I am also glad you liked the quilt and I hope it brings you and your lovely family some comfort. My effort was an orange appliqued car - like Blatherskite I also hope it stands the test of time, have never done anything for a quilt before. Much love and thoughts x
Glad you liked the smiley balloon, my Noah designed it. Only just read the message that you'd received the blanket as I've just come out of hospital after boy no. 3! Reading your post made me cry. you and yours are so often in my thoughts. XX
ah yes.. Elephants symbolise fertility/ abundance, as ell as 'overcoming obstruction'..elephants mourn dead family members for many years (i remember watching a documentary about African elephants which was very moving as the Mummy elephant mourned a miscarriage)
its bloody lovely. now i just need my lounge in one piece and it can come out of hiding. (lounge has gone from 'value blue' to 'white' to 'chalk burst ' (which didn't look right) to 'first frost'. A lady is entitled to change her mind, especially if she is doing the painting herself. No break from it though- the carpet is up and the radiators are off the walls - we are going to freeze until its done!)
i think it may end up as DDs blanket though, as she could use a thin quilt in summer.
meeting an elephant in Bangkok was a lovely experience...and the symbolism is good. Elephants don't forget
feeling very tired even though went to bed at half nine in a drunken stupor...
we seem to be running out of the energy that got us through the last six months. Dh is employed (hooray) I still am too ...so things should be looking up. oddly not...but thanks for your thoughts. I know this is up and down..and I just have to accept this down and get through it. DH seems to be having his own troubles but was very touched by your cards.
The cherry tree has made it this far, hasn't even shed its leaves yet for autumn...DD is very definite that we have to talk to the tree and tell it our day. We read a story there today. DD2 looks like a female version of her brother...it is uncanny sometimes.