Friday, February 19, 2016

Talking of quilts...

I don't think I was ever able to post this here. This is the Y2K+13 I made with the squares I collected a few years back, This is the top before I had it quilted -- a huge 120 by 120 king size. So many thanks to all who donated squares! I just love this quilt!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

This is a simple throw size quilt I finished this past week.  started it last spring.  all scraps left over from  previous projects.  I had it machine quilted.  The picture quality isn't the best, but you get the idea. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

And one for me !

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Beautiful quilts...

Thank you for posting the photos of the quilts, they are both beautiful.    Rosey,   I was so interested  in all you had to say about your father and his yearly adventures into the Artic..  Sorry about the sleeping bag though...and your nasty fall.  You'll be very stiff today. I hope you can take it quietly..

I haven't done any quilting for awhile but I do like to have small projects on the go.  I have made over- sized pincushion/needle case type things for the two grand-daughters... One off to University a long way from home, and one off flatting for the first time.  I will see if I can post photos of them. They were fun to make.  


Sunday, February 14, 2016

Fifty shades of grey...?!?

Looking at your photo Rosey,  I thought of taking a shot  of my own head of hair  !  Certainly just as lacking in colour but a very different shade of grey... you were dark, I was fair, that could be the difference..
Feeling a bit unsettled today as we had a very sharp earthquake this afternoon.  It's five years this week since we had the one that took lives and flattened our, once lovely, city...  As far as I have heard ,this one hasn't caused any loss of life or much structural damage.  I hope that is the case.  It's depressing enough to see what is still waiting to be rebuilt , without more buildings coming down..

Not a lot to report from this corner of the world.  The weather eventually settled into summer after a long and unsettled spring.   We have had some very hot days, but the countryside has remained remarkably green, due to the occasional very heavy rainfall.

DH and I have decided to go over to the UK .this (northern)summer.  My sister and her husband look a lot older in recent photos , so we thought we should make the effort while they are reasonably fit and well.  We have booked a cottage in the Cotswolds for a week in July. The Cotswolds are fairly central and very beautiful.  We plan to holiday there with them, which should be pleasant and restful for both couples.  We have other aging relatives in the  area and some good friends ,so it should be a good week.   Daughter #1 and her family will be in Scotland in July, so we will travel up there and have some time with them too.

Daughter #2 is facing big changes in her life this year, her eldest (20) has gone flatting for the first time (she has one more year to do at Uni.) the second child (18) is coming down to the South Island this week ,for his tertiary study, leaving her with the third child (16) at home , as an only child... He is quite looking forward to that and has already moved into his sister's(bigger and better)bedroom !!  

The BB is very quiet , I wonder how much longer we will have access to it ?   Thanks for sparking us into life again Rosey, its always good to hear your news.

Take care.