Queensland, Australia is suffering from its worst ever natural disaster. I have been glued to the tv for most of the week in shock at the enormity of the Queensland floods. As I write this post, four of our States are suffering from floods! This time last year we were in drought suffering from 40 plus temperatures and now there has been so much rain, that any area that gets a big downpour is at risk. There are lots of ways we can help. Donations can be made through The Qld Premier's Flood Relief Appeal . Also, Make It Perfect is hosting an online Auction and if you click on the links, you will be able to find out all the details.
My heart goes out to everyone who has been affected in some way by this catastrophic event, especially to those who have lost loved ones. I fear that it will take years and years to fully recover from this and there are still towns bracing themselves for the worst as this massive amount of water travels down our river systems.
On a brighter note, Swan Lake is finally together Yay!!!
Even Buddy is pretty impressed!
I still have a bit of applique to go but at least now, she looks like a quilt and I am very excited to be near the end.
I also had the honour of viewing another Swan Lake quilt on Wednesday. Pleas from New Zealand has "crossed the ditch" to come visit and participate in Patchwork on Stonleigh's Summer School. We had a little Show & Tell at class with Susan's, Pleas's and my quilts. Pleas has added some little dollies to her centre and it looks fantastic.
It is a little hard to tell in the photo, but there are three Swan Lake quilts all laid out on top of each other!!!
I also received a lovely surprise in the mail this week, all the way from Cyprus! Valentina sent me this wonderful diary from the V & A Museum. Look at all the wonderful clamshells on the cover!! Thank you beautiful Valentina!