Saturday, 2 January 2016

Happy New Year!

Castlepoint looking east - dramatic sky and howling winds - photograph taken by Phil -

and, looking in the other direction, over the lighthouse -

I do hope you have had a good time over the Christmas break, despite the weird weather all over the world!  Wellington is not known for hot weather which suits me fine, and this year we've been pretty lucky.  The rain, in moderate amounts, has saved me from watering the garden whereas in other parts they are having flooding.

I've been doing some stitching, I mentioned another sort of jelly roll; when I got out the pile of fabrics from the strips basket I realised they were kind of dull, so jazzed them up a little with a lovely orange patterned one -

I'm also working on a variation which has alternate strips of white, and a variation of a recent block of the month from Wellington Guild,

I decided I liked the little blocks in various scrappy colours but preferred a more ordered setting!


You know how I love to find humorous billboards, or supermarket notices - just before Christmas I spotted this - 


At least we can be sure they won't run away!

I mentioned watering the garden, here's a corner -

The salvias have covered the bare earth and I have visited the garden centre a couple of times, next post I'll share with you what I purchased......

Here are another couple of Phil's photos, the first showing Wild Life at White Rock -

and the second a self portrait - and the thought that "The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well. " H.T. Leslie

Thanks for reading my blog - no promises or resolutions, just 'one day at a time'!!



Nancy J said...

I like both your layouts, super pics from Phil, Castlepoint, he must have been high up on the hill behind all the houses. And a selfie, beautiful. Happy New Year .

Nancy J said...

I forgot to mention the spelling!!! It is so easy to remember, use " E", as in envelopes for stationery!!! Maybe they thought the goodies would sit there forever.

Leeanne said...

I like your one day at a time 'moto'. Phils photographs are so beautiful. Good progress is being made at your sewing machine!

Ali Honey said...

Good quote! ( also since we have been playing some board games - applies there too!)
It's great when some rain does the watering isn't it - such a time saver and it usually gets the ones I miss. We were lucky to get over 3".
I never tire of looking at Phil's photos.
Happy New Year to You.