Central Plateau, North Island

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

Friday, 27 July 2018

July is almost done for 2018


July, another wonderful 12 days of Christmas Blog Hop, and so many thanks to Sarah at                                                                                                  Confessions of a Fabric Addict                                                             

for hosting this event again.A lot of hours and blog time behind it all, and so many new projects to sew now or save for later. New friends, and for me,  wonderful Birthday Messages.

Thank you all so much. Facebook and Blog, Phone and mail. they were wonderful.

I had a wonderful day, that really started on Sunday 22nd, when we met friends at a local café, and celebrated both Joyce’s and Mary-Ann’s birthdays too.And  remembered  our dear Jeanette who left us a few years ago.

I have had so many lovely comments, and now have the fun task of letting

Math Goodies random generator pick a number from this long list.

Here  are all your names,  with a number,

1.       Danice G         2.       Gran Chris          3.       Susan Heather

4.       Anna Brown    5.       Annemarie         6.       Jan Snell

7.       John Horgan    8.      Susan Schaffer   9.       Dione Gardner-Stephen

10.  Vicki in NM    11.  Eileeninmd          12.  jrquilts

13.  Darlene            14.  Louise                  15.  Carole @ From My Carolina Home

16.  Kate                 17.  Meloney              18.  Sharlene S

19.  Susan               20.  Valerie Boudier   21.  Kathy  E

22.  Ursula Yeo      23.  Sewgirl                24.  Lori Smanski

25.  Jayne               26.  tink’s mom           27.  Ohio Lori      

28.  Danette Stankovich                            29.  Carol Mattingly

30.  Needled Mum  31.  Linda Schiffer     32.  Barb

33.  Romance Book Haven                       34.  Sharon Aurora

35.  The Joyful  Quilter                             36.  DebbieM

37.  Anja@ Anja Quilts                            38.  Sarah Craig

39.  Maureen Phillips                                40.  Beth

41.  Julie Fukuda                                       42.  Craft Mad

43.  Christiane Traub                                44 Jocelyn

45 Inger                                              46 Brenda@Songbird Designs

And the winner overseas is #8, Susan. Congratulations, please send me your snail mail address and the fabrics will fly north to you.

Blogger Susan Shaffer said…

Thanks for the tutorials! Love the wine bags and would love some fabulous materials from NZ to make them. So #1, I live in Louisiana, USA. Susanpshaffer@gmail.com

The New Zealand winner is  #3, Susan. Congratulations, and please send me your snail mail address too, and your choice, if you sew, the thread holder, or if you write, the frog pen holder .

Blogger Susan Heather said…

Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY Jean.

A huge part of this fab blog hop has been meeting new blog friends,  finding new projects, and catching up with friends from last year and earlier. I hope you have all enjoyed it as much as I have, and have saved some good ideas for nearer to Christmas.

There was no feline supervision needed, but just in case, here is Basil

Basil Brush #3 Feb  2018

Quotation of the day, author unknown

“ Old friends are Gold,

New friends are Diamonds,

If Diamonds  come into  your life,

remember the Gold,

as every Diamond needs a Gold setting to hold it firm.”

Greetings from Jean.















and for the overseas readers, here is the winner.

14 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello jean,

Your blog hop party sounds like a great success. Congrats to Susan the winner.
Love your sweet Basil and the quote. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Kate said...

Basil looks so sweet. I have a soft spot for orange kitties.

Nancy J said...

I can see I started this, saved as a draft, and went back after all the comments were in. That huge gap at the bottom and the last blog words should not be there. Guess it is easy to have a mistake or two now and then. Too cloudy and dull to see the moon and sun together, and we are too far north for that really good look at the last of the full moon.

Cheryl said...

I hope that you had a wonderful birthday and Basil is the sweetest kitty!

Jenn Jilks said...

You have so much fun! Well done! I knew you'd have a happy birthday!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Your blog hop party sounds wonderful! Congrats to the winners! Happy belated birthday to you!

Our photos said...

Aaahh, i love Basil !

KB Bear said...

Happy Birthday, Jean! (a couple of days late). You are such a talented person, and so is Hugh! I didn't know that he did woodwork like that. You are quite a pair!

Sandra Walker said...

Congrats to the lucky winners, and thank you for the pic of sweet Basil, looking so content in the spring sunshine!

Inger said...

Sweet kitty and such a good quote.

Susan Shaffer said...

Thank you! Sent you an email last week. Can't wait to get the fabrics.

Paige said...

Happy belated birthday Jean! Sounds like you had a great day!

Sharon - IN said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Jean! Looks like you had a wonderful time with celebrating and blog hopping!

Fundy Blue said...

I recognize the photo of Basil as I work backwards ~ such a beautiful cat. I wish I could have held him close and heard his gentle purr. I'm sure that the two Susan's were delighted with the fabrics they received from you!