Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 25 June 2012

Quiet Day

Today we have had strong winds, squalls, and the stream is running fast and brown. There was no good reason to brave the weather and work outside. Hugh edited some of his GoPro video camera footage, then we tried to view it on the TV. No luck, so looked at it on my laptop. I then Googled some quilt patterns, and found all kinds of  wonderful  designs. I like this woven design. Then there were the New York Beauty ones, which one do I like the best?? So easy to see my favourite colours. All these are courtesy of the Internet.

woven ribbons quilt designNY Beauty

Spiked-with-Color-QuiltNY Beauty different layout
Favourite colours
look at this, a flower garden made with New York Beauty blocks, Beautiful.The Internet is the source of inspiration, talent, colours,designs and all else.
NY beauty flower garden
Flowers over the years. Birthday Flowers December 2004, the arrangements for the table outdoors.
Birthday flowers 2004
Day Lilies in our garden.
day lily (1)day lily (2)day lily (3)
These were  given to our very dear friend Elaine , in Auckland.
Flowers from a friend
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Friends are flowers in the garden of life”
Cheers from Jean


Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hi Jean
What super inspiration.
I'm sure there is a NY Beauty in my future. I won a bundle of batiks a few years back, that's what I plan to use.
............one day

Julie Fukuda said...

I wouldn't dare to look for more patterns ... I'm so far behind!

Nancy J said...

Yes Julie, me too, but I did so enjoy browsing, selecting, and YES, dreaming about what I might do one day.I admire so much the talent that shows in all these. Cheers from Jean

Lindsjö taxar said...

Really nice! We have not summer wheather, its raining and every day some rain record is beaten. Yesterday it came 73 mm and thats record for one day. Lucky to work some weeks more until I take vacation :-)

Gayle said...

My dad was in Auckland once. He spent 6 weeks travelling around Australia. It was a Christmas gift from my mother. They never traveled together because they thought one of them should always be with me. I wish they would have enjoyed a vacation together. I remember a shirt he brought me from Alice Springs. I think that is where he went on a hot air balloon ride.

All the quits are lovely... I could never do anything that fancy!!

Nancy J said...

Hi Gayle, the quilt blocks have all been sewn by someone else, I did some Google searching, and they are a real inspiration. I long way for your Dad to travel down here,Alice Sorings would be a great place to be in a hot air balloon. Cheers from Jean

FlowerLady said...

Good morning Jean ~ Well, it's morning here in s.e. FL, USA. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comment.

I've never made a quilt in my life. I've got squares cut out to make 'one' for DH and myself. I 'hate' using a sewing machine, I get tense and haven't used one in over 30 years.

Those quilts you found online for inspiration are wonderful, and the colors fantastic.

I look forward to visiting your blog to see more of your quilting, life, and what is going on in your part of the world.

FlowerLady Lorraine

Nancy J said...

Hi Lorraine, welcome. I love your little 'cottage' and can see you will have many happy days there.Enjoy your jelly, I am so happy it has gone to you. My dream is to be able to visit all my blog friends around the world. Dream on!! Cheers from Jean

Jyojia said...

I really, really, really like that woven design!