Another month where i intended to blog more...and actually it was less!! But today is the first of 7 days of blogging, i am going to bring you up to speed on some sewing, some patchwork, some family news, lots of new photos, some new animals around the place ..and a bit of life in general. unfortunately for those with a love of gossip...no, I don't have a secret love child i am about to reveal! Sorry, my life hasn't been quite that exciting the past month...unlike some others! For a start, from Shabby Fabrics, "Delilah", by Grand Reveval. I think Grand Reveival did the Barefoot roses range as well, a range I never tire of and have used in so many quilts. Of course, now I need to sew it, not look at it and fondle it lovingly...who will be Delilah worthy I wonder??
In the past month my girl was confirmed into our church after 12 months instruction. Had 45 here for sit down lunch last Sunday after the service. This is her cake, made by a very good friend of mine, was chocolate and caramel cake inside, delicious!
And here is my little church adult and myself. How did she get so close to my height already!!
School market was the week before. As long time readers know, i co-ordinate this event. Did a very rough time tally, because a friend insisted, and I put in somewhere in excess of 180 hours. Including making the above raffle prize from my Roman Holiday stash. (With its happy recipient) Well worth it, this year's was amazing! I did my first one 5 years ago, we made $5000 and were excited, by last year we were upto $9000 profit and this year close to $14,500!!! From a 4 hour school market. We had shifted venues and the entire town came, we worked out it averages $1.30 from every town resident, and we never asked the businesses for one dollar or one donation-proud of that!!
I have lots more to show, but you had better tune in tomorrow. Anyone who comments during catch-up week will go in the draw for a few prizes...not just from Tracey's Country Cards, but including!! And anyone who comments on every post will get extra entries.
This last photo is me releasing a green balloon on Kael's funeral day. Friends released green balloons all over the world in his memory. I was very emotional about the fact they draped kael's coffin with his leukeumia quilt from me, they removed it and have kept it as a lasting reminder.
If it was a tough day for me 1000's of kms away, i can't imagine how the family did it.
Hope your day is great, Tracey