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Monday, October 31, 2016

Two Birthday Cushions–Delivered

It was a day out in the country for us on Sunday, when we drove up to the tiny rural hamlet of Kiwitea to have lunch with the family.  Passing by paddocks (fields) of bright yellow flowers – we presume that this is a canola crop.

Out in the country

The two grand-daughters were celebrating their birthdays, and I had a big parcel for each of them.  Almost too big to carry!

All wrapped up and ready to be delivered

Emma’s birthday was a few days ago, and she happily ripped the paper of the parcel.  I think she likes it!  What she doesn’t know is that I made the cushion from extra blocks from her new horse quilt, which is currently getting commercially quilted at the moment.

Happy with her large cushion

There is no doubt that Emma is a horse lover – wonder how many horse photos she has on her bedroom wall.

New cushion on Emma’s bed

Younger grand-daughter Megan came home for lunch and although there were several days to go till her actual birthdate, she just couldn't wait.  Off came the paper in a flash.  Yes, another happy birthday girl.  Megan flats in the town, and has since sent a “snap chat” photo showing her new cushion on her bed.

Megan likes her cushion too

After lunch I had to borrow a pair of gum boots (Wellingtons) to walk over the squelchy paddocks for a meet and greet with the horses.  This is always a requirement when we come up to the family small holding.  First we said hello to Fire Dancer, Emma’s foal.  We took carrots out for the horses  and they were gently taken from our hands.

Emma with Fire Dancer

Then to another paddock to check out Fire Dancer’s Mum, Sonata.  She had recently torn her leg but seems to be recovering well now.

Emma, Sonata and Robin

We had a lovely day catching up with them all, and a tasty lunch.  The bags of licorice we took up were pounced on with glee, not sure how long they will last.  Then it was time to say our goodbyes, and head back home.  Another lovely family day in the country.


Nancy J said...

Cushions, but another quilt to come, that will be a wonderful gift. Horses, foals,and gumboots. they are essentials in summer or winter.

Jenny said...

We always forget to take our gumboots up with us when we go for a visit. Being townies, we don't really wear them at home.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Of course they lived their cushions - they turned out beautifully! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love your cushions! They look like the perfect gifts for your granddaughters!

Kate said...

Beautiful cushions, Jenny! Sounds like a wonderful day with the family.

Raewyn said...

So lovely to see your GDs reactions to their gifts :-)

Maria said...

Thank you for sharing your cushion gift giving... lovely to see the big smiles on your GDs faces when they opened there parcels...oh Emma is really going to surprised when she receives her special quilt....
What a lovely day out with the family.

Jenny said...

Thank you all, for your kind words. I'm so glad that the girls liked their big cushions.

Janice said...

Im glad the girls liked their cushions. Emma will be surprised when she gets the rest of her "set".