This photo was taken by Phil on a recent visit to the South Island, what glorious colours of a storm approaching.
Three weeks since I last blogged - I am feeling like the queen of procrastination, so had a discussion with a good friend today who did some straight talking - I shall reinstate my black board [which is dark green] and list what I want to get done - and just do it!
Admittedly it's been a strange time in many ways; there was the excitement of being awarded the Queen's Service Medal and all the publicity around that - interviews and photo in the papers, then the television interview - and the really lovely part has been the letters and cards from friends, many of whom I haven't seen for a long time.
We've also been contacted by people wanting to donate supplies to the quilting programme in the prison, or who are interested in volunteering - it's been such a busy time but I don't feel I've accomplished much.......
But all that will change - I went for a walk today! I need to regain my albeit limited fitness and shed a few kilos.
Floyd likes to join me in my sewing room, he can always be relied on to find somewhere to curl up.
On a recent visit to the city I saw these items in a furniture shop - had to look twice at the chair -
As you can see it's a metal chair that has been wrapped with strips of fabric! and nearby was a quilt
I'm not sure that it was actually three layers, but it definitely had big stitch quilting on it. I wonder how much the maker received for her work?
The final photo for today was also taken by Phil near Kaikoura -
I'll leave you with this quote from Johan Wolfgang von Goethe, "Seize this very minute; what you can do, or dream you can, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
Wow, that's spooky........Off to the sewing room!
We'll talk again soon