Friday, 28 September 2012

Hi Everyone! I have my pile of envelopes ready to post out tomorrow. I have used scraps of fabric from the stash so I don't expect a coordinated look. It was very hard to pick at random and not stick to favourites!.

Joanne your blocks will be included. Oh! How tempting is the thought of a quilting day maybe!!

Hope alls well with everyone.


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

New Zealander Sewing weekend

Hi all,  Anyone free the weekend of 2 November?  Come and join the 4 New Zealanders for a quilting retreat just south east of Auckland at a beach house with a 180 degree view of the sea and islands. We will collect you from the Auckland International Airport (provide a sewing machine cutting board etc) and if possible keep you for longer to do some sight seeing around New Zealand.  Any takers? (Vreni - it's a direct flight from Singapore to Auckland!!!) Anxiously waiting responses, Joanne.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

At long last

Wendy above are the two blocks that will be in the post tomorrow.  My apologies for the lateness in completion of the blocks but only yesterday I received some items from our container and I got most of my sewing things.

Lucy tonight I finished your two blocks, I just love the colors you chose but I had nothing in my stash to complement what you sent so didn't add anything new in. 

Now I hope to get started on Joannes tomorrow.  Watch this space.

I hven't managed to get much quilting done since our arrival in New Zealand as house hunting and job hunting have been more of a priority.  I can't say either has been very successful yet but lets hope that will change.

Happy quilting

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Hello Joanne, That was a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I still have time to do some more sewing!.These just need a quick press and I will then have to find a post office as ours is still closed.We are all getting a bit concerned that there is a bigger picture and we might lose it. I have already demonstrated against our library closing.....! Trying very hard not to be a grumpy old lady.


Friday, 7 September 2012

Hi all

Hi to you all from Stanley Point, Auckland.
I wanted to let you know I have a new address 15 Second Avenue, Stanley Point, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
Today I received Joannes fabric for her block and yes I have still got Lucy's and Wendy's to complete as well.  On Monday I get my sewing things from our container so hopefully by next weekend they should all be finished and back in the post, fingers crossed.  My apologies if I am holding anyone up.
We are off to look at a few open homes this weekend but as yet we have not found anything to buy but we are enjoying our rental property that looks out onto Auckland Harbour. 
All the family have had the flu over the last ten days and Ryan had a trip to North Shore hospital from school aftering cutting his leg quite badly and receiving twelve stitches, never a dull moment.  Hopefully life will start to settle down here as we start to enjoy our spring weather.
Hopefully next time I post I will have some photos of some nice completed blocks to add.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

September block in the post.

Ladies,  I have posted the September blocks  with the exception of yours Catherine - what address shall I send to?

They use a quick and easy slash and sew technique. Email or blog any questions.

Enjoy! Joanne.