Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Each Day is Precious








Just another Sunday at church - wild kangaroos who 'own' the grounds, and a young poinciana tree beginning to provide shade for cars to park under. Inside our humble concrete brick church Gracie, on guitar, Miss N, playing cajon 'drum', and Miss E on keyboard are practicing as part of the music team before church begins - (Master T preparing projector and sound).

'Just another Sunday' with quick snaps from my phone - except that it became the last Sunday for one of our church family, a single mum with two young children who inexplicably died Monday night, the same night a fatal hostage siege in Sydney saddened our country (in a Lindt cafe our twins have been to). 

 Each day is precious.....




Hobbs Heirloom Organic Cotton batting -
with scrim on the left, without scrim on the right.
(Both are the same colour,
there is just more shadow on the left.)
On the sewing front, I have completed a quilt top and back using my Wildwood organic fabrics, mixed with several other Cloud 9 organic fabrics.  I have sourced a second organic cotton batting which is 100% organic cotton with no scrim  - it looks and feels softer and smoother than the organic batting with scrim, even though both are produced by Hobbs. The batting without scrim requires closer quilting to keep it stable and is also more suitable for hand quilting. As with many cotton battings, both have flecks of plant matter through them.

Yesterday I carefully pre-washed and dried the 100% organic cotton batting following the instructions on the plastic wrapper. It is now even softer and wrinkle free. I'm looking forward to basting the quilt, hopefully tomorrow.






Finishing off with photos of Miss E junior. Yesterday her oldest brother, Master J, took her shopping to buy her own fishing rod, which of course she then had to try out! She caught a good size Garfish at the local jetty and was delighted. The fish was safely released back into the river.

Take care, and treasure the people in your life each day.


Sharing at WIP Wednesday.


21 comments:

✿ chica said...

Lindas fotos e aproveitar bem cada momento do dia é preciso! beijos,chica

DeniseinVA said...

That is a great week in your neck of the woods. Cute pic of Miss E with her new fishing rod and that first shot is a fun one too.

Erin said...

Oh no! and her precious children. Is there someone to love and care for them?!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

No obvious choice but there is some extended family in town, (and the father who has had some recent contact) however they may not be in a position to help long term. Very sad.

piecemakerquilts said...

The peak at your Wildwood quilt is so enticing - I love that fabric but had to stop myself from buying it because I just have so much fabric already !
that is sad news.

Giga said...

It's great that her daughter like performances and thus develop musically. The tragedy when children suddenly lose their mother. I think it will help. Regards.

geanina said...

very beautiful images!:)

Kim said...

How sad for the children and your church family. One never quite knows what tomorrow will bring. How peaceful life looks along the river bank with your family enjoying a spot of fishing.Your organic quilt is looking lovely.

Dirk Rosin said...

utrolig fine bilder !

Astrid Ka said...

I will Do!
Sincerly
Astrid

Chantille Fleur said...

So sorry to hear about your friend from church. How terrible!
The Sydney Siege was/is so horrifying and unimaginable. I still can't quite believe it happened. Another blog I follow was on holidays in Sydney last weekend and had been in the cafe with her two eldest children just the day before. Simply a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time for those poor poor people. It could have literally happened to anyone, which I think is part of the reason it has shaken everyone up so much.

Sarah xx

Fun60 said...

Cherish each moment. The horrific news from Pakistan and the slaughter of all the children there is beyond my comprehension.

Joy said...

Yes, there are many beautiful things to be thankful about, but many sad things too.

take care and be blessed always:)

diane b said...

Your family make up a big percentage of the music group. Sad news about the single mum. Poor children left.

Erica Sta said...

Sad to hear the News in our Radio about the Lindt Café in Sydney .... Sad about to read the single mum.
Yes, we must be thankful for each good day.

Cheers, Heidrun
... with catch a cold

SarahZ said...

I honestly avoid world news as much as possible, only scanning headlines mostly. My "motto" in this season has been simply "it is a sick old world" and I know the Healer is coming back and that right soon. Your admonition to appreciate those we can is one to heed indeed!! Love the kangaroos :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's wonderful to see images of your days, I so agree that each day is precious. It's interesting to hear your thoughts on organic batting.

Liz said...

Lovely images and a very sobering post.

Juliana said...

Yeah! You're right... each day.. also each photograph is priceless because of beauty and impermanence of our life... Have a great weekend!

xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Lisa Gordon said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a bright and beautiful New Year, Karen.

SewPsyched! said...

So true!! EVERY day! I am so very sorry to hear about the Mom who passed. And the Sydney hostage tragedy in conjunction, just makes my heart ache.
hugs to you and the family! Fishing with littles is always so awesome! XX!

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