Central Plateau, North Island

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

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Day 12, DRUM ROLL for everyone.

Yes, Day 12 has dawned, and down here, almost ended. This has been an amazing event, and so many have commented, no doubt pondered over which beautiful item they will make first.

Some  morning sunrise photos at our home, North Island,  in New Zealand,

morning reflection

sunrise 2nd September 2

And as we end the 12 days, some sunsets. This was at our home,but  this view is looking  at the sky to the East.

Eastern sky  in the evening.

We were staying on a friend’s farm, and this is at  1005 metres above sea level, and looking to the West.

Night sky at 1005 metres asl

And to finish the picture entries, here are Ginger Boy, a stray, and Boris, also a stray, who arrived on Mother’s Day in 2015, only a few weeks old.  I gave this the title “ Are you my Dad?”

Boris and Max  June 2015,are you my Dad

Today you can visit Christina here.

Christina's Handicrafts

I have already popped over and  do like both her projects, blue fabrics, my favourites. 

Next you will so enjoy a trip to meet Aby at


Yes, I have been to her pattern page and saved  the designs.

Now,some earlier  bloggers have been  even busier,  and here are  extra pages for you to enjoy.

Kathy is doing an extra   posting with something exciting for the   younger ones. Be sure to see the fun they had.

  Kathy's Kwilts and More

Then hop over and  visit  Karen and see that full stocking again, even more full this time.

Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats

Then Michele at Crayon Box Studio has more instructions.

Visit her  right here where black changes to blue!!!      click here

Wendy is at Pieceful Thoughts of my Quilting Life and she gives us  the instructions to make that beautiful JOY garland.

Visit her …..here

Carole  of From  My Carolina Home  has more for all of us.

Visit  her blog at this link.

Jennifer can be found at her blog, The Inquiring Quilter,

and has given us some lovely ideas from previous years.

Hop into her blog right here.

Finally,  Jan at  The Colourful Fabriholic, has posted the  tutorial for that fabulous wall hanging Christmas tree.

Hop on to her blog and this will finish the

12 Days Of Christmas in July Blog Hop banner 

I have found the last 12 days to be exciting, fascinating, time consuming, challenging, and far-reaching as I read new posts, made new friends, and gathered so many wonderful ideas for later in the year.

A HUGE thank you to Sarah for all her hours behind the laptop, on the keyboard, sending and receiving emails, and through this,  being away for a family emergency. Thank you so much.

Quotation of the day,author unknown

“‘Believe in yourself

and so much more will be possible”

Greetings from Jean.


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Beautiful morning photos, Jean!!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! You captured some excellent photographs!!

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Beautiful skies! And so much to see at this array of blogs. Thanks for sharing Jean.

Sandra Walker said...

Yes! Time consuming but so inspiring. I'm catching up, glad she's given a few extra days to do so! Thanks for all the reminders in today's post.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

You have quite the eye for photography...not to mention that nature seemed to be cooperating for these breathtaking photos. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day! --Andrea

Mystic Quilter said...

Stunning views Jean, and what a beauty of a photograph of Boris and Ginger Boy, two very lucky cats I would say!!

Paige said...

Oh, wow! Beautiful skies! And love the kitty cats!

Lorna McMahon said...

Such lovely photos... God sure does paint a beautiful view, which you have captured perfectly!

pajtr said...

Oh! Jean!
What wonderful photos!!
You have an artist's eye, indeed!
(Those are some pretty little friends you have there, too!... Lucky strays!)
Pat T.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Somehow I missed the whole thing, but scrolled back through to see - love your owl! Your pictures are gorgeous!

KB Bear said...

Wow, those skies are gorgeous!

Jenn Jilks said...

I often think of you, settling in for your winter.
The sunsets, and kitties, are so beautiful, and cute!!! xx

Fundy Blue said...

Oh Lord, I'm really behind, LOL! Love those sunset photos, Jean!