Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sunday Funday #2

Today I had the pleasure of my 2 girls in shed.
Miss C did some beading.  

And made this bracelet. 

Miss E got inspiration from tumblr.

And with a little help she made this purse.

After a bit of tidying I put a back together.

For this quilt.

In the meantime Mr G started work on the shack.
A new temporary home for our son.

The girls are looking far too comfortable in the shed.
It's my hsppy place, so as long as they are happy they are welcome. 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014


As part of the fundraising efforts to enable my daughter to go to London with her Drama class,  l have been making and selling cushions among other things.

Here are some a friend ordered, finished and ready to drop off.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Monday Night Madness #13

Only 3 of us tonight, with a quick visit from Mad V
Mad L working on her blocks.

Mad J making her Grandson a quilt.

Mad Me finished blocks for Lynda.
Yay - now what to work on next.

Sunday Funday

Happy days, my girlfriend came to the Sheila Shed yesterday.
We both made a cushion.
She made the blue one for her "Mum"
I made the pink one for an order.

Then we both worked on Lyndas blocks.
Not as easy as they look.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Monday Night Madness #12

A bit late however here is the maddness that was a foot last Monday.
Mad D making this clever quilt for a friend. 

Mad L treated us to a new recipe courtesy of Jo Seager.
Very yum.

Mad A pulled one from the WIP  pile and it's amazing.

Great to see mad V and her own hand died wool.

Mad me was knitting a big sloppy jumper for myself or my daughter.
First up, best dressed.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Monday Night Madness #11

Mad V hand sewing felt circles on to a cushion. 

Mad D making a block for her Mum's church national quilt. 

Mad L working on her blocks.

Mad me contemplating a new quilt. 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

The Long Awaited Wedding

I have a very dear friend who I have lived with, partied with, laughed with and cried with.  
We have been good friends for many many years.
This weekend we had the privilege of spending the weekend at  Waiouru Army base to celebrate her marriage to the amazing Dave.

For a wedding present what else would I give but a quilt.

I chose the plus design.
It's a lot of fun to make and makes good of the design wall

I subtly ask her what her favourite colour was.
Tourquoise - not my favourite colour and not one I had much of.
Now I am rather fond of it.
I am so pleased with the result.

Cross Hatched quilting 1/2 apart.
Gives great visual and tactile textile.

It's hard to see but the entrance to the base says
Welcome all to David and Marise's Wedding

Great sight seeing the soldiers marching in lines

Our accommodation for the weekend.
The Officer's Mess
Not the wooden bunks we were expecting.

The Bride
She looked beautiful.
Just like she stepped out of Downton Abbey

The happy couple

Today we were taken on a bus tour around some of the training grounds.
And one of my lifetime dreams came true,
We saw the Kaimanawa Horses.

The base is massive, larger than Lake Taupo and a little smaller than Singapore.

What a fantastic weekend.