Anyone who loves quilting/patchwork and reads blogs will probably have heard/seen or met Katy from Im A Ginger Monkey . Her and her family have had a rough few weeks and her DH has had an emergency operation, (he's recovering at home slowly but surely), anyway, she commented on twitter that neighbours hadn't offered her a cake or brought round a dinner etc, like you see in the movies/tv.
We had a tweet convo and I sat and realised just how lucky I am. Our neighbours and I swop home grown veggies, cakes, crepes, biscuits, cheeses and to be honest anything we think each family would like. (pickled onions, chutneys, swiss rolls,Cheddar along with brit sweets, creme eggs lol)
We've been known to swop hairy bikers Christmas vodka for chocolate truffles.
Both sets of our neighbours are really nice and I know would help us out if we needed any and we them. (DH helps them quite a bit with mechanical stuff). We shared water when we had frozen pipes heheh and now we share school run duties.
I really couldn't believe that no one had taken a cake or even a meal she could just heat up, what has Britain become or is it the same in your homeplace ??? it's at times like that I feel a bit useless not that I could really help her anyway if we were in UK, I lived in the south and she's up north lol...but it's sad that people aren't more *neighbourly*
That got me thinking to the awesome act of friendship and generosity that Luisa (A quilter I'd never spoken to or met IRL sent me over a 100" square log cabin quilt) heres's my original post I got the quilt back out of the box and took a photo while the sun was out
It's going to be a struggle to get it on the frame as it's max is 98" and the quilt is 100" but I might be able to improvise with it, now i'm going to look for a vintage sheet or two that would be appropriate for the backing.
Then the doorbell rang, it was our neighbour giving us cucumbers, aubergines, yellow and green courgettes and offered some tomato's too. I definitely counted my blessings again and will try to appreciate just how lucky we are to live where we live alot more that I do at the moment. The fruit of my labours resulted in these gorgeous Chocolate and courgette muffins, it's a new to me recipe (I usually make one large one with a chocolate ganache that is yummy too but more complicated recipe) and I reduced the sugar to about 200-250g. Truly yummy and the kids that don't like courgettes much loved the muffins.
Now if only I was closer, I'd be sending a batch over for Katy to try :)