Saturday, 21 June 2014
Day's Bay and the Dowse
Phil came across this mother and daughter enjoying the last rays of the sun over in Day's Bay earlier in the week - they were happy to be photographed. The pontoon is dragged onto the beach for the winter so makes a convenient spot to stand 'on guard '. What beautiful weather we've been having - I know, the ski resorts aren't too happy - what's that old cliche about 'pleasing everybody'?
I've finished knitting one side of the hot water bottle cover I started last week - have to say I enjoy simple knitting - but, am wondering whether there's much point as I had to visit my local Mitre Ten store last week to buy a new door bell - had great fun setting it up when I got it home, I chose the ring tone of Big Ben!! I might get sick of it, depends on how many visitors I get..... anyway, there in the big bins on the way into the store, were hundreds of hot water bottles, complete with soft covers for only $10 each.........
I went to Cafe Rika this morning for a coffee, and look what was outside -
It's lei work by Niki Hastings-McFall - something a bit different - reminds me of a totem pole ?
Last time I showed some blocks I was playing around with, made with strips cut into squares and then altered by doing a sew and flip on opposite corners.
Here's a few ideas for putting the resulting smaller squares together -
using the part with the light and dark strips
turning them into a pinwheel,
or finally, making very strong diagonal lines - any colours could be used, maybe use plains instead of patterned - as with so much in quilting, there are endless possibilities.
I got a new App last week, This American Life, which has hundreds of radio broadcasts on any number of subjects - the first one I listened to was "No Coincidence, No Story! - some truly amazing stories of coincidences which got me thinking about my own life and some of the strange events...........
Why didn't I make the effort to watch the All Blacks last night? [we won 36-13] Sounds like the kind of game I would enjoy - which leads me into the thought for the day, "When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less." Paul Brown
and a final photograph from Phil, the evening light at Baring Head last week - I feel so sorry for the little bush..........
Thanks for visiting my blog, take care