Today is the first day I did some sewing since the Monday after our quilting weekend which I think is the same day of my last post! It was nice to finally start doing some stitching and planning. I also quilted a humungous quilt this week - 98 x 104 plus two pillow cases. That was hard work as the top was batik.
Anyway I shall start the photo parade and fill in the gaps for you....
Here is Christine's king sized quilt waiting to be loaded.
The pattern was Hearts and Blooms and it made a huge difference to the look of the quilt.
Thanks for letting me quilt your quilt Christine.
Last Sunday afternoon the Group Leaders at Church had a Leaders Get together. We had lunch at Subway then headed up to Napier for a mystery trip. We ended up in prison!!!! It was a visit to the old Napier prison up on Bluff Hill. The old and very small prison was still operating as late as 1993. The conditions were truly dreadful. Prisoners were given one blanket and a mattress. The blanket was removed at 5am each morning. Showers were only installed in the 1980's.
My friend Kerry and I looking like matching members of the Red Club!!!
Talking about hexies...look what I found in a cupboard when we moved (head a little dipped here)....lol
Umm I started these about 12 years ago and was going to make a bag. Have long since lost the pattern so will do something else with them.
This afternoon I stitched the August blocks for the Paper Bag challenge. This is Vivienne's quilt and she is using yummy New Zealand fabrics. It's my turn for September. We dont get the blocks til the end of the year though, but I am going to make extra and it will be Caleb's quilt (grandson no. 7).
And our post wouldnt be the same without a mention of the "boys" who have become commuter cats. We have been taking them to work each day with us as they are used to the place and have lots of outside places to go. Then home they come. Last weekend they slept all weekend as if they had had a hard week at work...lol.
Well that's the catch up. Hope you are all well and have been having lots of great quilty moments. I shall talk to you again soon...it is the All Blacks tonight against Australia....oh boy what a battle it is going to be.
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