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!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
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!
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
I had to have a wee mini break here....
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Sunday, February 2, 2014
What a gorgeous Sunday we're having here in Levin. Today I'm trying to finish one of my WIP's. And I'm trying not to get side tracked.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
I made a couple of cushion covers for chairs, however, it was such a nice day today that at lunchtime we were tempted to find a shady spot outdoors and relax with the birds.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Well finally I can reveal my latest quilt, (now that it's finished). Here is....
The Great New Zealand Road Trip
I must fess up that it's not totally my own idea. I saw the little cars on the Laundry Basket website, they were plain on a plain background. So I decided that I could put them to use and create a quirky quilt that took quilters on a road trip around New Zealand.
It starts off right up the top of the North Island with the beaches and holiday makers and slowly wends its way south to Bluff in the deep South. It has cars with surfboards and luggage, cars crashing and a 'crib' and wee caravans. And there is plenty of scope for you to add touches that would make it unique to you.
Of course it's a little quirky and wouldn't be complete without some bunting in there.
Oh, and a lacy curtain blowing in the breeze. There are a few mishaps along the way too, it's not all plain sailing - oops, I mean plain driving, for these cute wee adventurers.
Buddy sure likes it!
I will be teaching this as a two day class at the Krazy Cow Quilts in Levin in Term two,
and am available to teach at other venues.
Now I can move onto my next project!