Central Plateau, North Island

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

Saturday, 28 April 2012

April , and some time away

April FMQ design
The April FMQ challenge was to copy a pattern, then pencil it onto the fabric, then stitch.
This pattern is courtesy of the Internet, and is stitched on silk, with rayon thread. There were no places where I had to reverse on the previous stitches, and after one trial run managed to stitch without glaring mistakes.It was not too adventuresome for me, and again I am happy with my achievement, I am still a true novice with free motion quilting and all the new ways to do this, but the more I do, the easier it is getting.AND... I am enjoying it more each day.
I am in Rotorua for a few weeks to do school shuttle runs, keep the meals on the table, washing on the lines, and keep George and Ellie ( Feline family) happy.
There should be plenty of places where I can use the new camera, and hope to be out and about, with new views.
Hugh will be at home, and Janet will ably take care of things while I am away. Ta so much, my GEM.Look out for an email every day.
Quotation of the day, unknown author
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to be over,
it's about learning to dance in the rain.
Cheers from Jean


Susan Heather said...

Enjoy!! Look forward to some Rotorua photos.

Nancy J said...

Yes Susan, I hope to be out and about with the camera, and I'm sure to get lots of new ideas, but I have had a trip to the library,came home with some quilting books,what bliss!!So a lovely time ahead looking at new quilting ideas also. Cheers from Jean

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Wow great quilting!
Hope all is well in Rotorua

Nancy J said...

Thanks Linda . The library will be a sure place to spend some time, fab quilting books, already have one book with a chosen pattern to do while here.The FMQ challenge has been that in reality, and while I struggled with the feathers, the other block was not so hard. I do appreciate your WOW !!Cheers from Jean

Michaele said...

Wow! You picked a hard one and did wonderfully. Always up for a challenge aren't you? Love the quote today : )

Nancy J said...

Michaele, this FMQ is so hard for me, but a challenge keeps my mind alert, fingers on the go, and at the end I feel I have achieved what I set out to do, and if not perfect, L am happy with it!! and the quote? well I have 2 books of quotations and proverbs, one a gift from Walter ( 0f the Compass) and even then sometimes need to Google to find what I think is fitting.So glad you like it too. Love your babies. Cheers from Jean

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great job you do: The moose pictures are from a trial camera. It was out for 2 weeks. I put it where I photographed the moose a couple week ago, look att older posts