Last month I was given this book by my parents. It has been a mammoth effort by some members of the Heinicke family to put this together, and makes for interesting reading. I can't imagine how my great great grandparents sailed from Germany, about 1863, down around the cape of Africa and across to Adelaide with 3 young children, the youngest only months old! Just amazing, and then packing their belongings in a wagon and travelling to the Barossa to make a new life.
It was interesting to find out the the family once owned the Freeling Hotel, which featured in the film "McLeod's Daughters".
These are my great grandparents, Phillip and Lydia Heinicke, who moved to Monarto, where they brought up 12 children. The 10th child was my grandmother, Helene Gertrude (Gertie), who married Les Pearson and moved to a farm at Brinkley, near Murray Bridge. This is the farm that I grew up on, and is still managed by my brother
This is a photo of my grandmother, taken just before she turned 20.
And this is my grandparents wedding photo.
From the history to the present, a few photos of my family taken recently............
And while still on the topic of family, I have a few photos of the wedding that I attended on Saturday.
The bride is my niece on my husband's side of the family. The wedding was held under a large tree at a winery at Currency Creek, near Strathalbyn. It was a beautiful venue in perfect weather.
Dessert was an Eton Mess, which was really a lot of meringues, with cream and strawberries, that was almost 2 metres long!!
It was a lovely wedding, and a good chance to catch up with family that I don't see very often. Although this was a wedding on my husband's side of the family, it is also on my side of the family too. It sounds complicated, but really means that 2 brothers married 2 cousins.
I think that might cover a lot about family, all in one blog post. I have switched Max off for the night, after finishing the last quilt that I needed to get done for the exhibition this month. The next couple of days will be spent helping GD1 with a sewing project that she wants to do, and also more preparation work in the garden. I will be back soon with another post and some exciting news that I have to share.
I had a good day yesterday with the Appraisal panel followed by some shopping and a visit to see mum and dad. Now I am at my cousin's place "watching the world go by", while Helen waters the garden, until time to get dressed for the wedding. H and H have an impressive garden and the perfume of flowers fills the air. I am being inspired to get to work in mine when I get home. A few photos of their garden. Enjoy.
My view from the swing seat that I am sitting on to post this.
Picking produce and straight to the kitchen to be prepared for lunch, in picture below.
Helen's collection of African Violets under the light inside.
You can't beat fresh peas, straight from the garden!.
I am being spoiled as lunch is about to be served outside under the verandah. This is the life! Bye for now.
I thought I better do a post of newsfromjude today, before another week goes by again. I am sitting here in the chair by the fire, and have decided to "shut the shop" for the rest of the day.
After the temperature reaching just over 30 deg only 2 days ago, today it has dropped down to 16, and I am feeling the cold again. I finished the big custom, and then did 2 allovers yesterday, and loaded another custom, which will now wait until next week. Today it was time to get some of those other overdue jobs done, which included a car wash, and watering the garden. Things are getting very dry and the rain that we were so blessed with over winter, has suddenly stopped. And I have also been packing my bag for a few days away, and searching the wardrobe for "cocktail attire" for the wedding??
First quilt was made by Jean, with Kaffe Fasset fabrics and custom quilted.
Erica made this quilt, called Dancing Daisies, in one of the Mystery retreats. It was quilted allover with a pattern called 30's Flower, as the fabrics were 30's prints.
Kerryn made this quilt, and it was quilted allover with a leaf pattern. The wadding was a thick poly that Kerryn had, so the result is very puffy.
This is another quilt made by Kerryn, using a jelly roll. This was quilted with Debs Swirls.
Jenny had a lot of little leftover pieces from another project, and decided to piece them all together and made this table runner. Well done Jenny.
This is another table runner made by Jenny, which was custom quilted.
I quilted angels either side of the gold star, and presents under the trees........
..........................and crosshatched the centre rectangle.
The border pattern has trees with stars in between.
Another small quilt made by Jenny, and quilted with an allover pattern called Cotton Candy.
This pretty quilt made by Lorraine, had some tiny embroidered blocks and was custom quilted.