Friday, April 24, 2015

This past week……

……..we had the pleasure of hosting three WWOOFers from Switzerland.

Us and team 2IMG_2033_1

Jade, Dany and Juliane were a pleasure to have in our home. Not only did they work hard but they were perfect house guests too.

Gardening was done (weeding and pruning), windows were cleaned and some household maintenance completed.

Dany prunesRibbet collage

It wasn’t all hard work, they did find time for kayaking fun.

kayakingRibbet collage

Our property overlooks the point where the kayakers start their journey down the Waikato river, so we were able to watch them start.

We really enjoyed our time with these lovely young people. They achieved a huge amount, we appreciate what they did. Now we’ll have to keep up the standards or they will have to come back! The house seems very empty now they have left. We wish them well on their further travel around New Zealand. If you think you would like to host some WWOOfers we can recommend this team. Juliane leaves for Switzerland soon but Jade and Dany will be in the South Island until mid July.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Wendy’s quilt

Our eldest sister Wendy has been going through a rough time lately. What could we do? Well, make her a quilt of course. Peggy made the top using the Jay Bird Hex and More ruler.Seems we can never get enough Hexi quilts around here.

Wendy's quilt and gardenIMG_1798

Wendy's quilt in loungeIMG_1794_1

Yes folks, all those daisies and feathers stitched free motion.Peggy is a whizz at binding those Hexi edges.

Edge of Wendy's quiltIMG_1796_1

Before Christmas Peggy and I dug into our backing fabric bins, sewed up lots of left over pieces and made quilt backs. Before we put them away we measured them, wrote the measurements on a pieces of calico and attached them with a pin. It is great to know we have a backing stash just waiting for us.

Bck of Wendy's quiltIMG_1807_1

How about this for a sweet label? Re purposed linen.


Perfect I think.

Thanks for popping by. Hope you have had a pleasant relaxing weekend.

Bye for now


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Sweet Peas

Golly, I forgot to share what our ladies have been doing. Debbie has been quilting this bright Laurel Burch Panel.Just the binding to stitch down and it’s going to look superb.

Laurel Burch PanelIMG_1904_1

Rochelle has been busy making several lap quilts for a friend.

RochelleLap quilt oneIMG_1939_1

Rochelles lap quiltIMG_1902_1


Nice work ladies.


Night Night Sweet Baby

This is Pam’s second kiddie quilt.

Pams blue quiltIMG_1963_1

Isn’t this centre panel sweet? I enjoyed putting some texture in there:

Pam blue quilt centreIMG_1958_1

Pam created some very interesting borders which deserved some quilting accent:

Pams blue quilt borderIMG_1959_1

Turning the corners must have taken a bit of clever planning:

Thank you for asking me to quilt for you Pam. Your piecing is so good, a pleasure to work on.


Thursday, April 09, 2015

Two for One

Remember when I made Rainbow Kitties I said wouldn’t be doing matchstick quilting again? Well that didn’t last. Peggy made this adorable quilt and it just begged for the matchstick treatment.


Such soft squishy texture. I can just imagine little fingers crinkling and stroking this.

CalebRibbet collage

..and look at the back:

Caleb backIMG_1956_1

Love, love that. Two quilts for the price of one.

Thanks for popping by


Sunday, April 05, 2015

Vroom Vroom

Pam made this quilt for her Grandson.


The centre panel, very cute and whimsical:


Such fun to quilt.

VaroomRibbet collage

varoom borderIMG_1912_1

I stitched with Superior threads Soft white thread. Such a nice thread for projects like this. It blends across a variety of colours very well.

I have another quilt to stitch for Pam. Another Panel with borders. Share with you soon…


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