Monday, March 22, 2010

another Applique block finished!

In searching for something I had lost in my sewing room recently, I wandered around, totally off the subject as I am want to do (much to my husbands amusement or sometimes annoyance) and found 3 finished applique blocks and one nearly finished block. I immediately forgot about what I was looking for and started to finish the 4th block.

So here are the four blocks.IMG_1454


IMG_1455 IMG_1456 The backgrounds are two  different colours on purpose. IMG_1457 They are hand appliqued. It started out many years ago as a BOM but now I’m not so keen on some of the blocks so I thought I would do a mix & match and just add some different blocks to my quilt ( hoping I have enough fabric)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Home Again!


Had a lovely few days at Lake Taupo which is the largest lake in central North Island of New Zealand. I met up with my sister who lives at the bottom of N.I. so we kind of met half way, to celebrate my birthday and to plot our journey to Great Britain & Europe in August. IMG_1413  IMG_1416

I was home for 2 days then had to leave again with DH for a Horse Clinic in Raglan which is on the West Coast of N.Z. about 2 1/2 hours drive south of where we live. We picked up the Australian Trainer from the airport, and were on our way.

IMG_1436 IMG_1425 View from the back of their farm. We had a lovely 3 days down there, then back to the airport, then home again.

Well I was home 1 day, then had to leave again and drive 2 1/2 hours East to the other coast to my lovely wee grandson. He turned 7 and Grandma had to be there.

IMG_1443 Skinny little chap, but tall for his age. I managed to get him off his new mountain bike for this photo.

Not much sewing done in this first 2 weeks of March, but when I arrived home I had some lovely parcels waiting.

One of them was some fabric I had ordered from The Quilted Crow

IMG_1453 and….

my Civil War Diary Book, so no excuse now, not to get on with the blocks.

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