Tuesday, 23 December 2014

One more Farmers Wife block & Christmas Greetings...

With Christmas only two sleeps away, we head off tomorrow morning to the Waikato.  We are going to go via Rotorua and call in and see our daughter Shala, granddaughter Tonya and great granddaughter Zoe!  Might get to see one the grandsons if he is around too. Then we will head off after lunch and aim to get to son Daryll's for dinner.  I am so excited that we can spend some time with Dayn and little Hamish.  On Christmas  morning we will head into Te Awamutu where we will all celebrate Christmas together (well, with three of our kids anyway).

It has been a very slow week in regards to work.  I did manage to get one more Farmers Wife block made so the pile goes up again.  Soon I will be down to double figures!!!

 When in Wellington the week before I spotted the stall that Stitchbirds had in the Underground Market.  Chose a couple of these, but then somehow we managed to end up in their shop in Kilbirnie...funny that.
Love this wee selection.  Now I am going to be firm with myself and no more fabric until I have used lots up.

This one is my favourite though.  Just love the cats and the cool saying.  I shall have to use this on something really special.

That's most of the news for now.

Kerry and I hope you have an awesome Christmas.  We are so thankful that "God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16.

We pray that you will be truly blessed as you celebrate with your families.  If you are on your own, we pray you will feel loved by the presence of good friends and if you cannot be with friends or family, we pray that you will feel God's amazing love for you.

See you soon.


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Fabric sneaking into my Stash!!!

Well for goodness sake, I'm not really sure how this happened....

Our Tuesday Chat group went out Tuesday of last week for our Christmas outing.  We did happen to call in at a couple of quilt shops...and somehow these wee pieces of fabric jumped right into my hand.  Honestly, I'm sure that's how it happened.....lol.  Just a few extra bits and pieces for my Farmers Wife blocks mostly, and just loved this one....

Isn't it just gorgeous.  Might have to sneak back and get another couple of pieces in the other colourways.
We had a lovely day out...there were 10 of us.  We visited the Museum in Napier to see the clothing collection of our ex Member of Parliament the late Turakatene-Sullivan and the wonderful display of lovely old aprons, tea cosies and other memorabilia from Rosemary McLeod's personal collection.  We certainly had a lovely day.

Then I thought I should do some further "sorting of the stuff" in preparation for when we convert this building into our home!!  Oh dear, it is going to be rather difficult going from two huge rooms for my studio and storage to...???????  I did manage to sort my basket of assorted strips...

Now all bagged up into their colours and all the 2 1/2" strips in one bundle.  Wow some awesomeness in organisational skills.   (those are my big words for the week!).

Then I got into making some more bags from my granddaughters Christmas Presents.  I shall put goodies inside them.  These are so simple and easy to make thanks to some wonderful blog postings too numerous to list here.  Also found another neat pattern in a magazine today but havent tried that out yet.

Yippee, only a few to go.  Off to the Waikato for Christmas this year.

Talk to you all again soon.  Thanks for visiting.


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Farmers Wife, 1930's etc..

Managed to get some of my own blocks done last week.  These two are for the paper bag challenge at the  Otane Patchwork Group.  I love the 1930's fabrics so really enjoyed making these two.

Then I managed to make one more of my Farmers Wife blocks.  Very challenging to get all these little triangles together and still look straight.  Now I have 7 made up....only 103 to go now!!  Have another three cut out so hope to get some more stitching time soon.

Even managed to finish another of these hexagon flowers. I have no idea of what I am going to do with them but I have quite a pile of hexies so will just potter on and make more up.

We spotted this very large butterfly resting on our peach tree a few days ago.  Not too sure on what it is.  Might even be a Gum Moth.

Husband Kerry had his cataract operation today.  We are so thankful for our health system.  It will make a huge difference to him.

See you again soon.