Have I explained enough over the years just how much I love Mr E?
Well, let me assure you that still waters run deep in my man. He is not given much to small talk, but when he *does* talk, you need to listen. He has a wonderful depth to him, and some well-grounded-in-God commonsense. This week he has been giving a lot of counsel to our son-in-law as he and our eldest girl struggle through some of the hardest times of their lives. It's been a huge few months in the extended Elefantz family and we're all pretty much emotionally, financially, and spiritually drained...but Mr E mustered himself to keep up with encouragement and advice that is sound and Godly.
He also knew that I needed my own pick-me-up, and on Monday he took me to Townsville to pick up this gift.
Her name is Sophie, she is 12 weeks old, and she is all mine....
She sleeps between our pillows, adores everyone, and is learning to tolerate Bob-the-dog who thinks she's wonderful. LOL!
I am remaking my Shabby Roses quilt in Tilda fabrics, and have all the blocks traced and the applique pieces in place. It will be lovely in blues this time, and I always wanted one with white block backgrounds.
Do you remember my garden fence design from early last year?
Well, I have been waiting for inspiration all this time on how to 'frame' it. Finally the idea arrived yesterday.
I can't help myself! I love tea cosies. :-)
Australian and NZ ladies will see this later in the year in Handmade magazine.
A promise is a promise, and a while ago while sorting through all my chenille to give to one of the girls in my Home Ec class for her quilt, I discovered a long forgotten large piece of vintage chenille bedspread. At the time Blossom asked me to make her a huge cushion with it, and I promised. Then I got busy with the Home Ec class and put the chenille scrap away for later. Hmmm, things get forgotten when I pack them away.
Until last week.
I also discovered this bird fabric that Bloss adored, so together they were used to keep my promise.
When I shared on my dark times the other day, I was uplifted later to read this from my Karla Dornacher perpetual calendar...
PS: My Shabby Roses quilt is up to $250 in bids, and A Christmas Story is up to $300. Bids are open until January 24th Australian time. Please leave your bids in the comments with an email I can contact you at.
Thank you so much to all the bidders so far!!!