Friday, April 25

A Lovely Anzac Day Story.....

In keeping with Anzac day, I'd like to share this lovely story...
Now I'm not too good at writing a story so please bear with me and know that it is written with great heartfelt respect for the family and their soldier who fought in the second world war....
 
 
The story starts way back in the early fifties,...when we first arrived in Australia, my father bought a deceased estate on a large block of land.
Fast forward to when I grew up and married. 50 or so years ago, my father sold us the old house in the photo with a portion of the land he had bought.
Dh set about clearing the back of the block to build us a new home.
 While doing so he found a war ID tag, I remember the day as though it was yesterday. Dh was so excited when he showed it to me....he said one day he would find who owned the ID tag and return it to it's owner / family.
 
Well years passed, raising a young family, we moved several times, and only just recently while sorting through Dh's shed I came across the ID tag. 
There it was safely kept in the old tobacco tin....I'm sure Dh would have looked at it many times as he carefully moved it from house to house.
 
Now I have made it my mission to find the family and return it to them.
With many hours on the computer and  Mr.. Google's help I found who the soldier was, the town he was born and when he enlisted.  According to the records he was only 15 when he enlisted into the Army....
Through one of my embroidery friends, who also had lived in the same town, and as it happens worked in that same town with one of the family members I was able to contact them....
 
I am just waiting now to arrange a meet up with the family and return their family members ID tag... I believe they should have in their keep.
It's just sad that Dh never had the opportunity it do it himself...
 
Thank you.....♥
 
P.S.    it's amazing how over the years, there was always that connection through one of my friends and we didn't know it....
 

Thursday, April 24

ANZAC DAY.......In Memory of our Fallen....

In memory of our fallen,
 
 
On April 25, 1915 at 4.28am soldiers from the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landed at Gallipoli in Turkey. 
 Thousands of lives were lost that day and in the months that followed but from that tragic conflict the true character of our nation was revealed and the ANZAC Spirit was born.
 
At the going down of the sun
and in the morning.
We will remember them....
 
 

Thursday, April 17

Progressing nicely.....my teddies...

Progressing slowly....nearly three rows done now....
I've had to rearrange the spare bedroom that's right near the sewing room , just so I could spread the quilt out as it grows.
When it's finished I will count the pieces, just out of curiosity and also add to the label...
 
♥♥♥♥♥
 
I'm in the process of writing the teddies names on them, I have many......DGD asked me too, so that when she talks to them she will know their names....I think she already knows but, .(just between you and I, she will inherit them one day)......
Above is Splatt and Jemma, Jemma has eyelashes.....so cute...
....and here is Sarah and Thomas. I made them all during my Teddy bear making days, all made in beautiful soft German Mohair..
 
I'm off outside to get some fresh air....I've been in the sewing room all day...
 
Have a wonderful weekend, stay safe.......Happy Easter....

Wednesday, April 16

Found at my front Door..

Look what was waiting for me at my front door yesterday....It was like finding a rare treasure at my front door...
Old quilting books dating back to the 1980's....
A dear patchwork friend had told me  she had some old quilt patterns that she thought I might like, and would drop them off to me one day ....but oh my gosh....this is a treasure of old quilting books.
Just a quick look through them I can see several that I would love to make....
These ones on the cover stood out and spoke to me first off...look, this one  is a 10th Anniversary issue...
Doesn't this one look very modern.....how would this one go in Kaffe fabrics....perhaps in 1930's or CW fabrics for me...
Can you see the price ticket on the mag...a whole $5.50
...and this one is stunning....
I'm sure there are a lot more in the mags that I will love to make...
 
Well, these will keep me busy for a long long time, that's for sure.
 
Thank you Margaret...I love and appreciate these so much...
 
Have a wonderful day.....♥

Monday, April 14

DWR...a little progress..

Not a lot to write about, except this DWR is a lot of work...and to show this little bit of progress...
I'm finding it really awkward to press as I go along....especially along the length of each row.
Two rows nearly done six more rows to go!!
 
Back to it......