Central Plateau, North Island

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

Thursday, 17 November 2016

The Mailman Delivered some Goodies!!!


Here we have been so fortunate, with no damage, after the massive 7.8 earthquake on Monday morning at 12.02 a.m. … a few aftershocks,  our roads are open, businesses open as usual,  the mailman can still drive on our roads. Some buildings in Wellington which is  2 hours south of us , are cordoned off as further checks are taking place.

The parcel arrived from Australia, look at these fabrics from The Strawberry Thief,  Thank you, thank you ,so much .

   Go here to visit their web page  ,……    and see more Liberty Lawn  that is overwhelmingly beautiful.

Liberty Lawn from The Strawberry Thief

This was what I won in a give-away at Molli  Sparkles  .

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another fantastic quilter who will give you laughs, love and sparkles on his blog. Thank you Molli, I am sure all the other winners have enjoyed their goodies as well, we have all been so blessed to have you and Robyn combining for a fantastic give-away.

Thank you both so much, this has given me a huge boost after a worrying week. ( my spell check didn’t count the number of “thanks”)

I will look at this beautiful, soft as silk, Liberty Lawn fabric each day..well, many times a day, touch it, rearrange it, and leave it for a while till I find the perfect pattern to do it full justice. I am so happy to have won this. THANKS again.

The earthquake has been upgraded from 7.5 to 7.8 magnitude, the aftershocks continue, building, roads, homes and businesses are damaged, some totally beyond repair. The army has arrived in Kaikoura, our Navy and visiting ships from other countries have assisted in a huge way.

This is all about 300km to  400km south of where we live, Kaikoura is nearer, the epicentre is further away.

After more data has been analysed, it appears that multiple faults have ruptured.




All information  courtesy of the Internet.

A newly released map reveals the extraordinary complexity of Monday morning’s monster magnitude-7.8 earthquake. GNS Science earthquake geologist Nicola Litchfield explains what we’re looking at.

The map at the moment is showing where the aftershocks are, and the green circles, or ovals, are showing places where we observed fault rupture, when we flew in a helicopter on Monday. We saw, as you can see, multiple fault ruptures.

Already, it looks as though parts of well-known faults such as the Hundalee, Hope and Kekerengu Faults have ruptured (broken) and also parts of less well-known or unknown faults around Emu Plains, The Humps Fault zone and Waipapa Bay have also ruptured. Such a sequence of earthquakes occurring on different faults in such a short time-frame has not been witnessed before in New Zealand. There will be many types of data and days of collection and analysis required to make sense of what happened and what the implications of this earthquake sequence are for the future.


Onto other news, Max is continuing to do well, the lawns are growing, weeds have followed, ( why do they behave like sheep ) , Hugh has been busy on the mower, and new rules mean that if you are on a quad bike in a public place,like a beach, a helmet is mandatory!!!

Some of these tall trees are now felled and cut into firewood, the weeping silver pear at the right hand side is graceful with drooping branches, and along the fence-line the daffs have all finished their golden glory.

December tall trees #4Golden  daffs 2016

My secret sewing is going well, more cut out this morning, and some  more fabrics are in the waiting/processing line.

Quotation of the day, from Roald Dahl

“ And above all, watch with glittering eyes

the whole world around you

because the greatest secrets are always

hidden in the most unlikely places.

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”

Greetings from Jean


The Furry Gnome said...

It looks like spring at your place! So glad you weren't impacted by the quake.

Terra said...

"Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." I like that, much like reading the Bible. I am very concerned about your recent earthquake and hope all is well.

Paige said...

Glad you all are ok! Thank you for sharing the details. VERY pretty fabrics, congrats!

Kate said...

This has been your year for winning fabrics. Congratulations.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jean, congrats on your winnings. The fabrics are beautiful. I love your daffie too. I am so glad your area did not receive damage from the earthquake. Wonderful quote!
Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

you're right - a simple thing like mail delivery getting through is something we take for granted.

Jenn Jilks said...

You are in our thoughts. I hope all will recover soon. Tragic.

Carol Mattingly said...

You are looking forward to Spring and Summer while I am looking at Winter. Hopefully, an early Spring. Carol

12Create said...

Lovely prize fabrics and I love the quote. We certainly have had a bit of a shake-up lately. It was scary enough here little own at the epicenter.

Julie Fukuda said...

I think Liberty fabrics are the most expensive ones in every store where I have seen them. I have a few cut pieces I was gifted but have not decided what to do with them as I don't know how well they mix with regular cottons.

Cheryl said...

You happy mail fabric is beautiful and I am so glad you are safe after the earthquake.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love visiting your blog. I am always surprised, I keep forgetting it is spring! It is snowing here.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I was not aware that you had an earthquake close to you and am so glad that you are okay. The fabric looks beautiful. Looks like you are having a lovely spring!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

So glad you are ok. I've never given much thought to earthquakes here where I live until we have suddenly started having them. From fracking is my thoughts, but I don't know. Still a scary thing to happen. Love the new materials you got in the mail. I imagine you will come up with a beautiful project for them.

Fundy Blue said...

Hi, Jean! Thank you for sharing the geological map and information about the recent earthquake in New Zealand. I went to the site where you found the map, read the whole article, and watched the amazing drone video about the rupturing of the Kekerongu Fault. It was fascinating to see the surface rupture along the fault (estimated to have ruptured along 30 kilometers, with a vertical displacement of 2 meters, and a horizontal displacement of 10 meters)! " Wow! Wow!" from this geologist ~ much appreciated!

Glad to hear all is well with you and yours. The fabrics are gorgeous! Your yard is springtime lovely. And I love that quote! I've lived my life through glittering, magic-finding eyes! Sending you and Hugh big hugs and favorite scratches to the kitties!

Jane said...

Those Liberty fabrics are just beautiful. A long, long time ago I ordered some fabric swatches from LIberty and made a small crazy quilt from them. Isn't it the silkiest cotton?


Sandra Walker said...

Thanks for the update; glad you are okay. I am so jealous (LOVE Liberty have done for eons, but still don't own any, like what's with that) that I missed Molli's (Jeff's) and Robyn's giveaway! I link up sporadically with Sunday Stash, love it. Weeping silver pear!! Never heard of such a thing, what a beauty, makes me think of our weeping willows which were still green, though starting to fade, with the glorious (global warming) weather we were still having back home in southern Ontario. You find the very best quotes. I love that one, so very true for me.