Saturday, 27 June 2015
Weather and stuff.......
Phil took this photograph a few weeks ago - and I'm sure the river didn't look like this a few days ago when there were severe rainstorms that caused much damage and misery in Whanganui. It will take a big effort to return the landscape to its former beauty.
As you can see, a usually calm and placid river.
Last week I showed photos of the bargains at my favourite Garden Centre, here's a couple more - obviously this bag isn't intended for a quilter -
But here's one that would find a good home with me,
and these placemats made me smile -
I'm sure we all know someone who would be a suitable match!
I've been to two quilt meetings this week and have put in several hours on the "mile a minute "- I wish - scrap quilt piecing.
Progress is being made on the larger blocks -
I don't think I'll put sashing between the blocks, but it might need to be a tad wider........not to worry I have a fair few pieces coming off the production line!
A while back we were all expecting a cyclone - well it didn't stop but it did show up in the clouds -
I'm sure I can see angry faces - or is that just my post cataract-op eyes?!
There was a most interesting speaker at the Pinestream Meeting, a woman from Fostering Hope; the club has being supporting the child fostering programme by making drawstring bags and filling them with toothbrush, toothpaste and a small toy - we now have a list of other things that would be acceptable - so a few things I still have that my grandchildren have outgrown will be of use to another child.
There were some interesting quilts in Show and Tell,
A popular colour scheme, so simple but so effective and I love the cornerstones that sort of twinkle!
Terrific use of a printed feature fabric to make a child's quilt - obviously a nature lover!
And this by Shirley showing the original fabric before it morphed into an intricate pattern.
I was too busy with office work to get along to the Karori meeting on Wednesday, but I can show you another of the quilt tops I donated - shall make a point of checking this week to find out exactly where they are going - and how many more they need.
I think I've solved my problems with the office printer, it doesn't like keyboard shortcuts! If I stop typing, pick up the mouse, point to file, print, etc. then all is fine - if I carry on typing but just do a Ctl+P then hit the enter key - wow, it gets its knickers in a twist. Mind you, it's a fairly old printer and what's that saying about old dogs.............:))
I have another couple of photographs from Phil that I want to share today, a sunrise and a sunset -
Lake Tarawera sunrise and
sunset at Lake Tarawera, and the quote that is so apt that it's spooky, "You don't have to be old in America to say of a world you lived in,' That world is gone.'"
Thanks for stopping by and your comments - much appreciated.