Do you remember Mr E's owl rescue in January? If not, you can read about it HERE.
It's been six weeks since the owl was given over to the wildlife carer in town, and we've been wondering how he was getting along. His mate must have been very distressed at his disappearance, and we have been missing his nightly visits to our front gate.
Last week Blossom opened the front door after the sun had set and guess who was waiting?! Mr Owl! He was back on our front gate, quietly scanning the skies for 'supper', but we also think he was there to 'give thanks' for his rescue. :-)
I imagined that finally Mrs Owl would be able to sleep in peace, knowing her man is back home where he belongs.
In tribute to 'our' Owls, I sketched and stitched the 4th verse of my Give Thanks BOM.
You can download the pattern HERE.
Now for some Show & Tell!
Carla Louise is stitching her verses in redwork, and she used pieces of the main design to make a larger block for her redwork quilt...
What have you been stitching?
Before I go I want to show you my new work shoes! They are perfect for being on my feet all day in the Home Ec department, as they are moulded to support every part of my feet and they look gorgeous too!
These are genuine German Birkenstocks, and my favourite shoe to wear. I own 4 pairs now, and they all suit a different purpose, but these are the cutest!
I spent most of yesterday packing up more kits for the Gum Tree Designers 'New Beginnings' Appeal. More people have sent 'items' to pack into kits than actual kits, so those items have needed to be sorted and allocated into the donated drawstring bags. Last night I had another 92 kits ready to post, and a big pile of quilting books to bag up as well.
Thank you to everyone who donated kits, threads, fabrics, bags, notions, patterns, quilt kits, money towards postage costs, postage satchels...you are all amazing!
I'll do a post later today on Gum Trees to let you know where we are at with this Appeal.
Lastly today, I wanted to give you an update on life in the Elefantz home as I wind back some of my (over)commitments and retrieve pockets of time to spend doing things for, and with, the family. This is what I'm doing with that time -
I am cooking again....
A delicious new recipe I made up last night was a hit for dessert! Blackberry and Apple Teacake....
Leftovers tonight with custard and more berries. :-)
And riding (lots of riding!) with Mr E on this...
...and also on this!
Yes, we have two bikes now. :-)
Watch out Australia! The red bike is for touring and we're starting in April!