Friday, April 25, 2014

Multi-tasking today

Playing with fabric and listening to an ebook ;)

Hope you're having a great day! 

Carole x

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A two day class at Quilt Symposium


This is a two day class I'm teaching at Quilt Symposium at Palmerston North in January 2015. I can't wait to get my students in class and get them creating madness and mess! HA! We are going to have such fun! 

Carole x

Sunday, March 30, 2014

A little stitch love happening today...

Am loving the pale colours and the mark making today. What are you up to? 

Carole x

Monday, March 24, 2014

A fun day yesterday....

Well the class is finished and the girls had a fun day. We had a lovely day and a few laughs too. (Plus cake and chocolate which was necessary to keep the energy levels up!) They made some gorgeous embellishments too!
Here are a few pics from the day...



Brewing ;)


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Can't wait for the next class! 

Carole x

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fixing a wee treat for the girls today....

Welcome to Tui Glen Studios!

Making a little something for the girls today, using paper, wonder what they'll think? I'll let you know!

Carole x

Friday, March 21, 2014

Gathering all the requirements for the girls on Sunday

We'll be playing with alcohol inks on Sunday at the embellishment class. 
And we'll be ripping fabric!  Yay! 

Oh, and there's room for one more if you wanna come join us! 

Carole x

Friday, March 14, 2014

Helping on the KC booth at the show

Here's Trish and I and we are celebrating everything Irish this weekend at the quilt show in the Coach House Museum in Feilding. Our booth is looking pretty darn good too. 

There's lots of lovely fabric and beautiful quilts everywhere.

There's also lots of very old farming machinery.

And there's even a touch of gold here and there, but you'll have to be quick! 

Carole x

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What are you doing on the 23rd?

Nothing on? Come and join me at my Embellishment class! $50 for the day, drinks and nibbles supplied, just bring your lunch. We'll be playing with fabric, buttons, text, and alcohol inks. Lots of fun! 

Let me know if you're interested.

Carole x

quilt is finished and gets an airing this weekend

Gee, I took this a few evenings ago, the colour isn't quite true, but it will be on display at the Kowhai Quilters Show in Feilding this weekend. I will be teaching it in June as a quilt in a night class. I'll try and remember to get a photo on the weekend for you :) 

Carole x

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Lovely article in the Palmerston North paper!

I was very nervous yesterday as I waited for the daily paper to come out. Last week I was interviewed for the Home and Garden supplement.

The photo was taken under the kowhai trees on our property and it was about 6 in the evening and it was 29 degrees! Hopefully you can enlarge the article enough to be able to read it.

Today at work I had several people come up to me and tell me how nice they thought the article was which made me smile.

And yes, I do think of mistakes as adventures, traditional quilting can get stressful, especially if you have to keep unpicking!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Carole x

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

A little embellishing is going to be happening at the studio


I'll be running an embellishment class at The Studio on Sunday the 23rd of March and are we going to have fun! We'll be making these gorgeous necklaces or use them as a broach, and there will be fabric fancies if you're not into metal! 

Class runs from 9.30 to 4pm cost is $50 per person and space is limited. 

Carole x

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The trees are alive with the sound of......

The trees are full of circadas at the moment. I don't mind them, it's great so see so much life around. And it's a sign of summer! The noise however is incredible and they are not restricted to the trees, no they sit on the outside of the window mesh and come down the chimney, which is just silly as the dog lies in wait and eats them! 

When there's no mess, there's madness! 

Carole x

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A little unique stitching

I'm having fun at the craft fair today helping Cecile at her Unique Stitching booth. :)

Carole x

Monday, February 10, 2014

Had to have a wee mini break...

I had to have a wee mini break here....

....and it was a glorious day in New Plymouth for walking along the beach with my two fav people. It was a long drive, eight hours in total, next time we'll have to stay over night.

However, that means the quilt top was left unfinished......

Do you like where it's headed?

Carole x

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A little pile of goodness

Half way there. Think I need to eat!

Carole x


Hmmmm..... So far so good.....

Carole x

On the work bench today....

I think I might do some playing, see what happens... Only using 5 fabrics.

I'll let you know how I get on.

Have a fun weekend everyone! 

Carole x

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Celebrating New Zealand Day


A few flags are flying today, any reason to hang some bunting!


Have a great Thursday New Zealand! 

Carole x