Tuesday, June 26, 2012

NZ quilt

This is a wall hanging I made for my daughter when she lived in America for a year and the red heart buttons are placed where we live where her grandparents lived and a special friend. It was the first time I did a stipple in the border 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

From Mum and Nana with love.

Daughters 21st quilt.

When my mother died I found a pile of hand embroidered squares with some fabric that was intended to make a quilt for my daughter. When Julie's 21st came around I decided to complete it and give it to her as a combined effort from Mum and Nana. I substituted one of the fabrics (the green tone on tone ) to make it less little girly and changed the pattern to a double Irish chain. It was a big job and a fairly emotional one by the end. I know my Mum would have been thrilled to see it and Julie was delighted to have it.  

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A winter shot.

A random photo of a Kea to get myself started again.

I had left it so long that my work Administrator had blocked me from accessing  my Blog to edit. I really thought I was stuck. However this morning he has allowed the Domain and I am away again.
Sorry to those who have looked in vain for so ling. The mind is willing but I just need to keep myself going. I got some binding sewn on a quilt yesterday with the holiday Monday here in NZ and now I have some hand stitching to do. I still have been reading others blogs and wishing I could be as productive as you all.