Tuesday, May 31, 2011

how blessed am I?

How truly blessed am I? Ive had a quilt made for me - yes me a quilter has had a quilt made Just For Me.  A lovely lady (who I have not met) from Benalla whose name is Jenny, made 8 quilts for families affected by the January floods.  I was blessed to be able to go out with our shire Flood Recovery Officer and deliver these quilts to deserving families.   I was blown away to be told "this one is for you!".  It is gorgeous, huge and so totally me. So thankyou so much Jenny from Benalla, I love it!
P.S.  I should also mention that  she drove all the way from Benalla to hand deliver these quilts to our shire offices.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Dinner with the Governor General (and her husband!)


Last night Gary, Megan and I were very honored to attend a dinner in Kerang for people that had been affected by the floods - and the guest of honour was none less than the Governor General Quentin Bryce and her husband Michael.  I was blessed and honoured to be asked to be Mr Bryces dinner companion, so we had nearly half an hour of "quality" time with him.  What a lovely and intelligent man - someone you could sit down and talk with for hours and hours and hours.  The Governor General was quite lovely as well and in her short "speech" (loose word as it was definately NOT prepared) she spoke of how touched and moved she was visiting our area and even had a tear in her eye as she spoken.  Truly a remarkable evening and one we will remember for a long time to come!