Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Where is Vaughn when I need him?????

Dearest Mom and Dad

What with a HUGE huntsman in the bathroom...............................


Packing up stuff..................


moving furniture..................


rolling up the Persians....................... (No, we are not moving back to South Africa, I just had the carpets cleaned)

 
flowers being delivered.....................


the advanced copy of our book arriving......................

 
I missed him.
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jenny

Friday, November 22, 2013

A birthday lunch............

Dearest Mom and Dad
Pam, who I met years ago,( shortly after immigrating) turned 60! As a gift we made her a picnic rug - and added a photo of us as a label.....................


The little picnic rug - all rolled up with a handy handle!!


I don't get to meet with this little sewing group as much anymore - but I wish I did - they have been knitting tea cosies !! I LOVE this rose one - remember when we battled so much with the pattern when I was with you last??


A cute pompom one!!!!


A close up of the roses!!


 Irene and her husband love to garden....................


an orchid................


their veggie patch - which yielded 6 delicious looking miellies!!


Tomatoes.............................


And last but definitely not least - Irene and Paul have recently adopted Leroy from "Paws" - oh Mom, you would love him. What a character, I wanted to take him home!!!


Vaughn was due home so I made a mushroom, asparagus and prawn risotto for dinner.

 
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jenny

Monday, November 18, 2013

A weather event and a walk amongst the trees............

Dearest Mom and Dad
.....................down memory lane - Oros and Fritos...................

 
Then the weather decided to put on a show - so we covered the cars with quilts and towels............


There was hail.....................


Thank goodness we covered the cars................


....................because the hail stones got a bit bigger - not as big as Maroochydore - they were the size of tennis balls......................


On Sunday we woke up so early - we can't seem to sleep in - we went out for brekkie.................


........................and then we went for a walk along the path at the back of our house along the creek...............


....................after the rain the smell was lovely........................


...........its a pretty walk...................


....................beautiful trees and so quiet.....................


.......................our house is on the other side of the trees - you can see the evidence of the "weather event' a few months ago.............


.........................the colours .....................


............................and the poo bag!!!!

 
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Jenny

Friday, November 15, 2013

The week that was...............

Dearest Mom and Dad
Well, my last two weeks were busy ones - spending most of it at the Patchwork Angel teaching crazy.
I found some Quality Street chocolates on sale at Woolies - they smelt of my childhood in South Africa...............................


I am soooooooooo fortunate to teach crazy many lovely women - all of whom have become fiends - most of them have been coming to my classes for 3 years and more.....
Lorrae, Gail, Cindy, Cheryl and Debs - the Thursday class.


It was a week of dinners with friends too - an impromptu dinner on Thursday night turned into a rowdy party of which Carol would have loved. We remembered her and raised our glasses..........................


Cathy, Margret and Jane - dinner on Wednesday night - Cathy bought me a beautiful bunch of roses - it was lovely to drink to Carol with them as they have met her and enjoyed her company.


Choc, cake and tea to end an evening with friends - I have discovered this tea from Africa from the "Teza Estate" called African B.O.P - its such a lovely tea, Mom. You should look into it.


Strange that on Friday night George spent a lot of his time like this - looking out the window for Vaughn. Do you think its possible that dogs sense things? Did he know that Vaughn was coming home - he does not normally do this.


Sunflowers from Debs - Carol was remembered.


I have spent very little time in my sewing room - but I have a few things in my head so I need to get in there.

 
I missed you terribly this week.
Al my love
Jenny
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

A lovely day..........

Dearest Mom and Dad
oh wow, what a day! I got to see Georgia and Harriet - the twin girls born 6 weeks prem......................... aren't they beautiful - lying snuggly under a quilt made by their Nan............


Sue - proud Nan with Georgia............


A kiss......................on a soft precious head.........................Cat, their mother, said such a beautiful thing - she said they smell "delicious"......................

 
After seeing the babies and Cat sue took me for a high tea for my birthday!!


Everything was so pretty........................


A Suffolk puff cushion or two........


....................lovely table settings...............


Oh my gosh - a toilet roll doll - I have not seen one of these in years................


The toilet was pretty too.....................


Vintage napkins...........lace tablecloths.........


A lamp made from an old mixer - that's recycling for you.....................


Our table......................


One of the bite size delicious goodies...............

 
Friends - they make me miss you a little less.
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jenny