We have already had so much fun discussing plans with the children using Skype. We have also sent pictures via email. The wonders of technology, enabling us to continue the wonderful friendships we have with our loved ones. We would all be lost without it.
The weather seems to be one of the main topics of the week, with such beautiful blue skies and the emerging of signs of Spring all around. It has been a real blessing enabling so many little jobs to get done and a renewed vigour for some of the larger jobs to be started. It has also been a joy to see so many visitors to the croft.
A determined effort has been made on Hectors quilt as it is only 4 weeks until we leave our Island paradise and once again head South to visit our beloved family and then onto Florida to celebrate my 60th Birthday.
As you can see still a long way to go, particularly as it all hand stitched but I am hopeful. If only I could stay away from the windows...
There is an Arctic blast anticipated the media have named the Beast from the East, so I hope you are able to keep warm and dry. I have just made scotch broth and have a mixed seed loaf just out of the oven if you want to stay and chat for awhile.
See you soon.
I am sure that you will all love the railway and have a lot of fun with it! Hope you have a wonderful time on your travels for your 60th, it is very exciting!!ReplyDelete
What a great railway, I think Gerard will get as much pleasure out of that as the grandchildren will. How lovely seeing so much wildlife around the croft, especially all the bunny rabbits, I'd be permanently at the windows with so much to see.ReplyDelete
Gerard and the grandchildren are going to have lots of fun. How exciting a trip away for your 60th.ReplyDelete
Your handiwork is so lovely. I have yet to learn to quilt. There is so much I want to learn, but I feel like my daily chores keep me from anything now-a-days.ReplyDelete
Spring is my favorite season and I always look forward to it. Love that quilt!ReplyDelete
I had to look up scotch broth. Good thing I did as I was thinking “butterscotch.” 🙂ReplyDelete
Oh the grands are going to enjoy the trains and all the scenery. What good fun for all that will be.
Arrrrrgh....I wanna come and play....I love model railways.ReplyDelete
Hector's quilt is looking amazing....such wonderful bright colours.
Are you expecting heavy snow? I'm hoping ours turns up tomorrow.
My father had a railroad system in his basement, it went all over the room with mountains, lakes, towns and farms. It was magnificent and gave him hours of enjoyment. Have fun, the grand kids are going to love it.ReplyDelete
That quilt is looking great.ReplyDelete
Mu cousins had a railway set up in one of their bedrooms as children and I always remember going up there to play and look at it. Grand children will be so happy. Nice to think about moving into spring at your new cottage. Have fun with the family and in Florida.ReplyDelete
I bet you are counting down the days to your next trip, in the meantime you have lots of lovely things to enjoy at home:)ReplyDelete
Many years ago when the boys were little, we got a railway set with all of the trimmings. The oldest and I spent hours getting it set up on a sheet of 4x8' plywood...tunnel, buildings, grasses, plants, light poles, people...it had it all. A lot of fun for a while! The quilt is going to be so lovely...such bright colors and patterns!ReplyDelete
Oh my! The children are going to love that railroad. I can just imagine Gerard and them and the many happy hours of playtime they will have together. Love your bunnies and the other visitors too. We’re still having very, very cold weather here. No signs of spring at all. The quilt is coming along beautifully and I’m sure you will have it done in no time. You get so much accomplished. And how fun to be making travel plans for your birthday. Hopefully it will be warmer in Florida!ReplyDelete
Have fun with the railway! The quilt is looking super - I am sure you will get it finished. I'll pass on the broth - I don't like soup with "bits"!!ReplyDelete
What fun your grands are going to have with the railway! And your lovely quilt is going to delight Hector. It sounds like a great trip coming up to celebrate your birthday. ♥ReplyDelete
Watch out when you go to Florida. There are more guns there, and whack jobs using them, than the average country’s army. Not a place I would want to visit.ReplyDelete
Hector's quilt is coming along nicely and he is going to love it no doubt!ReplyDelete
The train set will provide lots of fun for Gerard and also the grands. When our oldest son was maybe a year old my DH bought "him" a train set. You know who got to play with it most.
My son will go crazy if he sees this railway model...ReplyDelete
Lovely quilt! Love the idea of the train set - what fun! I enjoy seeing your signs of Spring. With the sun out here the last couple of days the deer have been out and about and I even saw a turkey and a muskrat last week! Spring will be coming soon!ReplyDelete
I like all the visitors to your place, especially the rabbit, my favorite. I'm glad Gerard has his train set and up and having fun with it. How fun to plan a getaway to the island here....wish I were closer and I'd visit you but I can dream can't I? It's been chilly here, especially after the sun sets. Take care!ReplyDelete
How fun to have so many different animals visit your croft! Were the geese honking? What a big healthy rabbit! I'm actually jealous of your little model train set as I've wanted one for years, also. Did that set up come with it? It's good that Gerard has something of his own to inspire him to work on getting the stone building all set up for you both to use. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
You've had some wonderful visitors there! How exciting to have the model train for the grandchildren, although I think Grandfather may enjoy it just as much! Your quilt is coming along nicely - it's so bright and cheery :) It's so nice to have a pot of soup on the burner and a loaf in the oven on a brisk, spring-like day. Our snow has melted, but the temperatures are still just above freezing. Hope the 'Beast from the East' turns out to be a lap-dog. Hugs xo KarenReplyDelete
Wow what a train set! That looks amazing. Lovely to see all your visitors to your croft. Your quilt looks great, looking forward to seeing it finished. Take care and keep warm, Cathy xReplyDelete
Always busy and thinking about your love's one !ReplyDelete
I see you had other visitors than sheep ;)
Lovely quilt !
Have a cozy day !
What a wonderful set up! And oh the bunnies and birds and....I see why you can't pry yourself from the windows!ReplyDelete
So happy Gerard got the trains. I've wanted one for such a long time...but where would I put it?? Such pretty bunnies you have there. You must be looking forward to spring. It will be beautiful! Hope that storm won't be too bad. Beast from the East! What a name!ReplyDelete
That quilt is so precious!! Love the bunnies and the train set. My dad enjoys trains and getting them all set up too :-)ReplyDelete
Your quilt is coming on a treat and what fun the railway will be. I hope you aren't too snowed in.ReplyDelete
How lovely spring is, and it does give a renewed strength to our tasks. Love that you are sewing a quilt...a very special gift. Love the trains to...hours of fun!ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful time with family and going to Florida!
That quilt is amazing, i always like your work.ReplyDelete
What a fun quilt for a little boy! I made my twin grandboys comforters and curtains for their room out of the cars cartoon fabric when they were about 2 and they loved them. Yours remind me of those happy times when they were so little.ReplyDelete
I like the bright cheery colors of your quilt. So much handwork to be appreciated and I know it is.ReplyDelete
Spring looks like it's cropping up in your part of the world too.
I still think we will get one last blast of winter before long. How I would love to have a seeded loaf to share with you, sounds so good.
The trip to Florida sounds like a nice way to celebrate.ReplyDelete
my Frodo would love to capture that bunny....lovely quilt and I love the pops of yellow and red!ReplyDelete
I'm so envious of that train set, Gerard is going to have so much fun with it. Hector's quilt is lovely. Wish I was going to Florida, we have snow at the moment :-(ReplyDelete
I bet your grandchildren will love the railroad diorama.ReplyDelete
Hi my dear, the tecnology is very important in our days, really we would all be lost without it.ReplyDelete
In my country insted now there is weather allert, snowing and is very cold, -5 degrees.I have no words for your blanket, wonderful!!!! I send youu a kiss
How I wish we have a trains and railways track to play with too! Will be so much fun as a family. Love your beautiful quilt!ReplyDelete
Great post! love all of your visitors...especially the bunny. What Island are you going to? We are on Sanibel. Cute quilt!ReplyDelete
I love Hector's quilt - it is sure to become a family treasure. Enjoy your Sunday.ReplyDelete