More good things…

Yesterday I shared a little of what we saw on our holiday in Derbyshire and said ‘lots of good things had been happening’. I will now share a few more of the good things in this ‘my week in a nutshell’ post. On holiday I sort of, almost, kept up with blog reading and through the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop I discovered a Friday link up – ‘Five Things Friday’ hosted by Amanda at Gypsy Moon Quilt Co. So, here are just five of the things that have made me smile in the past week:

  1. Returning home from holiday to discover some fresh flowers in our garden 🙂

Sweetpeas, delicate sweet smelling blooms

2. Revisiting the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park in London for the Anniversary Games 🙂


The Olympic Stadium sitting pretty in the midst of flower beds and play parks that have replaced the wide open walkways that were needed to accommodate the 2012 crowds.

3. Wandering through the Olympic Park in the company of my lovely family 🙂


Family under the Olympic Rings, roof of the Velodrome in the background

4. Watching an afternoon of athletics in the Olympic stadium with a crowd of 30,000 and seeing Mo Farah winning the 5000m in a 2016 World Lead time. ‘Go Team GB! Bring it on Rio! Whoop! Whoop!’ 🙂


The big screen in the stadium showing Mo Farah after the race.

5. Spending an inspiring day with a group of ladies from Roundabout Quilters. Christine Porter led a workshop, ‘Flying Around in Circles’ and I learned how to use Bondaweb to produce these wonderful circles 🙂


My completed quilt top.

More than enough to make me smile! I hope you will take a few moments to look up the Five Things Friday link up, see what has been inducing smiles around the quilty world and maybe add some of your own 🙂


About allisonreidnem

New Every Morning – About Me Hi! I’m Allison, an obsessive patchwork-quilter who has no desire to be cured! I’ve been developing my skills and knowledge by paying attention at my local quilting group and by putting my questions into the computer search engine. I’m so grateful to the generous people who have taken the time to share their knowledge with me in person, via YouTube videos or their blogs. I’m intending my blog to be a link into the worldwide patchwork and quilting community and a means to contribute helpful hints and inspiration as I continue to discover more about this addictive craft. So, why ‘New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting’? Well! I am a morning person! I often wake in the wee small hours and think through design and quilt construction issues. My woolly–headed evening brain finds such issues far too difficult to resolve! If I’m disciplined enough to be asleep by 10pm, I can be up cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting before sunrise! By the time daily family routine kicks-in I’ve had a satisfying, soul-feeding creative fix. (I should mention that ‘family at home’ is: my patient, faithful husband of 27years; and our equally patient 16 year old son, who acts as our in-house IT support complete with sighs and rolling eyes! Older daughter and son have both recently flown the nest). Not only do I find early mornings my creative time I also find it a time for receiving spiritual nourishment. I often find myself humming a gentle chorus and reflecting on God’s constancy as another new day dawns. ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord, Great is thy faithfulness.’ Edith McNeil’s chorus is based on verses from the Bible – Lamentations 3: 21-23.
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4 Responses to More good things…

  1. Stephanie says:

    What a fun list. I really like your quilt. Fun colors and fabrics and a great layout.

  2. Happy first Five Things Friday! So many wonderful things to be happy about! 😊 Looks like you had a lovely holiday with your family and your circle quilt is fantastic! I’m pretty terrible when it comes to sewing curves. I’m going to have to research that technique! Thanks so much for linking up, Allison! Hope you enjoy your weekend! 😄

  3. this mom quilts says:

    Wonderful list and nice to meet you Allison. I can just smell those sweet peas, so lovely. You holiday looks wonderful. Cheers!

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