Central Plateau, North Island

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

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Shades of Purple and Dark Glasses

sun glasses and a huge smile
Photo courtesy of the Internet.
Does this reflect the faces of the All Blacks, dark glasses and such a huge smile???
Well done, all, enjoy the parades, get used to the media, the crowds, the photo sessions, it is all in the day’s work for you.
This last week I had hoped to get one project finished. Trees, a day out, and the clear up after Baz’ work have all interrupted the sewing.

Purple threadcat face choicesNot right at all

the Cat’s face started out with embroidery thread, but that was too dull, the ears no good in the purple fabric, lime green looked a lot better.
In Kaffe Fassett’s book he had a dark background for the photos, but this was way too deep a shade. Purple is better!!!
.The thread I used was shiny metallic, but still seemed  not to shine as I wanted it to.A few more changes and it started to look OK.
cat bag frontcat bag back
Off to the trees again today, that will be an on-going daily task for some time.Baz took  less than half a day to fell 4 huge trees,here he is , high up a tree  another time.Photo courtesy of Hugh’s camera. In the Piropiro forest, huge machinery makes light work of the massive pines.

Baz felling tree

 Piropiro logging

Quotation of the day from Lord Alfred Tennyson, 1809-1892 
 an excerpt from  Ulysses,
“ To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”
Cheers from Jean