Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It’s Blooming Amazing!

.....I've actually finished a quilt for me! Last year our Sweet Pea Group made the "Bloom" quilt designed by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. I used the technique that Lori uses, one of our Sweet Peas used fusible webbing and one made hers with wool. This is the biggest applique project I have ever made. I have to admit that I am not enamored with applique. I enjoy the hand stitching part but all that tracing and preparation makes me feel brain dead.

Anyway without further ado here it is:

Full bloom quilt

Lots of doodling going on in the background of these block:

Bloom close up

Bloom tulips

Bloom quilt on slant

The backing is quite cute too.

Back of bloom quilt

Sharing with Linda and Julie "sew, stitch, snap, share

Thanks for popping by


Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday Sundries…..

I read so many blogs from the Northern Hemisphere that sometimes I feel confused about what season I am in. Especially when I see these colours out in the garden. How Autumnal are these colours?
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I never cease to amazed by the kindness of other bloggers. When Nancy of Wyoming Breezes mentioned recently that she had made a shawl that she thought was too bright I put my hand up and said “Not too bright for me”. Nancy very kindly popped in the post to me. I just love these colours. Our weather has been so dreadful and cold I think I may get some wear out of it before next winter.Do pop over and visit Nancy’s blog. As well as knitting Nancy makes quilts. She has just completed quilt #125 for Quilts of Valour

We watched the All Blacks play Scotland this morning. Hershey was not at all impressed. He was more concerned about getting feed.

On the frame today this colouful Christmas Cactus Quilt

…and just to get me in the mood I have been listening to this hot of the press CD. 

Last but not least we have had the pleasure of hosting two wonderful willing workers at our house. David and David from Germany.On their last day with us we cooked them a real Kiwi dinner. Roast Lamb with all the trimmings, followed by rhubarb tart. Here they are looking full up and happy.
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Yes, this is a repost of yesterday's post.Thanks to my readers who let me know my photos weren't all visible. Please let me know if you can see them now.


Friday, November 17, 2017

A quilt for a special wee man….

……recently we heard about five and a half month old Finley who has been spending some time in Starship Hospital, Auckland having heart surgery. We knew immediately that a quilt was required.Peggy delved into our stash for blue and whites and quickly made this:

and I quilted it.

Sweet Dreams are happening




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