Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Life in the Slow Lane!!!


Some visits to the Doctor, the X-Ray department, the physiotherapist, and another doctor, consensus is a sprained ligament in my right knee. By the time I finally get to see a specialist, in 6 to 8 weeks ( I have to remember there are 22 people ahead of me in the queue) it will either be better or NOT. So no driving or kneeling for a while yet.Just as well I can manage to sit at the sewing machine.

The Knee Brace!!!


The 150 Canadian Women blocks are so interesting,  and as well there is the Canada 150 Birthday Logo. I have sewed in random, not in the methodical #1 to #150, but have managed to do the difficult #30, the card block, and # 37, with freezer paper, and points that magically all lined up.

this is a little darker than the actual fabrics.

Blocks finished #37, #30,#35

Blocks 23,24,31,32,33,34 finished

Canada 150 logo Block E

There was a competition for the  Canada 150 Logo, and some dissension after the winner was chosen.  Some of the group have sewn this in colours, some in reds, and another did this and the Canada 100 Logo, on a bag, It was stunning. Mine will be in reds and purples, as white batik is not in my stash, and quite hard to find

Canada 150 Birthday Logo

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As a New Zealander, I feel very honoured and humbled to be accepted into the group, and to take part as a sewer and quilter  in this celebration. A tribute to all my friends throughout Canada.

Each week as I scan the weather in US and Canada, I realise how little I know about the snow, freezing rain, ice on the streets, Yaktracks on your boots, and roofs that have to be shovelled clear of snow!!! Maybe I  might just stay down here.But lately my Geography knowledge has improved beyond what I ever managed at High School.

This week, our daughter’s best man Stephen Allpress passed away ,  in Rotorua, and in Auckland,  my dear friend Jeanette, their best man also passed away. Life is fleeting and fragile.

Quotation of the day,  from Bob Perks ( copyright)…….


I wish you enough

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how grey the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.


Greetings from Jean