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

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Too many distractions!

See what I mean!

Carole x

Trying not to get sidetracked!

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. 

I think I'll turn this wee stitchery into a cushion. 

I'll show you as soon as it's finished.

Made anything this weekend?

Carole x

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Open day at the Studio


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.

The next open day will be Sunday 2 March. Hope you can join me!

Carole x