25 October 2006
21 October 2006
20 October 2006
These blocks were the prize in a quilting raffle on my trip to Auckland.
Everyone that went made some blocks, they were divided up in to 5 groups which were then raffled off. This is the lot I won.
I now have to decide how to put them together. Luckly one of the blocks is my own so I have some of that fabric. Another of the other blocks has fabric that I have a lot of at home. I might use these to make up some more blocks. Or I might use them for the sashing.
I bought this daisy to celebrate my first day. Got it cheap as it looked a bit bedraggled, but is is doing well and responding to care and attention.
10 October 2006
On the way home from Auckland our bus broke down. Well done to the coach driver, assisted by a few pairs of pantihose, for getting the bus to a safe stopping place. And thanks to all the ladies that volunteered their stockings. The brief stop gave me the oppertunity to take some pics of the sunset. Then after a short delay and a bit of entertainment our next coach appeared to take us all home. Click the image to see the larger versions.
Just had a great time in Auckland at the Calico Christmas quilt show, with the ladies from Kierunga Quilt group. We were treated and spoilt all weekend. It was brilliant to just let sombody else do the organisation, especially when they did it so well. Thank you to Shirley and Colleen for making it such a good time. And thanks to all the other ladies for all the goodies passed around.
The first view is of the sun rising, taken from my hotel room. The second is from a room at the front of the hotel over to Auckland CBD. The hotel is the Byron on Spencer, a nice tidy comfortable place to stay on the North Shore.
03 October 2006
02 October 2006
Those daisies in the garden are getting taller and taller. They look so good. But the grass is getting very long too. Well the bits of grass in between the mounds of clover. Hope the grass cutting guy comes back from the UK soon, or the neighbours will start to complain.
01 October 2006
Spent all day yesterday with my youngest son in the Emergency Department. You can see why above. He broke his toe while running in the garden and stubbing it on a rock. We left home at 11am and got back to the house at about 4:30pm. It was a lovely Hawkes Bay sunny day and we missed it sitting watching the sick and injured passing by. Just so greatful that all he had done was broken a toe. A big thanks to my darling hubbie Peter for keeping Callum occupied by ripping up health leaflets and making Origami Birds and Boxes.