This was the frost in 2005, fairly severe for here, but nothing like the ones in the far south. Beautiful days and clear skies make the cold seem all so worthwhile, and what better way to spend a day like this than to walk outside, look at nature's wonder, then carry on with the mundane house work. This was done in a class by Anna Williams and the tibouchina flower from a plant that was a birthday present. Maybe the wall hanging I like best, but as it is in one of my favourite colours, that probably lends some weight to that decision. Colours tend to play a big part in how we choose favourite quilts, fabrics or clothes, maybe it even goes as far as when choosing a car, if we are so lucky. The men would be so much more practical, and look at size, cc rating, 4 WD or a station wagon, can it hold the golf clubs, will it tow a trailer and many more necessary factors.However last year we both visited a quilt show, but alongside it was vintage farm machinery on display, and we had both seen many of them on our respective parents' farms. so we both had great enjoyment that day.
Hootie Owl was made for my friend's 70th Birthday in March 2010, we were foundation pupils at Papakura High School in 1954, and have been friends since then. He seemed to represent our days together, the library duties, the tuck shop, sharing our grief when a classmate died a few years after we left school.So he sits ,with silent wisdom staring from blue eyes.