Central Plateau, North Island

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

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Two Turtle Doves flew in from the cold

12 Days Of Christmas in July Blog Hop banner

Welcome to Day 2 of the 12 day blog hop. There are three more fab bloggers  to  meet, and here is  a more detailed list of the goodies, and how this fun hop  will continue. This is a little early for you in the North, but down here>>>>> we are already in the 15th day of July!!!

   This year there is something extra special!  The lovely folks over at    Free Spirit Fabrics     have donated not just one item for a giveaway, but THIRTEEN!  And it's pretty drool-worthy stuff, too - it's Tula Pink's new holiday line, Holiday Homies!!!   Look at those fabrics!!!

Free Spirit Fabrics for 12 days of Christmas in July

Sarah has six design rolls, six layer cakes, and one fat quarter bundle to give away - and here's how she's going to do it!

Visit each stop on the hop, including Sarah's, and leave a comment on each post for the day.  At the end of the hop, she'll do a giveaway for each day by putting everyone's name in the hat who commented that day (from all that day's hop-blogs), and draw a winner for that day.

There will be twelve winners, the design rolls  and the   layer cakes.  Then she'll put all the names from all the days in a hat and draw out a grand prize winner for the fat quarter bundle!

Only one prize per person, though - let's spread it around a bit!  So  make some spare  time to visit all the blogs and comment.  The giveaway is open to all, so international comments are welcome! Great news for any readers down below the equator, where winter mode sits on us with heavy snow, closure of many roads, 10,000 without power, and skiers revelling in the huge dump in their towns. Where else could you ski down the main street when all nearby roads are closed!!! The skimobiles waiting on the Ohakune Access Road, July 2017. Photo courtesy of the Internet.

Ohakune access road, July 2017

And with a drum roll  or  the coo of the doves, here are today’s blog hoppers. The links are all in BLUE.

Hop down and visit  Grace at  


where I am sure you will find  another page of exciting things to do.

Second on the list is Vicki  in Minnesota, at 

 Vicki's Crafts and Quilting .

I had a sneak peek and a table runner with a very snowy theme is up there.

The third blogger  today is  Pam, and you will find her at  

Quilting Fun.

Her garden  is so full of goodies, garlic,  and berries, and then along comes  her quilting. Enjoy it all.

We continue to be in the cold, no more rain, but from our back door in the far distance I can see a peek of snow on the top of the ranges .Meantime, a memory of August 2011 at our place.

Our home with snow,August 2011

And near Masterton, in the Wairarapa, in July 2011, the Tararua Ranges with a good covering.

Tararua ranges near Masterton 26th July 2011

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ Live life like a quilt, 

and  show those true colours

that  give warmth and love”

Greetings from Jean


Paige said...

Jean, I just can't wrap my brain around July and snow in the same sentence. Thanks for sharing your neck of the woods!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty snowy images. I would like to ride on a snowmobile. The snow covered mountains are lovely. Great collection of quilting blogs, thanks for sharing. It is hot and humid here so seeing the snow cools me off. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

KB Bear said...

What a fun event! The fabrics are gorgeous. I love seeing your house and those mountains cloaked in winter snow! Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

We moved from central Illinois to central Alabama and happily left the snow shovels behind:) Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting with that little touch of the cold stuff surrounding it. I will note the blogs I don't already follow. It's a great idea!

Carol Mattingly said...

Oh my God look at that snow. I hope you guys are doing well in that cold. Carol

Fundy Blue said...

That last photo is gorgeous, Jean, and your home looks warm and cozy with its cover of snow.