Monday, 30 July 2012

Jennie's Block

Finally finished! I love the purples. I'm not very good at the stitching so it was harder than I thought for me. Now that my kids have returned to school I will get to the next block. Hopefully it won't take an extra month!

Lucy's blocks

Hello everyone, well the British weather has reverted to type and yet again we have showers!  Heyho, we just have to make the most of it.

I did Lucy's two blocks (above)at the weekend and really enjoyed making them in between watching the Olympics  Will get them in the post later this week.  Lucy, I loved the colour combinations, particularly the green/yellow one, which is unusual for me as they are not colours I would normally gravitate to.  Hope you are happy with them

best wishes

Thursday, 26 July 2012


We are now living in temporary accomodation for three weeks while we try and find a rental property, this is proving more difficult than expected with few rentals available and what is available is small and over priced.  Hopefully something will sort its self out over the next few weeks.
I have never lived in Auckland before but for the past week it has rained heaps but then the sun comes and the temperatures are very mild which is great.  The boys keep asking are you sure this is winter.
I have nearly finished the circles, (sorry I have taken so long) I thought I could stitch on the plane but the light was so bad (the eye sight not much better) so am finishing it up now and will get it in the post early next week.
Lucy can you please send my July fabric to my niece at her business, the address is:
Edible Blooms, 13/6 Airborne Road, Rosedale 0632, Auckland
Thanks I see her often so I can easily get it from her.
The photos of the circles and Lucy block look fantastic so I am looking forward to getting my new (old) Featherlite out and stitching away.
I was in Devonport yesterday and found Cushlas Quilt shop and as per usual I could not get out the door without making a purchase, funny how quilt shops do this to you, I hope its not just me this happens too!!  They have lots of classes going and it seemed a very busy place as the classes are held above the shop, I think I could hang out down there very easily.
Happy quilting

Monday, 23 July 2012

Very exciting...arrived home to find Vrenis' beautiful blocks in the mail! Thank you so much - I think they are wonderful. Then came on the site and saw the photos - Really pleased with how they look!!! Belisimo!!

Lucy's Block

Hi Lucy
Will be putting these into the mail on Wednesday, hope you like them.
I loved the colours you chose and rather fancy having a go at making one myself!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

 I really enjoyed making these blocks and love the colours. I found the website with the pattern and it revealed all as I was puzzled as to how you would join the blocks!! Obvious when you know how!

Saturday, 21 July 2012


The circle block has been posted ..I am sorry it has taken so long Jennie. I did get carried away with the bubbles!
Have already started cutting the squares for Lucy.
I think we are slightly warmer than you Joanne and to wake to sunshine was sheer delight.Have a good weekend everyone.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Jennie,  You will be relieved to know that I have FINALLY made your block. I failed to get it done before 3 weeks holiday in Thailand (2 with Jackie which was neat we didn't get much stitching done). I  took your block bits with me and got the circles prepared but then decided to overlap them in my layout and it would be too hard to hand stitch. Soback home nowa... 4 days later I finally got a moment to sit at the machine. Now I'm going to the post office - for hopefully a better experience than Lucy!

Hope you lke the block - and the slippers! It's a lovely winters day here, 15 degrees and sunny.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Circle blocks received

Hi Lucy and Susan, just to confirm safe receipt of your lovely blocks. Both very different, but both lovely. Many thanks. I think I am just a couple short now. Looking forward to doing Lucy's in the next few days. Jennie

Friday, 13 July 2012

Circle Block

Thank you for sending my fabric to Jackie.  When I was there in June I put together the block and now I am going to blanket stitch by hand around each of the circles.  I intend to try and get this done on my flight back to NZ so I am sorry if I am running a bit late in getting your block finished.
I hope to get it in the post soon.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Hi all,
Just wondering if any of you have got my July parcels yet? I posted a week ago so thought at least some would have arrived. I was worried after my run in with the lady at the post office that NZ post might refuse to post them if they thought that they should be parcel post!
Also I need a new address for Catherine? or I could just do your block for you Catherine as you are probably not organised to sew with the big move. Just let me know.
And apologies to Jennie. I have been working on the circles all morning and will post tomorrow. I was delayed by preparing my July parcels but am back on track now!

Monday, 2 July 2012

July blocks are in the post tomorrow. Sorry, I meant to send them last week but it has taken much longer to organise than I anticipated! It's a very simple block so shouldn't take long.