Saturday 15 June 2013

Saturday, Sun and Saving.

It has been a glorious day, some gardening, some laundry, some letter reading and a walk with Ben. Then the skies clouded up, turned black and down came the rain, just as I finished the ironing, excellent timing.

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


  1. Love the quilt, such pretty colours Pam. Also like the iffits menu-brilliant!

    1. Iffits was very tasty, cubes of left over roast Lamb,diced red onion, carrot and potato in minted gravy. Topped with garlic mashed potato with leeks and cheese.

  2. I love your quilt with such lovely colours. I' trying my first sewing!
    Have a nice Sunday, dear.

    1. Thank you, I will enjoy my Sunday. happy sewing.

  3. Love the quilt Pam, it's lovely and bright. Enjoy your vintage day out

    1. We have had to cancel our day out, we have visitors, lovely friends rang last night for a chat so we invited them to lunch.

  4. I sometime have iffits but never seem to enjoy them .!!
    Lovely quilt
    Cheers to your friend
    Off now to see if I can find the translate on Nina's blog

    1. Nina left a comment here also, the translation is very disjointed but I got the gist of it. I work with some Portuguese so I am going to get a translation to post on her blog.


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