My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Thursday, September 20, 2018


Gosh, it's already 2 weeks since my last post - I can't believe time has flown by so quickly!
There's a lot of happiness around here at the moment; the sort that fills your heart so much that you're sure it will burst ♥
Is it because I've bordered my Scottie dog and he's nearly ready to be made into a cushion?
Is it because I finished another wee cardie?
Is it because I whipped up a wheatbag for DIL's aching muscles?
Or maybe because ED wanted in on the wheatbag action and requested an extra long shoulder-to-shoulder one?
Maybe it's because quilting is progressing on Lily's quilt?


Maybe it's because our son and his family have finally moved back to New Zealand!!
The happy event took place less than a week ago and we are still getting used to seeing them most days. They've moved into the other house on the farm, just over the hill from us.
How cool is this - their first morning here - the girls still in their pyjamas coming out to 'help' me feed the calves.
Tail catching.
They've since got proper farm clothes!
And imagine this.... two small girls waving at Gandad as he gets the herd in!!
(Enlarge the photo to see the cows)
It's a wonder I'm getting anything else done at all, isn't it :-)
I thought I'd finish with this beautiful Giant Hyacinth which is opening out at the moment. A sign that Spring is well and truely on its way :-)

Happy stitches ♥


Janet O. said...

Oh, happy days ahead for Grandma! What wonderful news! Love the shot of them helping you in their jammies. :)
I expect to be seeing a lot of those cuties in your future posts. And you have been busy in so many other ways, too!
Curious about something--does working with the wheat not bother you? I haven't scooped, or poured, or even opened a container of wheat in 3 1/2 years.

Fiona said...

How wonderful and a great reason to be so busy... and lots of lovely projects happening too... your quilt is looking lovely....

I'm interested why Janet would ask about the wheat …..


loulee said...

How wonderful to have you family so close.

gz said...

Busy lady....and sensible family getting back to NZ! Lovely to see all your good news

Michelle Ridgway said...

Ohhh yipee! I am sooooo happy for you! How wonderful that you are all now together again.......I do love all your lovely projects but I think those family pics are the winners xxx

Teresa said...

Your life is so full of happy thigs. I know how very precious it is to have your children close by. I have three children and 11 grandkids with a twelth on the way due to arrive in October. My youngest daughter lives in my parent home, which is practically my back yard. They got it as a fixer upper and turned it into a beautiful home. My son lives about 3 miles from my house and my eldest daughter lives about 25 miles away. I am blessed.

Maria said...

No wonder you're sew happy.... great having all your family close... I'm surprised you got any sewing done the photos.

KaHolly said...

I have goosebumps clear down to my toes! So happy for you!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

How lovely for you & your hubby! It's great they are so close now & you'll enjoy being involved with the little ones so much. And... you can hand them back at the end of the day!

Jenny said...

No wonder you are happy, having that delightful family so close by.

retdairyqueen said...

Wonderful for you all
So nice to have the family close by

Needled Mom said...

Life could not be better than having everyone home again. I do understand how busy life becomes with so much activity, but it is well worth it.

Leeanne said...

Oh Raewyn you & the Mr have much to be happy about! To have your all your family so close.....pure bliss!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Enjoy the grands! Our son and his family live in the 2nd house on our farm. We see the grandson all the time. Farming is much better when there are grandchildren .

Chantal said...

Oh how wonderful! You have managed to make so many lovely things despite being so busy on the farm! Enjoy your son and his family being home! It sure is the cherry on top of a happy time for you!

Mystic Quilter said...

So pleased you'll have the family nearby - very handy for baby sitting duties! The wheat bags would have been very welcome I'm sure, aching muscles are no fun!

Suz J said...

Yay! I'm sure you are pleased to have all the kids - big and small - so close to home!

kiwikid said...

So wonderful to see the family back home, you are going to have such fun with the little ones close by now. You have been working on lots of beautiful projects Raewyn, that hyacinth is beautiful.

Karen S said...

HI Raewyn. I wouldn't worry about the time in between posts. Look at me taking a week to leave a comment for you!
Looks like you been kept busy on many fronts. How lovely to have your family back at home again and so close by. I can see you getting your grandie fix every day!
Love seeing all that you have been working on. It is surprising that in the middle of everything we do that some stitching still gets done.
Keep having a great time.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

How lovely to have your son and family so close!!! You have so many pretty projects on the go, I don't know how you do it all! xx