Janet Forbes and I are both recipients of the award, Janet runs the programme in the Drug Treatment Unit - and of course, we both acknowledge the fact there is a team of people making this possible; other tutors, people who keep the fabric storeroom organised and others who do the fund raising plus the quilters from all over the country who donate fabric so generously - I just happened to be the President of Wellington guild all those years ago when it was suggested that we offer to teach at the prison. I recall that after just three weeks of the proposed six week course I realised I couldn't just walk away and I made sure the incoming President knew that I was happy to carry on. I confess to feeling a bit of a fraud being rewarded for doing something I'm passionate about!
Anyway, Leeann, bless her, posted this news yesterday, so again, thank you Leeann. I also want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and being a superstitious soul, can't do that before midnight! Comes from celebrating new year for so many years in Gisborne with some wonderful Scottish friends; many great memories there!
I have managed a small finish, my little white and bright strippy is now quilted - finally - by hand, using white in the white strips, it even has the binding on.
It won't have escaped your notice that the Guild got the colours just right - here's another example of my non-pink garden -
It's been an expensive time at the vets lately, both cats are on special diets, Basil for overactive thyroid and Floyd for kidney trouble - they don't think much of their food though, this is the look I get now when I fill their bowls -
It appears I have seen in the new year, so I'll get off to bed it's ten to one on New Year's Day! and to close, here is a photo taken by Phil on Boxing Day out at the Wainui coast just before the rain and winds came back.
Happy New Year, good health and happiness to all.