Central Plateau, North Island

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

Friday, 4 May 2012

Rotorua Library Delights

Rotorua Public LibraryStairs to the quilting books!!
The Library is a treasure to visit, and in the week I have been  in Rotorua have visited  three times.
So many books to look at, choose to take home, and then decide on patterns to use later.
The entry foyer has the  most wonderful dollhouse.
Blair House is so detailed, the rooms  each with its own speciality.
This dollhouse is on loan from the Blair and Watson Families, so generously, and was created by Mrs Quona Blair
Blair House                  Blair House

Close up of little roomspool table room

Side view of house

 This is a view from the side.

Four cars in  Blair House

I found it hard to decide which I liked the very best and decided on the room with the spiral staircase. Then there are the cars.Number plates, a small wooden ladder at the side, is this so they can see if the roof is not needing repairs?

Formal sitting roomBedroom

Two of the patterns that appealed so very much Courtesy of New Zealand Quilter. .However I now have the May FMQ 2012 challenge to tackle, these might have to wait.

New Zealand Quilter patternKokaka Chorus
Quotation of the day, from Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894
“ I will make you brooches and toys for your delight
Of bird-song at morning and star-shine at night”
Cheers from Jean


Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Hi Jean
That dolls house is amazing!
like your pattern picks too

Susan Heather said...

Jean, that dolls house is so special and the work so intricate. Looks a great library as well. Thanks for posting.