Thursday, April 21, 2011

Queensland Floods, Cyclones and the Kindness of Quilters

Early in March I was introduced to some of the Noosa 'Wallace House' Quilters! They were getting another day underway and busily making up quilts for Charity. With the recent floods and Cyclone Yasi, many families have suffered great loss and devastation. The quilts put together by groups and individuals all over the country have been donated to families who have been in need of a quilting hug! It's the little things that mean so much and the thought that someone out there cares enough to want to make a difference can and does help cope with such enormous losses.

It's very encouraging and uplifting to see so many stitchers getting involved with helping those of us who at some time in our lives might need a little love - it can happen to any one of us!
I especially remember a day in Leeton (NSW ) following our evacuation after CycloneTracey! Crossing the road with four young children, they promptly had hysterics when it started to rain and the three screaming children ran through the traffic straight into a fabric shop - much to the astonishment of the two ladies in residence (and my horror). After calming the children, the kindly ladies gave my youngest daughter a huge, brightly coloured and beautifully made clown complete with vinyl boots- they had it on the counter to sell I believe - a gift to this day much loved! I'll never ever forget their gentleness to the children and the kindness shown to me, despite thinking we were crackers on arrival!!!

Donations of fabric make the Quilts possible. Time and Friendship makes them all happen!


Secret Friends have been busy again - little fingers sewing and cooking!


Wandering out onto the verandah with an early morning cup of coffee! Looks like a day to spend at home!

Guess Norm will have to find his own breakfast - these borders just HAVE to get put on and this was just the day for it!

Barney & I enjoyed a quiet morning
of therapy, whilst Norm hunted
around for his missing sock!

Took a few minutes to do the laundry -
I don't think Barney's in there ..............

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