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Monday, 16 March 2009

Baby Quilt

I have just taken a brief break from the Wedding Quilt to make this little Baby Quilt. A young couple from church are expecting their first baby and there is a baby shower planned next month. I really enjoy making quilts for babies, they are easy to handle and quick to finish. Now back to the Wedding Quilt!

Friday, 13 March 2009

Country Living Spring Fair

Today I visited the Country Living Spring Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington. I took my husband along and we had a great time, he especially enjoyed the food & drink tasting area, trying out pies, fudge, wine, vodka!! and chocolate, he then bought himself a Cornish Pasty to bring home for his supper. His grandparents were from Cornwall and we lived there while our children were small so the pasty is an important part of life. There were lots of stands and I bought myself some fat quarters from the Bespoke Country stand to use for a baby quilt that I will be needing to make soon for a friend. I could have bought a lot more but decided to discipline myself!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

A Life to Enjoy

There are occasionally things that I have to do that I really don't want to, I sometimes look ahead in my diary and dread the thought of having to do something or go somewhere. This is what Joyce Meyer says in 'The Confident Woman'.'People dread many things and most of them don't even realise what dread does to them. It sucks the joy right out of the present moment. The life God has provided for us through Jesus Christ is a precious gift and we should enjoy every moment of it .........Train yourself not to dread the unpleasant tasks but to actually tackle them first. The sooner in the day you do the things you don't prefer doing, the more energy you have to do them with. If you wait until the end of the day when most of your energy is gone and then try to do something you really don't like doing, it will be worse than doing it earlier. Dread causes us to procrastinate, but if you're ever going to do something, now is the best time!'

We met the lady in the photo while delivering food to orphans in Kwa Zulu Natal. my husband had a little chat with her but I don't think they really understood each other as she spoke Zulu and he English. However, she was very happy to stop and was delighted to see us.She was a very cheery lady and didn't appear at all in dread of the task of carrying her heavy load of rice for what must have been a very long, hot walk down into the valley

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

Psalm 67
May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make His face shine upon us,
that Your ways may be known on earth,
Your salvation among all nations.
May the peoples praise You, O God;
may all the peoples praise You.
May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for You rule the peoples justly
and guide the nations of the earth.
May the peoples praise You, O God;
may all the peoples praise You.
Then the land will yield its harvest,
and God our God, will bless us.
God will bless us,
and all the ends of the earth will fear Him.

Cracking on with the Quilt

I have managed to get on with the quilt today, adding the strips of triangles around the edge and sorting fabrics to add more borders. I am making this quilt up as I go along which is what I like to do, I am not so keen on following patterns although I do some times. I plan on quilting hearts along the wide band of calico.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Wedding Quilt continues

This must be the latest wedding quilt ever, our son was married in September and I am only just putting it together. I have been doing extra church work and need to organise my sewing time a little better, I have so many projects to do. Hopefully it wont be long before I am posting more photo's of the quilt.

Birthday Husband

Today is my husband's birthday so I took him into London to meet up with our two sons. Ben had the afternoon free and Dominic met us in his lunch break. We went to Bodean's Diner for lunch, we then took a stroll down Regent's Street and popped into Fortnum & Mason's. However the tea was £5 for pot for one so we went on the Golden Square and had tea and cakes in the Nordic Bakery before making our way back to Oxford Street to catch the bus to Euston Station and get the train back home. It's always great to spend time with our boys and the fact that they know their way around London and the best places to eat is an added bonus. Check out Ben's website
The Nordic Bakery
This is a candle looking like a cake
The Ladies Powder Room in Fortnum & Mason's
The Boys

Sunday, 1 March 2009


I thought I would let you know that Joseph came out of hospital a couple of weeks ago and appeared a lot better, however yesterday his wheezing returned a little. So we are continuing to pray for him. The visa situation became quite complicated and V only has it stamped for 3 months and not 6 so she is returning to the UK in May for 7 weeks. M will join them when he can. She will take the extra time here to visit churches and share about their work in SA. So we pray for God to move hearts and for more support to be raised for their great work in SA amongst children and families affected by HIV/Aids.Thank you for your prayers.