Monday, 22 February 2010

I haven't been blogging lately, as my husband is off island, and I have been 'in charge'. Sounds very pretentious, but I have not had a lot of time to go online. The hens, ducks and ponies have to be fed and watered twice a day, and of course, as soon as my husband left we got snow, so I have been breaking ice on all the water barrels and trying to get the stand pipe outside to work. The last two days it has been so cold that I have had to haul the water from the house, as everything outside is iced up. This is most unusual, as we are so close to the sea, but the weather forecast does not look good for this coming week, when my husband is coming back up. He is going to get a rough journey, I think. On top of that, I have had a sick dog. Penny had to get an emergency hysterectomy last week. We were really disappointed, as we were going to breed her in May, but we were told, if we did not get the operation done, she might die, so there was no choice. She is fine now. The stitches came out today, and she is running about in the snow, without a care in the world.
The top picture shows the colours I chose for the pinwheel quilt. I was going great guns, but I got sidetracked, and I am now working on a new project (naughty, naughty!) I am not going to show the blocks until it is finished, but it is an easy block to do, so that should not take too long. Here is a sneak peek of some of the blocks.

Thankful Thoughts
My sister is now back home and waiting to start chemotherapy and radiotherapy. We have been talking on Skype. It is great to have her back talking and laughing with me. She has a great sense of humour. Thank You!
Till next time.


  1. That is so odd to hear someone else say "off island"....hope he comes back soon and relieves you of all you have to do so you can sew. Prayers are with you sister.

  2. WOW, our friends thought we were brave to find our retirement location on the Internet and not know a soul here. It sounds like you are really on your own there.

    I'm just a beginner at quilting and spend more time on the Internet looking at blogs,, TQS, fabric websits and anything to do with quilting than I do actually quilting. When we moved into our new home, I finally have my own space for crafting and I really enjoy going in there and playing with my small stash. I'll have to admit I'm having trouble bringing myself to cut up my fabric. I think I need to get my hands on some scraps to cut up and get going.

  3. Your header photo is just beautiful. I know what you mean about getting sidetracked. I always have several projects in progress as I just can't stay with one from start to finish. Not sure what that says about my personality...hmmm? Like the pinwheel fabrics you chose.

    Glad your sister and you can talk even though you live so far apart and I pray the therapies will work for her.

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