Walking Chester in the park yesterday morning I enjoyed the warmth of the sun on my skin, and with it the promise of summer just around the corner.
The prospect of spending the day ahead with these lovely ladies* from St Mark’s Quilters put a spring in my step too.
…and birthday girls Di B and Sue (below)
* In addition to Kirstin, Perdita, Margaret, and Cath who somehow eluded my camera this time.
As our finished quilts pile up there’s a happy sense of anticipation of the day when they’ll be handed over to the two organisations we support – RPA Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit and the KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre (known as “The Marcia”).
This month’s finishes make great eye candy!
Three kindy quilts by Barb
Three kindy quilts by Sophie and Susan, who like to work as a team.
A kindy quilt (on the left) by Gillian and a Blanket of Love by Di C
A kindy quilt by Perdita
A kindy quilt by Susie
You might recall Kirstin’s knitted patchwork quilt, started last year, in softest fine cotton using delicate shades of lemon, green, tangerine and blue.
We had helped her lay out the squares into a pleasing pattern some time ago, then taken a photo of the layout and wrapped each block’s pieces in plastic wrap and numbered them. So even though the project had been put on hold for a little while it was a relatively easy matter for Kirstin to take up where she left off.
Another slow-burner (you know I’m a huge fan of the slow-burner myself!) is this pretty quilt Amanda’s working on. Today she added the first of two borders and I think this yellow is just perfect (being a huge fan of yellow in quilts too!). I can’t wait to see the final border soon.
We’re also eagerly anticipating the induction of our new minister, Michael Jensen, on 10th October. It’s been a whole year since Boak died and with the dedication of a beautiful plaque to his memory in the church on 1st September it’s now time for us to look to the future.
Finally, on a personal note, I’m anticipating two exciting arrivals this week. This little person, my new grandbaby, is due any day now, and I simply can’t wait to meet him/her!
And my daughter, Sarah, is arriving home from the US for a holiday. We’re going to have the best time!
Yes, that is a snake