Monday, November 2, 2009
Yay one more finished to have on the wall for Christmas..This is made with all the pinks and greens I bought from Taupo the other month. It is a pattern that was in a Homespun a few years ago. I stitched in the ditch on most of it . Our daughter and her family are coming back home for five months so I have been busy getting all the Christmas quilts ready to hang up. Two more to finish...The children are going to go to school here to have some Kiwi culture..That will be fun and I guess quite a bit different from the schools in Germany. Their English will be good by the time they go home again. Well better go and get out another quilt to finish off.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Sorry I have been fairly quiet this last few weeks. We traveled up North for our bi-annual Suckling family reunion. It is actually called "The Sucky Challenge" now as most of you who know the Sucklings, they are a fairly competitive bunch. It is a great time to catch up with all the rellies and have a fun weekend. We took heaps of photos but as this is mainly a quilting and sewing blog I had better keep them off. I wouldn't know which ones to put on,. The theme for the Saturday night dinner was Indian so we all dressed up as Indians and had different curries for dinner. Ok if you like curries....The big Tua vs Cameron boxing fight was also on so we watched it on the big screen that was set up at the venue. That didn't take too long..We traveled back over the next few days and then got stuck in Taupo as the road was closed to Napier. It was ok for us as we were in our motor home. Road opened at 6pm Wednesday evening so we hit the road just after then.It was the biggest snow storm for 25 years. Can you believe it is supposed to be Spring.. It was a slow trip home but really pretty as it was light until about 8pm. Unpacked slowly the next day and then into my sewing room to catch up on some stitching...It is only 7 weeks until our family come over from Germany for four months.. Best I get off this computer and do some work....
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Cool we are off to Palmerston North to my favourite TheClothShop again tomorrow. We are leaving early so we can spend the day just doing what ever we chose. We are picking up our number 8 block. We are doing a quilt as you go this time in red, black and white. Really quite stunning. Will post a couple of photos to give some idea of what they will be like. We usually go on a Saturday but my friend has football with her son all day. We are soooooo lucky..
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
We have been travelling down to Palmerston to "The Cloth Shop" for the last seven years doing our sampler quilts. We end up each year with a quilt (if we get around to finishing it). So you can imagine all the quilts we have folded up over ladders and beds. This is my favourite shop and I just love our escapes away each month. Shame they don't do retreats...
I will have to take photos of the rest of the blocks and post them later. It was hard trying to do the borders not knowing what the end result will be. This is one of the blocks from the Breast of Friends mystery quilt that is running through the Homespun book.