This quilt is for the grandson of my friend Sherree Kathleen, I have known his mother Gabi since she was a baby herself.It an eye-spy quilt until he gets a bit older and then he has the world to look at and learn from.
This is the transcript of a letter sent to Governor Bligh in February 1809 by my ancestor Andrew McDougall and below is a copy of the addressee and signature of Andrew McDougall.I might add the letter is very hard to read.
Five years ago I was in Adelaide at Jayne and Tom's as I finished the binding on this quilt which was the raffle quilt for the 2010 Bathurst SCQ's retreat .The quilt was a collaborative effort by the Bathurst Committee, co-ordinated by Del Soden and Quilted by Belinda Betts of Orange. http://www.erquilting.com.au/
At the Adelaide retreat held in April we started to sell tickets in this quilt and also revealed the plans for the Bathurst retreat in 2010.
This cross stitch was started by Mum but a friend of mine finished for me to have framed and give her not long before she died. Mum absolutely loved Sturt Dessert Peas because they reminded her of her mother who had them growing under and around the water tank outside the kitchen door at the farm.
And today it is all the more in my mind because it is 13 years since Mum died so memories are never far away.
One of the prompts for today said "Put you positive hat on" and I am trying hard to be positive but I am still worried. This is a photo of my GOOD friend Joy who is having major surgery today and I hope and pray it all goes well.
This photo was taken about 10 years ago when Joy,Judy and myself had a day out in Cowra , after visiting CK's Patchwork Shop (now closed unfortunately) and lunch we visited the Japanese Gardens which were beautiful as it was spring.
I had great plans of taking photos of all the birds that hang around here but today none of them showed up; even the five magpies that sit and warble in my tree are absent!!
So I am using a photo I posted only nine days ago.
A begonia from the Begonia House in Machattie Park Bathurst , I took his photo last year and it won't be long until I can visit with my camera to see this year's blooms.
I love the purity of the colours and the size of some of them is amazing.