Thursday, 24 February 2011

It's been a while...again!

I can hardly believe that it has been over a year since I wrote on my blog.  It seems to have been a busy year but I don't actually have much to show for it. 

We had our ensuite totally ripped out and a brand spanking new one put in during Jan/Feb.  It's a lovely light room now, which we definitely couldn't say before.

We went to Melbourne in April to the Australasian Quilt Convention.  I did a 2 day class with Rosalie Dace, which I enjoyed very much.

We had a wonderful trip to South Africa in May, with a couple of days in Zambia to see Victoria Falls.  We came back with some magic memories and lots of photos of wild animals.  We managed to see all of the 'big five' and quite a lot of others as well.  My MS didn't give me too much trouble except for the fatigue.

We lost our beautiful fur-child in July.  He developed what the vet first thought was an abcess in his lower jaw, but it turned out to be cancer.  He was 19 years old.  Trev the Wondercat, we still miss you.

Another short trip at the beginning of October, to Adelaide for the inaugaral Australian Machine Quilter's Festival.  I really enjoyed myself - I had lectures with Kim Brunner, Pam Clarke and Anne Bright, and managed to spend a bit at the vendor's market.

We are in the midst of organising to have our kitchen totally renovated.  I think it will be happening at the end of March.  It was due to be starting next week but there's been a delay in delivery of some of the stuff we want.  That's okay - it gives me more time to empty all the cupboards!

I'll finish up with a photo of Trev in one of his favourite spots, sleeping in a sunbeam on a nice warm quilt!


Sally Westcott said...

Welcome back! i've missed your posts.

All that travel is a really good excuse though.


Melinda said...

Sorry to hear about Trev. It's sad isn't it.

Edie said...

Welcome Back. Its great to see you!!
Cheers Edith

quiltjude said...

what a lovely post, and your cat is adorable, love the quilt too! :)