Thursday, June 15, 2017

Back home again

How nice it is to be back home after caring for Eve for 9 days. There was a VERY special surprise waiting for me, it arrived in the mail.....
How amazing is that?? A Michelle Ridgway original of the Supervisor!! I have to say a few tears were shed when I opened it....Thank you so much Michelle it is beautiful, we both love it and it will be framed and go up next to Puku.  
 I am still gobsmacked and can't believe what you have done, you really are a very special person Michelle. Thank you, thank you , thank you!!!!
Here is the subject, relaxing after his walk this morning. 
So for a bit of a catch up
The Aussie Hero quilt has gone in the mail
And last week Margaret and I presented the Dignity Quilt to Rice Village (back), they were very excited to see the quilt and really pleased with it.

(front) I am pleased to say we have started something here, the quilt was shown at an Australia wide meeting for the Mercy Health organisation and they are going to try and contact quilting groups near the Mercy Health homes and see if that  group will make a Dignity Quilt for them. How good is that, there might even be funds to help them be made. 
While at Eve's place I walked her dog

Basil the Bad, he is a Jug, Jack Russell X Pug. (Looks angelic there doesn't he!!)

We went several days to the Arboretum just down the road, it is a very nice place to have a walk. 
Sunrise here was beautiful

Some spring flowers are out very early

The Supervisor likes to lick the soil, shame there are pea seeds sprouting there!!
I have laid out two KOGO rugs in the making.this one isn't too bad

this one had squares of differing sizes, so will be interesting to see how it goes together.

and lastly, if I have not put you to sleep, hubby did another pastel from a photo I took at Hobbiton in NZ. It is framed now so hard to get a reasonable photo. Now we need to find wall space.
Ok I am off to sew knitted squares together.
Happy sewing.













15 comments:

I am said...

Hi Sue love the pic Michelle did of Tupai and the pic that David did of Hobbiton is so beautiful ,lucky you.
I hope Eve is ok and its great to see your finished quilts,well done xx

Leeanne said...

Sue, I would have had tears in my eyes too! Such a beautiful painting! Clever Michelle. Great quilt finishes...............xxx

Michelle Ridgway said...

It was a great deal of enjoyment for me Sue. The hard part was not letting the Chow Chow out of the bag lol! I think he is a gorgeous boy! Love Davids pastel...beautiful. You are involved in some wonderful giving projects xx

Jo said...

How lucky are you. Michelle has done an amazing job with this drawing. It is so special...

Ondrea said...

OMG! Michelle is sooooo lovely! Isn't she awesome! Beautiful thoughtful gift for a beautiful thoughtful girl. Love your completed quilt. Good to 'see' you home. David has been quite prolific with his beautiful art works. Your household is buzzing with talent. Good luck with sewing those odd sized squares together.😕You'll probably need a G&T lol.

Ondrea said...

OMG! Michelle is sooooo lovely! Isn't she awesome! Beautiful thoughtful gift for a beautiful thoughtful girl. Love your completed quilt. Good to 'see' you home. David has been quite prolific with his beautiful art works. Your household is buzzing with talent. Good luck with sewing those odd sized squares together.😕You'll probably need a G&T lol.

Pamela said...

Great photos! Wonderful quilts you have finished.

Raewyn said...

What a beautiful gift from Michelle, I'm not surprised a few tears were shed! And the pastel of Hobbiton by David is gorgeous too! Nice to see you back :-) Hope all is well with Eve. PS What a great response to the Dignity quilt!

Chookyblue...... said...

Beautiful gift from Michelle..
Lovely quilt sure will make someone happy......
Good your friend is nab basic ok now... It's great you were able to go help her out.......

elliek said...

Michelle did a very special drawing for me as well. She is a very talented artist and a truly wonderful person. So glad she is in my circle of friends.

Willsquiltnsew said...

A deserving gift for a special lady! Wonderful work on all counts!

Julie said...

Glad to hear you are home again Sue. Gosh that picture from Michelle is just stunning - what a wonderful gift. Your hubbys art work is pretty darn good too. Take care Sue, you will be pleased to be home again xx

Helen said...

Beautiful picture from Michelle !!

retdairyqueen said...

Michelle is indeed a special lady and all the paintings are great
So much talent

Bizarre Quilter said...

wow. what a creative crowd! Knitting, stitching, drawings... how wonderful! Feeling the love from all the way up here. xoxo