We have just spent several days up here in sunny Hawkes Bay. The weather has been great, and we have been able to spend some time catching up with rellies. My sister Kathleen and her family have recently moved house, so it was nice to see their new home. And it was great to see some of my hand crafted gifts which I had made for Kathleen some years ago in the new home. Like the “Hargreaves Family Tree” which I made to celebrate Kathleen and Dennis’s 45th Wedding Anniversary. The fruit on the tree signifies their four children, and each leaf has the name of the grandchildren.
Folded across the foot of the bed was the Healing Heart quilt I made for my sister ten years ago when she was suffering ongoing health problems and was in and out of hospital. I machine appliquéd all the heart blocks then sent them to family members for them to write a message on. When I received the heart blocks back from everyone, the nine patch blocks were added, and I appliquéd hearts onto the border. It was so nice to see these things used and appreciated.
The four of us went to the “world famous in Hawkes Bay” Rush Munro Ice-cream Parlour where we all enjoyed an ice-cream sundae sitting outside in the courtyard. It was great to catch up with them again and spend some time together.