Sunday, 29 July 2018

Rainy Days and Sundays

...except that the post should be titled "Rainy Days and Mondays" if we think of the song.....such great memories and one of the first albums I ever bought.....such a sad loss of life so young....
but Sunday it is while I listen to Karen singing! We are dreaming of rainy days here as we have had below average rainfall this Winter......mind you it has been very cold but we do need the rain - I just hope it doesn't decide to come next week during our third William Morris Tour. So a catch up on our week that was and as usual full of family and lots of walks with my beloved seen here at the nearby wine district of McLaren Vale and Willunga......






 One day during the school holidays I took the kiddies to the city for a ride on the Popeye boat and they were extra excited that baby Wade and his Mum were joining us. They are seen here on the train waiting for their little cousin and Auntie Sophie who was arriving at the next station.......






 One night we took the kiddies ten pin bowling before a sleep-over.....it was such a fun night........



 Little Miss Maisie had a birthday....not sure where those four years have gone........


 During the school holidays the local shopping centre had a special fellow visit and it was very timely as it was Beatrix Potter's birthday anniversary only yesterday......
Speaking of Beatrix Potter...have a little peek at this exciting link HERE! ...and also HERE 😃
 another walk through Willunga where we came across these mosaics in the pavement - we counted well over 100........










 I had a very overdue planned coffee catch up with my "William Morris in Appliqué" books editor Anna Scott who has become a special friend and confidante. We shared our personal ups and downs and I was presented with this exquisite hand embroidered gift and I adore it. It is definitely reminiscent of a May Morris design and Anna thought it would be perfect in my doll's house but I had other plans! The little ones do play with the doll's house quite often so instead it is displayed high up out of reach on one of the doll's house chairs........thankyou Anna for such an exquisite piece of your work....it is truly treasured x




 I also received another lovely gift this time in the post all the way from Texas USA! Such  a thoughtful gift - thankyou Linda x
On Friday last week I treated myself to a workshop and I have to say it was very special to be sitting in the seat being instructed instead of the other way round! I plan to make these as gifts in the future but I need to tackle the bulky seams more patiently as it took all day just to make one wallet!........

During this past week I also received some show and tell by way of emails. First up from Leslee in New Zealand of her "Nursery" quilt from the "Stitching with Beatrix Potter" book. I love the bright colours and I am sure it will be enjoyed for many years....thanks for sending me the photos Leslee - your quilt is gorgeous.........

 And Connie from South Carolina USA sent me a photo of her beautiful version of "Kelmscott". It is entirely hand appliquéd and hand quilted and just stunning.....thankyou Connie.....
I have also been at the drawing board this past week designing new things (and not William Morris this time)....more of that soon. So that is it for another week. Till next time enjoy my favourite "Happiness is" calendar page from the past week......I am sure we can all relate to it! Take care x