilt, bind and label it.  Yes the purists would say it should have been handquilted but I dont care!  Its a lovely quilt and I just wanted it done.  It looks lovely hung over my sewing machine.  And the roll on continues - found a table runner that just needs some blanket stitch embroidery on some flowers and leaves and binding and then it is done!  For your knitters dont despair - knitting is STILL being done as well.