Sunday, April 30, 2017

A gift for Mr.Tai Chi


In February last year I started attending Tai Chi classes. A few weeks later my friend Margaret also started to attend Tai Chi. We both love it and we very much appreciate the effort Toni (Mr.Tai Chi)puts into teaching us. Towards the end of  last year Margaret and I decided to make Toni a quilt to say “thank you”.

Margaret pieced the quilt top:

Toni's quilt flimsey_1

 and I quilted it.

 Tonys quilt

It’s always a bit of a challenge to make a quilt for someone when you have never visited their house. Toni had attended our local quilt show with his wife. He made the comment that they found the many of the quilts very busy and that they preferred a “quieter” colour palette. So that was the information we had to go forward. I think Margaret did an excellent job with her colour choices and piecing to pull off the right look. Margaret and I were both delighted when we visited Toni’s house to discover our “Thank you” quilt hanging in the entrance way.

Toni's quilt in his house2



….and so we said Goodbye……

…to Iris. Our last wonderful willing worker until Springtime. Iris has moved and stacked fire wood, trimmed hedges and generally weeded and tidied up our gardens ready for Winter. Today she will be crossing to the South Island to continue her New Zealand Adventure. Hershey, I think, had a bit of a crush on her.He climbed on her lap for a big purry snuggle just when Iris was ‘sposed to be getting ready to leave. I don’t think she wanted to go!

Iris and Hershey 2

…….and we said Hello to a new four footed family member. Jeremy and Bhavna popped in on their way home from picking up their new puppy Beau. Isn’t he cute?

Jeremy and the boys2

BTW his big brother is called Arrow. So we have Beau and Arrow. That’s a big bundle of cuteness right there.

Thanks for popping by



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