An old friend wrote to me to let me know that she is back home from a few years working her way round Spain. She went out there on a working holiday 4 years ago after a painful divorce and stayed, she was working at a pet rescue center and loved it.
We are meeting next weekend, I am really excited. My letter was 9 pages! and she filled in lots of details including a raid on a puppy farm when they stole all the breeding bitches and the puppies. Every single dog was rehomed within a year, wonderful. The police and welfare organisation were then involved and the place was closed down.
One thing that struck me as a very good idea was one of the ways she restored herself after the divorce, every day she wrote in a diary a list of 5 things to be grateful for. At first it would take ages to find 5 but as time went on, and with lots of thanks to her work, she would get her list done in minutes.
I have decided to borrow this and start it today, so my 5 for today are as follows,
1. My good health.
2. Michael, Francesca and James.
3. Junior and Kaitlyn.
4. My Grandmothers teaching.
5. The Internet.
I tried to compile a list of things that I am ungrateful for, I got stuck after My Big Feet.
I can lose weight, My hair can be any colour I like. I can dress in whatever clothes that I want to. I can read any book see any film and listen to any music.
Unlike a large proportion of the worlds population.
This is the baby quilt that I made last week, and I have just noticed that it is upside down. the pattern is called Tumbling Charms.
I backed it with this lovely print and used a striped fabric for the binding.
The fabrics are from Bonnie & Camille for Moda and the Quilt tutorial can be found on the Missouri Star Quilt Co. web site.
I am off to make a start on dinner, we are having "iffits" tonight, If it is in the fridge I will cook it.
BTW, when I shopped I wanted to buy dessicated coconut, I went to 3 shops who had empty space where it should have been, Francesca went to Lynn today and got me some from Sainsburys, I wonder if everyone is eating coconut cake this week!
I am adding it to a bread and butter pudding with diced apricots and flaked almonds just to make a change, I will put a little cinnamon and ginger in as well.
There is a Vintage Fun Day in Sutton Bridge tomorrow and we will go and have a look at that,
I have no idea what it will be like but it is good to support local events.
That is all from me today, so it is TTFN Pam