Saturday, August 29, 2009

Her memory lives on

Our darling Chloe might have gone to doggy heaven last month, but her memory lives on.

Back when she was young and beautiful (before she became mature and beautiful) and before she had babies, Chloe did a spot of doggy modelling for a company producing a range of dried liver treats for dogs. They must have loved her image because I still come across the tins of liver sprinkles from time to time in the pet food aisle of Woolworths or Coles here in Australia.

I found these in Coles last week and I was just so excited! Let me tell you a secret. The reason Chloe is smiling so broadly is because I was behind the cameraman jumping up and down, waving my arms in the air and gibbering, generally making a complete fool of myself. It was so worth it, don't you think?

Another wonderful memento we have is this little wallhanging that my lovely friend Di made. She's used gold-stamped fabric for the star and machine embroidered Chloe's name and the dates she was born and passed away. To complete it I wrapped a lock of her fur with a gold bow and pinned it to the corner. We have Di's thoughtful gift hanging on the wall in the room where we relax.
Nice memories!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It’s Tuesday and I can’t wait

…to see an angel at work today.  


Marlene’s thoughtful post about meeting angels in our everyday life warmed my heart and set me thinking back over the last few days. I realised I’d had several angel encounters, but in the busyness of life they’d passed me by so fleetingly and I hadn’t appreciated their significance.

The beautiful woman who complimented me on my hair at a social function where I was feeling out of my depth and lonely.  My little granddaughter who hugged me so closely.  My DH who brought me breakfast on a tray.  A dear friend who has taken on board my enthusiasm for a new project.

Who knows how many I’ve missed?  We all have, I’m sure.

Have you taken the time to be an angel to someone lately?  I know I need to be more sensitive to these opportunities.  Years ago, when we paid our bridge toll with actual coins I would often give the toll-man extra to pay for the driver in the car behind me.

A dear friend used to say “Expect a miracle every day”.  You may prefer to call them Random Acts of Kindness, but whatever label we put on them I believe they are God’s way of reminding us that he always has his hand gently on us.

God’s angels are at work and miracles do happen – but we need to be actively looking for them.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

I know you'll have already seen this - but I just love it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It's Tuesday and I can't wait...

...till I'm able to tell you where this quilt is going.

It may be a week or so before I can reveal all - but this sweet little quilt is just the first of many!

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

It’s bugging me...

…that I can only show you a sneak peek of my latest project.IMG_1082

IMG_1084 All will be revealed soon enough.

IMG_1085 IMG_1086 Let’s just say I’m on a mission!