It was really hot yesterday and Tilly and I took our drinks out on the balcony. "Are there monsters under the steps" she said.
"No, Gabriella Goodness and her Angelic friends live there" I said…. remembering a quilt I made a long time ago.
It featured Gabriella Goodness and her friends (who are all angels)
They live under the balcony steps… and every night they come out and dispense goodness to everyone who happens to pass by our house… they also spend a great deal of time coloring my hydrangeas blue.
I forgot I hadn't told the story to Tilly and Kodi… I wrote it for Chianne and Jordan who are now 18 and 16…!!
The quilt was packed away and I decided it was time to share it with Tilly.
I felt sad, those little angels who had played such a big part in my life 10 years ago were locked away in quilt storage…..So my Christmas gift to you all is to give you the pattern…. one block a month for the next 12 months beginning in January.
It's a "Fu Fu" Quilt, but each block can be a small quilt if you like…. in fact, I've taught most of the blocks as a class.
The First block is in the centre of the quilt.
Pamela the Keeper of Perfect Pathways.
But I guess I need to Introduce you to Gabriella first.
Gabriella lives in my garden.
She lives under the Hydrangea bushes just near the balcony by the front door.
In summer she can be seen tending the magnificent blooms that appear like magic every year.
As a matter of fact she has been seen quietly lending a helping hand with her paint brush to the bloom that don't quite make the mark.
From a very early age she has been a staunch believer in the Pollyanna Principle.
"There's always a little good in every situation"
Her aim is to spread "Goodness" to all who live in the house or pass by.
Scatter seeds of kindness
Everywhere you go.
Scatter bits of courtesy-
Watch them grow and grow.
Gentle buds of friendship
keep them till full-blown:
You will find more happiness
Than you have ever known.
Amy R Raabe