Archive | December, 2010

Sawmillers News

9 Dec

Hi Everyone,

Firstly, thank you for all the kind thoughts that have been expressed either personally or via this blog, I am sure all three ladies are very grateful.

I have heard from Dianne, and her son Blair seems to be doing very well, he has left Intensive Care and is now in a ward with the physio visiting, so we just need to send positive thoughts to him.

I shall update you all as soon as I hear more.

A warning to all piecers and quilters, I was very upset to hear from my daughter in London, that despite her Christmas parcel having arrived, Parcel Force wouldn’t release it until 28.00 pounds VAT ( GST) had been paid!! I don’t how a parcel with 2 lap size quilts can incur VAT even though I put gift on the customs declaration, I have decided to pursue this and shall be writing to the British High Commissioner who I am sure will suggest I contact UK Customs! I think I shall be in for a paper war with heaps of bureaucracy, but I shall keep you informed.

Just bear it in mind if you are making quilts with love in every stitch for your loved ones, this sure takes the shine off things!

So until next time, Happy Quilting


Kind Thoughts Wanted

7 Dec

Hi Everyone

This is a rather quick post, just to let you know we have had some sadness at Sawmillers and it’s environs!

One of our Thursday Evening ladies, has been called back to Scotland to be with her mum who is seriously ill, we are all thinking of Mamie at this time, and whilst distance means we are unable to do a great deal we can at least keep her in our thoughts at this time.

Another of our Thursday Evening girls has just been been through a very stressful time as her son was involved in a serious vehicle accident on Saturday morning, it seems at the moment he has to undergo another operation to rectify problems with his wrists and his broken leg, unfortunately he suffered terrible injuries to his other leg and the doctors were unable to save it, all those who know Diane are thinking of her at this stressful time and we wait to hear the latest update on Blairs progress and wish him a very speedy recovery.

Unfortunately our third sadness was heard via the TV One News today when we saw that Anne Scott’s son Jack ( Anne is the editor of NZ Quilter and the force behind Minerva, in Cuba Street) had been killed in Afghanistan, we don’t know any details, but we are feeling for Anne at this terribly sad time, Anne was one of our judges at the first Stonestead Outdoor Quilt Festival, so she holds a special place for us.

I am sure Anne has far too many things to cope with at the moment, but we would like her to know that our thoughts and prayers are with her and hope that she gains strength knowing that.

Until next time,

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