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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Project O Visitors Programme

Project O is an amazing charity, they work with children and families in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. The children have been orphaned through HIV/Aids. You can check out their website and get the latest news at their blog As the blog says anyone can visit no matter what their age is. To work alongside these people and to get to visit and care for these families is a geat privilege, we are planning our second trip this summer.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

V & A Quilt Exhibition

We had a great day today, we went into London to meet up with our son who suggested we go for a look around the Victoria & Albert Museum. I remembered seeing on Make Do and MendQuilts that the quilting exhibition was on. We were given some free passes which was an added bonus. Below are photo's of some of the quilts. I took them of postcards that I bought so they are a bit shiny. We then went on to Wholefoods for lunch!

Winter/Male Hanging. Hand pieced by Jo Budd 2010

Bedcover England 1860-70

Liberty Jack Quilt. Janey Forgan 2008

Cot cover. Priscilla Redding (1654-1723)

Some Liberty fabric and bias binding that I bought myself at the exhibition

My daughter gave me a Clothkits voucher for Mothers Day and I bought this Liberty bias binding on a wooden reel and ribbon

My Grandchildren

I know I have probably posted this photo before, it was taken last summer, but I love it and love them!!

Thursday, 18 March 2010


Well the coats weren't far too big, and they are especially handy for tractor driving. Here's Maggie in hers.

Monday, 15 March 2010


How cute are these two, watching for Daddy to land from his skydiving jump!

Friday, 12 March 2010


Well the wolf costumes (from the book 'Where the Wild Things Are')arrived in South Africa and the boys loved them, apparently they were all going out with friends for dinner and the boys had to wear them even though it is summer in SA!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Our God is a Faithful God

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Wolves and Stuff

We have had some beautiful weather over the past week, on Friday we had friends visiting and went out to Ashridge, we found a new walk with some lovely fir trees. We then had lunch at the Ivinghoe Tea Rooms, the weather was so good that we were able to sit outside to eat.
I got the 'Max' costumes finished and posted to South Africa, the photo isnt that good so hopefully I will get some of them being worn to post soon. Now I am about to start working on a baby quilt, I will pobably use the cream coloured fabric below and then use the coloured fabric for another baby quilt which I will need to make by September.

Monday, 1 March 2010

The girls had a busy weekend!


Click on his one to get a better view