Wednesday, January 11

Proud Nana...

We had a lovely visit with family this afternoon..
Those of you that have been following my blog for some time, might remember these photos of my beautiful granddaughter Melissa when in Peru.


She took off in March of 2007 for a couple of years to see the world,
Mel is such a free spirit, loves people and animals...not sure in what order!
She loves deep sea diving and worked for a couple of years in north Queensland taking people down for dives, the big turtles used to come to her and she thus earned the name of 'The Turtle Lady'.
Mel  did some great dives in the waters of the Mediterranean....and visited Malta where we came from.
She started her adventure off in Melbourne to visit her mum for a week before setting off for Mexico with a girlfriend, they spent a month there and then  went on to Peru.
They went to Colca Canyon and saw Condors, the largest flying bird in the world, and then up 4000 metres to do the Inca trail..
Well this beautiful free spirit of ours surprised us all by getting engaged on Christmas day to her long time boyfriend...we are so happy for them both. She had gone back to school to become a primary school teacher, just 6 months left to her graduation...and now at 28 years old, I think getting ready to settle down and maybe ( smile) start a family soon.
Not knowing what to give her as an engagement present I asked her what quilt she liked and Mel picked my repro tumbler quilt..." I really love this one Nana" she said. so I quickly with great pleasure added a label and presented it to her with love from Nana and Grandad...
I can see a wedding quilt being made very soon......♥

23 comments:

  1. Oh Julia, that's just lovely and gosh she's just like you...!!
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  2. Wow! your granddaughter looks very happy snuggled up in that quilt! What a lovely post, you must be so pleased!!!

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  3. What an awesome life for such a young 'un....she should be very happy she has done what she has done and can now marry and settle down. Congrats to her and to your family.
    Hugs Khris

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  4. Lovely post. Your Grand daughter sure takes after her Nana!

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  5. Wonderful news, congratulations to the family.

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  6. julia...it was lovely to read proud and happy grandma moments

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  7. Your granddaughter sounds like a real treasure with a great enthusiasm for life. I'm sure she will transmit that joy to her students when she begins to teach! How nice that she loves that tumbler quilt!!!

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  8. What a smart and beautiful granddaughter! Does it get any better than to wrap our children in our quilts?! ♥Eileen

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  9. Lovely Post Julia..It's Great tp see the Kids Travel before Settling down..Your Granddaughter looks Lovely Wrapped in her New Quilt...

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  10. Congratulations to your GD. What a great life too!
    Beautiful quilt.

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  11. Congrats to your beautiful gr-daughter & her fiance .. & to your family in this celebration. The quilt is awesome & she will treasure these moments forever, Julia.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

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  12. She sounds like she will be a wonderful teacher and with all her travels will have lots to share with geography lessons come round.
    What a lovely idea getting her to pick a quilt - and she sure looks loved all wrapped up in it.

    Love Leanne

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  13. What wonderful adventures and what a wonderful quilt she received. Congratulations to all.

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  14. Wonderful news Julia, Congratulations to Mel and her Fiance. She has chosen a beautiful quilt :) Nice to 'see' you again

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  15. How exciting! I love the picture of her all wrapped up in the quilt! :0)

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  16. How exciting for you all. She looks like your double. Congratulations.

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  17. Congratulations to you all. Look like she is very happy with her quilt.

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  18. I'm a firm believer in encouraging young people to get out and see the world (if they can finance it) before they settle down to a domestic life with a job and family. It sounds like Melissa has done just that. Good for her! She'll never regret seeing those places, and will remember them all her life. You're a wonderful Nana to pass along that quilt to her. You can be very proud of yourself. Excellent ! I hope Melissa and her fiance/husband have a happy and successful marriage.

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  19. Congratulations to the couple! That's a beautiful quilt she's wrapped in. It must have been so much fun for her going on adventure like that.

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  20. Congratulations! I love your Tumbler Quilt. What size are the tumblers? I'm making one as well, I have about 8 more rows to put together (hand piecing that part) before I add to what I've already got done. I love this type of quilt. Your quilt is beautiful as is your granddaughter.

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  21. What a lovely granddaughter-and a lovely quilt too-you are both lucky

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  22. Such a lovely happy story. She looks gorgeous. may I wish the young couple all the happiness in the world.

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  23. Julia, Mel is lovely! How wonderful to have realized so many of her dreams and now to be engaged. You all must be so happy. This is a lovely quilt and suits her perfectly.

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