Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Meanwhile the last of the autumn leaves have been blown off the trees and we've dug the house out from under them all. 

After the cold weekend the ranges at the end of our road have snow on them, this photo was taken from the railway station in Levin on Friday afternoon.

Have a great week everyone!

Carole x

Monday, June 24, 2013

little bags made

All the little bags are made now. Ready to be filled.

Woops! Oh well, nothing the vacuum won't fix!

Waiting for their fillings and ribbons :)

Carole x

Monday, June 17, 2013

Getting ready for symposium

The countdown has begun, and I must admit I'm starting to feel excited about teaching my three classes at the National Quilt Symposium in Taupo. It's going to be full on, no time to lull about and dream! There are all sorts of things planned for the tutors and I can't wait to see the tutors exhibition and visit the merchants mall. 
Tonight my desk was looking like this after cutting 60 fabric strips. 

Thought I might make some emergency energy bags for each of my students. I think they may need some extra energy, we're going to be very busy!
Of course those of you who know me, know that I have to add a few embellishments.
There, that's a bit neater. All piles are now stacked ready for me to put together. 
Maybe if you're in one of my classes you'll get one of these wee bags to keep for yourself! (That is, of course, when it is empty!)

Carole x

Sunday, June 16, 2013

It's been a wet Sunday

Today, as expected, has been wet and grey. But I put my coat and gumboots on and went out to plant some annuals in a couple of spots, and I had a couple of rose bushes to plant.  
These impatients are growing in the garden outside the window seat. They're getting tall so you can look through them. The light filters through the leaves and with the odd splash of colour it's very pretty. Actually, I think they're getting a little out of hand, I think they may need a small manicure.

There was also a little bread making happening today. There's nothing nicer than the smell of freshly baked bread in the house. However, on the downside, it's so yummy that we want to eat it with everything!
I also played in my sewing room this afternoon, I'll show you tomorrow what I got up to. 

Carole x

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

a clever find...

Look what I found (and bought!) Two old cane chairs. I never knew such things could excite me so much! During the winter months they are at home in our spa room, but in summer they will go out into the garden under a tree, where I can relax in the shade.

Mmmm, relax? am I delusional? Well the idea is nice!

Hope your week is fun and productive!
Carole x