Friday, 11 March 2016


.......was rather a busy day here with people coming and going all day. First thing in the morning at 7am it was our weekly KYB (Bible study) group. About 10am the Gumnut Angels starting arriving for our monthly day of making quilts for those who need to know someone is thinking of them, for whatever reason. Other members of our group donate fabric to us, and it is an interesting exercise to make scrap quilts with this. Especially when there are a few opinions flying around too!

This is a box where we have stored "partly pieced" donated items, and it has been sitting around for ages. It is usually easier to make something from the start, rather than to finish off what someone has started, or had leftover from a project. Sometimes we can easily see why it was discarded!!

This is what we found yesterday in the box, and ideas were soon flowing as to how to make use of these pieces. Bit of a jigsaw puzzle trying to work out what to do next, and then try to coordinate it with fabric that we have in the stash!

Early in the morning I received a message from my cousin and her husband who live near Melbourne to see if I was home, so they could call in on their way through town. So about 11am I fitted in a quick chat and coffee out in the pergola, and then a tour of the renos before they left.

I finished my custom quilt that was on Max,  loaded an Angels quilt on the machine and then it was lunch time.

And  mid afternoon, that bus load of about 40 ladies who were in town for the State CWA conference arrived to watch Max working and see what the Angels were doing.

Someone else had the camera for me, and it looks like I was busy telling them something in the photo below, and then below that Helen is explaining something else in the next room. We must have both been making a point with our hands up??

 And all too soon it was time for them to get back on the bus for the next stop. Thanks for stopping by ladies. I noticed CWA badges that stated they were from Tanunda, Ceduna, and Whyalla, so lots of them travelled a fair way for the conference. There were more towns, but I did not have time to catch up with them all.

This morning I have done some paperwork and loaded another quilt, and processed another quilt that was delivered, and been to the shops for food for the weekend.

I was a tad excited this morning about the weekend ahead, but then I received a phonecall with tragic news which has taken me down. The daughter of long time good friends, who has been battling cancer for 8 months now, passed away yesterday. She was in her early 40's, and leaves behind a husband and a nearly 3 year old son. I feel so upset for the family, and my prayers are for them, and it is one of those times when you have to ask "why". I know we can't see the big picture and I just have to trust and know that one day we will understand.

That's all the newsfromjude for today. I will be back with progress reports and a few more quilts soon.

Blessings, From Jude


Susan Smith said...

Yesterday was certainly packed full. You must have just flopped into bed and slept like a baby. Sad news about your friend's daughter. Take care.

Michele Hill said...

What a day of highs and lows……I still question "why" and did especially in my years at the Women's & Children's nursing terminally ill children. So glad you had that lovely visit from all those CWA ladies though! Hugs x