Monday, May 16, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Monday, May 09, 2016
Last week Sweet Peas gathered at our house.
Rochelle has been busy making Baby quilts. Obviously Hershey though quilt two was just right for him.
It was our day for tracing templates for our next Bloom Quilt blocks.
We’re all making great progress. It’s nice to see the different colour selections.
Rochelle attended Midnight Madness with Taupo Quiltmakers. The pattern for the evening was Bonnie Hunter’s “Happy Scrappy Houses” Rochelle is well on her way to completing a whole housing estate.
The previous week we had a sew along day. Our project for the day was the “Sew Together Bag”. A challenging little project. Here are the completed ones – still a couple to come:
These bags have been all over the internet but in case you haven’t seen them, when you open the main zipper there are three more zippered pockets inside. If you feel a mad keen desire to make one of these you can find the pattern on Craftsy. To help you along the way if you go to Quilt Barn you will find an excellent tutorial with heaps of photos.
Thanks for popping by.
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Saturday, May 07, 2016
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
…at the moment.
Andreena made this quilt up for her husband Ken.
It’s a pretty picture. As always I loved stitching the panel. I love to see that texture.
Aren’t these critters lovely?
Thanks for asking me to quilt for you Andreena.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Since I last wrote about the lovely young people who come to help us we have had a few more visitors. Before Christmas two lovely young German girls, Katarina and Hannah joined us for a few days.
They gardened, washed and painted furniture and cleaned our windows.
Katarina washes, Simba keeps an eye on proceedings…
Hannah washes furniture down for painting.
Then Wylder returned to see us. The garden he started in October has grown so well.
Then we had the return of Romain our Frenchman. Last time Romain was here Hershey took a great liking to him. Same again this time. Here they are sharing some man chat and chilling.
At the same time as Romain was here we had Maria from Austria come and help us too. She gave Wylder’s wild garden a good tidy up.
In March we enjoyed having Chris, Jan and Justin (from Germany) visiting with us. Gosh it’s amazing the amount of work three fit young men can get through! Gardening, tree clearing, house washed, gutters cleaned and out door furniture given a second coat of paint. We feel as though we are all ready to face winter now!
Justin had to leave two days before Chris and Jan so Chris’s sister Natalie joined us. Once again Wylder’s garden received some care.
It’s great fun having these young people staying with us. We are so grateful for the work they do for us.