A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Something special, some creating, and some thanks

I will begin with the thanks - thank you everyone for your kind words and prayers over the horrible fires that are burning out of control in Alberta.  For those that are concerned - I don't live anywhere near that area so we're quite safe.  As of the latest update there were twelve new fires as of yesterday, bringing the total number of fires in Alberta to forty - 5 remain out of control.  Very little rain is predicted in the immediate future and what little there might be is likely to evaporate before hitting the ground.  Today they are moving vehicles and people from north of Fort MacMurray through the city and onward towards cities in the south where there is help available.  The situation remains dire and prayers are very much needed for the people who have lost their homes and livelihood, along with the brave men and women who are fighting the fires.

On another, happier, note.  Something arrived in the mail today.  My #2 son and daughter-in-love spoiled me with a delivery of CHOCOLATE!!!  Do they know me, or what?








It's hard to tell in this picture but that long piece of chocolate is formed into something that looks like a tree limb.  

Almost (note, I said ALMOST) too pretty to eat!!

Thank you Shawn & Winnie!!!

I've completed the stitching on two of the postcards...



Today your quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson... "Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.  And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude"
And I wish all of you who are mothers
a very happy Mother's Day weekend.




9 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Such lovely and delicious mail!!
Happy Mother's Day

KimM said...

Lovely chocolate! Yum!! The postcards are beautiful. Are they actually paper? Or card images printed on fabric?
xxx

Vicki W said...

Chocolate is NEVER too pretty to eat!

Christine Barnsley said...

Glad you added the 'almost' in that sentence about the chocolate Mary Anne! I hope you have a wonderful mother's day (our celebration was in March here in the UK). Glad to hear you are nice and safe but those poor souls.... your heart goes out to them! Christine x

Baa. xxx said...

Love the postcards - and yummo on the chocolate - it looks wonderful!

Suztats said...

Yum!! Great mail and cute postcards.

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely quote and yummy yum yum on your chocie gifts ♥
The news out of Alberta is beyond distressing.
It is hard to find words to express myself on the topic.
Glad you are safe MA
oxo

karen said...

yes, dreadful fires. I'm happy to hear you were always safe. We had a lot of coverage on our news.....and what have you done to deserve chocolate????

Renee said...

Those affected by the fires are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your chocolates look fun and tasty. :) What a sweet treat.

Your postcards are gorgeous. Beautiful work!