Sunday, 27 March 2016

What a marvellous summer!

I just love the shape of the clouds, and the colours of this sunset - inspiration for a quilt here I think?? Photo taken by Phil recently.

Last week Facebook posted a link to a Memory for a friend who made a comment about how the years have flown - where have they gone???  My thoughts are that someone has hit the "Fast Forward" button!  How else can one explain it! - well, that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!

I've enjoyed several quilt meetings in Wellington city, Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt - each club has its own unique character; I've been on the committee of all three, at separate times, and really enjoyed each experience.

Capital Quilters, the Lower Hutt group, held a meeting when the members had a sort of jelly roll race; I was unable to attend but saw some of the the results later.

What a great idea.......did they measure where the red inserts would end up? was it random - no, too organised for that........Looks like fun though!

I saw a sale notice -wow, great reductions -

until that is, that you saw the fine print at the bottom.   Um, what part of "everything" allows exclusions??  

I also found two beautiful designs for quilting on a recent shopping trip after teaching at Arohata;

they formed part of the wall design in the Glassons store in Porirua, where I bought the first of my cold weather jumpers - couldn't resist the style, but the colour doesn't go with much else in the wardrobe; I could have a go at dyeing it, use lots of scarves, buy more things that go with it, or just ignore the mismatch!

I'm doing some stitching, tiny squares -

and even smaller half square triangles - what was I thinking?  Not sure how they'll go together but a cot quilt would use them all, ummm

To close today, I'll share another of Phil's photographs; a moody view of the lake -

and the quotation by George Eliot; "It is never too late to be what you might have been."

Thanks for reading my blog, I look forward to returning!!


1 comment:

Helena said...

I've recently found your blog (from the list on Nancy J's blog All Points on the Compass) and have enjoyed reading the last 20 entries. What a very talented photographer your son Phil is! I was intrigued to read that you're originally from Selsey in West Sussex. I think the nearest I've been to there is Bosham, where a friend has a small holiday house. I'm also hoping to go to Fishbourne Roman Palace in September (I love Roman ruins).

When did you go out to New Zealand? Although I live in Gloucestershire, and have been in the UK for decades now, I was born in what was then Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and lived in Zambia until I was 10, so I'm always interested in people who move about in the world!

I do hope that the health issues to which you allude aren't troubling you too much.