Saturday, 31 March 2012

Amazing I`ve got time

At last I`ve time to blog. First my blocks B and C of Garderners Journal for months February and March which I had not shown till now.

Loving the progress on this quilt. In the next day or two I `ll start block D.
Amazing that I`ve got time to do this as earlier in the week Hubby had an accident with his hand (he had proper gloves on) getting caught while helping to put an aviray onto the back of a truck. We have had him to the Drs every few days for redressing. So thankful I can drive. He`s had his arm in a sling to keep his hand raised.

Even for his birthday. We shared this time with family.

Look what I`ve won!  My daughter Celeste got the raffle ticket for me  from `The Paul Hunter Centre ` . It has been a lovely surprise.

Last week my friend Joanne and I went to see `Wine Country Quilts Exhibition` up at Pukeora Estate Waipukurau. I took a few photos.

The piecing of this quilt drafting sheep was amazing, no wonder it won a ribbon.

Look at the oppossum. Had to take photo of this as Hubby use to trap them for their fur which he made slippers from the tanned skins. Another with a ribbon. The photo don`t show the 3D detail.

This was my pick out of the ones with out ribbons. Such cool cats. So glad I went.
Well must away to finish Dinner preparations. Thanks for lovely comments and till next time:
 Happy Stitching, Clare.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Tis the season

Hello everyone. Hope you are finding time to stitch! I have. Thought I`d show you where I`m at with `Tis the Season`. Brought my fabrics last year when I had a day out with Kath. I see Katrina has her fabric and threads now.

Love my colours. The red print Katrina made me a `Bon bon`   for part of my Christmas gift from her.I loved this so off we went looking  for more of the same as I knew I`d like that in my quilt. I found the last metre at JJs in Napier. Then Kath found the fawn leaf and my stitchery fabric a cream background with fawn spots. I decided to stitch with DMC 815. Have enjoyed this so far.
Thankyou for visiting, please come again.
 Till next time Happy Stitching,