Being so organised (ha!) I have finished the first one. I have only given you one photo as it is going to be in the exhibition so cant spoil it.
It was like quilting a garden with this quilt and Sue made a wonderful job of all the appliqued flowers. Had to work hard with the eyes with such a dark navy background and my So Fine blue was almost too good a match. I used a Magnifico blue down the centre of the feather fern and in the veins to give it a lift. Thanks Sue, I enjoyed getting back into the swing of things with your awesome quilt.
Then it was off to Wellington for the weekend to celebrate our youngest granddaughter's first birthday. We are both amazed that this year has flown so fast. We had a wonderful celebration with Marceline's Mum and Dad - Kea and Richard, Kea's folks and some friends. Wellington put on the most beautiful day that required sunscreen and all.
This is my cool Tonka Front End Loader that Mum and Dad got me. I just love it and played for ages with it. Poppa is giving me some driving lessons while Mum looks on.
We all had a yummy chocolate cake but Nana forgot to take a picture of that one. Gee Nana.
Sunday we all went down to the Farmers Market at the Waterfront. After buying some fabulously fresh fruit and vegetables, we checked out all the food stalls and had brunch. The only thing with that is it takes me forever to decide what I'm going to eat and then I end up last!
This is me (Marceline) just hanging around with the oldies!
Please note, not a cloud in the sky and it's Wellington. Love it.
Kerry and I decided to go look in Te Papa National Museum before we left for home and saw the Dream Works exhibition. It was great. They take you on a dragon flight and wow, it was exciting.
On the way home we stopped in at Sawmillers Quiltery which is run by my friend Yvonne situated in Te Marua, just north of Upper Hutt. Lovely fabrics and great conversation. Next door is the Stonestead Devonshire Tea Shop. Yummmmmm.
My last gasp is this....7 little blocks, and I mean little!!! I made the mistake of reading on Cynthia's blog quiltingismorefun that housework about this mad 365 day challenge. You make a block a day for 365 days and at the end have this awesome quilt. Hmmmm. Not all the blocks are 3" - these are the first border around the centre medallion. I have also decided they must all come out of my stash.! Well so far I'm up to date with two blocks cut and ready to sew tonight which will probably end up being tomorrow as I ended up here instead which makes 15 blocks. Let's see how long I can hang in there on this one. By the way, there are over 12000 quilters joined up...wow. (It's free too)
So there you have it...life in the Moore household is still ticking along. I hope those of you on holiday are having a great time. Those who have worked through I sympathise with. Those who dont work ....yippeee I wanna join you! Mind you, I don't think there is anyone who doesn't work in some way or other.
Bye for now and thanks for reading all the way down to here. It seems a long way to me too. I need to stop talking so much maybe but I don't know, the words just keep coming out. I will see you again soon I hope and take care.
I'm linking with Cynthia at Oh Scrap here.
Go over and have a look at her lovely blogs with lots of tempting scrap projects. Actually I am blaming Cynthia for my falling for the above mentioned 365 Challenge, lol.Blessings to you all,