I have wanted to get some GOOD photos of the finished projects, and we have had grey, cloudy days, until today, but I was sewing all day.
I have been following the Blogathon, the Canadian Quilters have put on a great show, with photos, tutorials, links, and so many more members than I can visit in a day.Best of all, well not quite, as the quilts and bags and wall hangings take First Place!!…the maps showing where each quilter lived, and then details of the area, population!!! number of lakes!!! and much more. I have been fascinated by photos of quilts, laid out on the snow or ice, hanging in trees with snow underneath.
Sandy of Upstairs Hobby Room,… here … had this tutorial for coasters, so I made 6, then added a larger one, different design, loosely based on the pattern from Linda at razzledazzlequilter. … to be posted South tomorrow. There is a birthday down there on 4th December, and I wanted something else to go in the box. Sandy, thanks so much for your email, this hop has been so enjoyable.
So, with no photos taken today, here are a few from August 2011, when we had the one and only snowfall at our home since we came here in 2001. well, there was a little more falling on the next day. Buffalo people, dream about this minuscule amount, I phoned Son-in-law, on the farm down south, and boasted about our few inches, he laughed, they had 8 inches, and more was falling , icicles off the roof, I stood outside so early in the morning and felt the flakes fall on my face, I walked so carefully, to not leave big footprints all over ,when I turned round to take some photos.
Later that week, Hugh and his brother Des ventured into the Ruahine Range, where there was a lot more snow than at our home.
Some of you may have seen these before, but here they are again.
Our home, 7.10 a.m. August 2011, you can see the tracks left after Hugh had taken the quad and trailer, to fill the wood box by the left side doorway.
Taken from the front door looking to the driveway and front gates.
This was as far as the quad bike could go, too deep, turn around was just past this area.
Ruahine Range snow, on Takapari Road.
The outdoor table, before the fingerprint. And after, one finger had to poke at the lower left edge!!!
Someone had to make sure it really was snow
Here is snow on the farm down south. May 2013. And like those of my blog friends in US or Canada, south of Dunedin in Otago, they are used to having falls like this every winter.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“Gray skies are just clouds passing over.”
Greetings from Jean