Well it's a funny day today, one minute it is raining the next lovely sunshine. My husband is dismantling our greenhouse so that I can have a summerhouse, somewhere to sit and sew and listen to the birds and smell the lovely flowers. So that is our next project, it will probably take us all summer but we don't mind we love to work together to make our home a lovely place to be. I have been reading some of the posts on my favourite blogs and there really are some very lovely people out there, I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoy meeting people this way, there are so many talented people who are so generous with their time it makes me feel humble. I am now off to bake some scones which my husband and son will appreciate and then with a bit of luck I will sit down a sew!!!
Well off we went in my little car on our journey to Malvern for the quilt show. Once we got there our first port of call was of course The Ladies Loo for all ladies of a certain age this is a must. Our second was a Cup of coffee also a must before you start although why you empty out one end then fill up again is a mystery. We sat at the base of the Malvern Hills which are beautiful but on this day they were covered by a mist so I could not take photo's for you. Then we finally got inside and Oh My Goodness what lovely sights, quilts everywhere and goodies too, well a lot of those goodies came home with us we all have some lovely patterns and fabrics to look at and stroke for a while. The halls were full with all these ladies fighting to get to the front of the stalls it reminded me of the first day of Harrods Sale which is always televised. Everything of course settles down and everybody is able to get a look at everything, I cleaned out my purse and there will still lots of goodies I wanted to buy, never mind it is on again in October so we will all start saving again. On the way home we ate sweets, giggled and talked about our purchases so a good day was had by all.
We are off to Malvern Quilt Festival tomorrow Thursday, thats Kathleen, Elaine and me, we go every year and it is wonderful. First of all the fesitival is held at the bottom of the Malvern Hills which are glorious, The Three Counties Showground nestles in the valley so it is a really pretty setting. The quilts on show are always brilliant and there are lots of booths selling lots of fabrics so my purse will be full at the beginning and very nearly empty on the journey home. Ther will be buttons and ribbon and patterns and books and all the things a quilter loves. Cannot wait!
This little darling is Callum William John Rhodes and on Sunday I was in church to see him christened, he was such a good boy he slept most of the time and was actually started to snore. I love this service it is so special and everybody loves to see a baby so the whole congregation enjoyed him too. After the service we went back to Callums home and enjoyed meeting all the family we had'nt seen for a long time and had a good old natter. The sun shone and we were able to sit outside to eat and celebrate this new baby into our family, What Joy!
On Friday last week I watched a programme about Madelaine McCann, you must all of heard of her, she is the little girl who was taken from her bedroom while on holiday with her parents in Portugal, it is now 2years since this little girl disappeared and to watch this family talk about her was really painful. The McCann family live in a village in Leicester and Gerry McCann is a Dr. at our local hospital, they have two other children and they are trying their best to bring them up so that this awful happening does not spoil their lives, that must be so hard. It makes me feel so helpless, there must be someone out there who knows where Madeleine is I would hope that they have enough compassion to let her parents have peace.