Monday, November 14, 2011

Three Boxes...

of quilts!


i've had a bloggy break forced upon me in the last week and a bit
by my computer.
it decided to go slow..
then slower
until on tuesday morning,
just when three big boxes arrived
that i desperately wanted to tell you about;
it wouldn't even switch on.

no fan
just the sound of silence!

then last night
it switched on
but the internet kept returning to the home page!

this morning
mr t did his thing
and got it working for me again...
{he said one of the reasons for a 'go slow'
was that mr m had recorded a whole nights worth of moto gp..motorbike racing
at philip island!...40 gb worth!}

here are the boxes that arrived last tuesday...

i stacked them up in the front room to photograph
poor kara freaked out...

at first she wouldn't go past them
then with some encouragement
she raced past them and leapt on my lap...eeek!
she's not a small dog!

after the photoshoot
i took one box off and she was fine..haha

what was in the boxes?

quilts for queensland
from the delightful corrie...'retromummy'
from sydney
who has been working all year
...since the january floods...
to coordinate a quilt drive
for the flood affected people of queensland.

these quilts
will actually travel back down to brisbane
in a week and a half
to be taken further to ipswich,
where there are 1700 people
still living in conditions which were flood affected!

the organisation 'habitat for humanity'
will distribute these quilts to people who
could do with cheering up
and who need them...

there are all kinds..
for babies,
boys and  girls,

a big thank you
on behalf of queenslanders
for all the creative effort
that has gone into making these special quilts
by people all around australia!

i know they will be admired and treasured...
and used.

all being well
with the computer,
see ya later...

naturally Carol xox

ps...sorry to read that elodie is sick, corrie..i hope she is recovering fast. it is so worrying when babies are ill, especially for their parents.


  1. Hi Carol, so glad you're back on the 'airwaves' and with such great news to share too.

    It really does seem like a lot longer than the start of the year that the floods were ravaging our State but I'm sure for those directly affected it probably seems like just yesterday.

    The quilts will no doubt be not only appreciated but treasured by all who receive them and a giant "Hooray!" for all involved in making and distributing them. Including yourself and Corrie of course.

    Happy day Lovely!

  2. Wow! How exciting to receive those boxes. Such a wonderful thing to be part of. xx

  3. Isn't it horrible to be offline for a while?!

    How exciting to receive those quilts ... I'm sure the work and thought put into making them will mean so much for the recipients.

  4. Bless her, Kara does look a bit worried there! But what a wonderful thing all those quilts are, even if they do come in scary boxes!

  5. Wow, what a wonderful thing to do! There will be so many grateful people! X

  6. That is just fantastic! I have been following the journey of these quilts and it is so exciting that they are just about to find loving homes. What a beautiful thing Corrie and all the ladies involved have done :o)
    So glad you're back online Carol, it is a bit detaching to have the computer out of action xo

  7. Welcome back Carol, what a beautiful thought to know all those affected by our floods will have something so precious to keep, what an amazing task this must have been for everyone involved. Have a lovely day my friend.

    Always Wendy

  8. Poor Kara, the towering boxes must look very scary! How exciting that they contain quilts though....what a lovely thought.
    Have a happy week, Carol.
    Helen x

  9. Woweee! Look at all those boxes filled with creativity and giving. Such a wonderful thing xox

    Love the image of Kara who does look a litle freaked by he mountain of boxes.


  10. I always admire the skill of quilters! Chuckling over your hound too!
    xo Cathy

  11. such an amazing gesture of love and connection. Well done.

  12. She's adorable! You've got a golden heart Carol. Have a delightful day, Kellie xx

  13. How exciting to be a part of such a great cause...good for you being available to help your neighbours I would love to be a fly on the wall when the quilts are received.

  14. A really wonderful idea to be a part of and I'm sure it will boost the spirits of many... gxo


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