We took a short trip away in the caravan this weekend, and I’m pleased to say that my new Christmas cushion has been completed with time to spare. The front was stitched quite some time ago, I seem to recall, then it was tucked away and forgotten. When I found it again, I did a little hand quilting on the front, and finished up the cushion just this week. This is a Bronwyn Hayes, Red Brolly design.
Made for the caravan
Gemma stretched out on the narrow window ledge
My Christmas cushions
I also stitched up terylene curtains for the bathroom window, for day time privacy, although we have a blind for evenings. Our previous van had a venetian blind in the bathroom which was very useful.
New curtain needed for the bathroom window
Spotted through the caravan window, a rabbit. Although they look cute, they are classed as pests and were introduced animals here in New Zealand, without any natural predators. Gemma was snoozing so didn’t notice him out the window at all.
We had a fairly “close to home” trip away this weekend, and took the opportunity to call in and see Yvonne, our cats breeder, and show her how Gemma was developing. She was given the seal of approval and said she was a lovely Birman indeed, and true to type. Then we were taken out to the cattery to see the newest arrivals. This cute little baby seal point boy is a half brother to our Gemma, and will have a great life when he grows up, as Yvonne will be keeping him to use for stud.
New baby Birman
We had a nice weekend away. I kept myself busy doing hand quilting and knitting, completed writing some Christmas Cards, while Robin had a couple of meetings to attend in Palmerston North. And the bonus was that we took Gemma around to meet up with Yvonne, her breeder, her first visit back since we took her home as a young kitten.
Two of Yvonne’s breeding females