Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Generous visitors!

Our friends from 'up the bush' came over for lunch last Sunday. We hadn't seen Rob and LeeAnn for about 18 months, due to both Ken and Rob suffering health issues during that time, pressure of work and other commitments. So it was great to catch up. It was a perfect day - sunny but not too hot, so I made a quiche and a potato salad, and we sat out on the patio to eat, drink and chat.
Ken took this photo of Rob and LeeAnn with me.

I'd made a fruitcake to have with our cuppa, and LeeAnn brought a plate of her delicious cupcakes - too pretty to eat! We'd eaten half of them before I remembered to take a photo:

Not only did she bring cakes, she also brought a HUGE parcel of goodies for me!

Working in an opshop, she comes across lots of linens and other pretty things that she puts aside for me if they don't sell after a month on the shelves (they are thrown out unless she grabs them first!). So after 18 months, she had accumulated a lot of lovely stuff. I felt my bag of goodies for her was totally inadequate, but LeeAnn doesn't think like that; she is such a kind and generous soul - not only to me, but to many other fortunate people in her life. Thanks again, dear lady - it was great to see you both, and let's hope we don't have to wait for another year to go by before we catch up again!


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