I received a lovely package in the mail this week. Mel and I did a magazine swap. I sent her some Australian quilting magazines and she sent me a lovely assortment of American magazines, along with some country Christmas FQ's and a lovely card (that would make a great quilt). Thank you so much Mel!! I've only had time for a quick glance, but am really looking forward to getting stuck in to the Quilters' Home with Mark Lipinski. A dear friend Lurline brought one back from America last year and I thought it was great. Will have to see what I need to do for a subscription. I'm also looking forward to trying some of the recipes in the Family Circle. Lurline has also made some cute fabric baskets. There is a great tutorial here from Pink Penguin. I'm planning on trying it for Christmas.
We have had a really cold, wet week but the sun is shining today and it will be a lovely 25C. My oldest daughter Jessica is coming for a visit this afternoon. She's been in and out of hospital this week with what is most likely to be glandular fever - tests so far have been inconclusive but it takes a few weeks for the antibodies to become detectable. She's on the mend but really tired, and just so happy to not have a fever. Hannah's been off school a couple of days as well with a vague virus (headache and tummy ache) and the doctor basically shrugged her shoulders and prescribed rest etc. And my Corbie has a cold and a pulled muscle. I remember this sort of thing happening when they were little fairy princesses - all sick at once. It's never easy when your kids are sick, but it is better when they can help look after themselves - but I still have the worry lines. I'm the Mom, it's my job.
Time is running away with me so better sign off until next time!! Thanks for visiting!