Central Plateau, North Island

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

Sunday, 23 June 2019

The Beothuk Flimsy Saga

 The Beothuk Quilt along hosted by Sandra has been a smashing success, if you go to her pages and see the parade, there are stunning quilts, blocks and flimsies  there.

This morning all I had to do was one final  border seam, then we had a power cut for THREE hours. However my darling man hooked up the generator, ran a long lead and bingo, I managed to sail in under the finishing line.  Here are some stars and the flimsy.

Nothing is in the right order, but this is one more superb QAL from Sandra, Read her words and see where the original Beothuk idea came from.
Meantime, I can relax, have a coffee, and sit by the fire. Grey skies, a ginger cat on the bed, and the garden looks great, alterations coming up the home straight, just the laundry and hall to be done now. 

Quotation of the day, from C.S. Lewis
" You are never too old to set a new goal 
or to dream a new dream"
Greetings from Jean

Monday, 10 June 2019

Snippets from Home and from a Friend

Quite a long time ago, a wonderful friend  lived opposite us in the Bay of Plenty. She had a great sense of humour, still does, and occasionally would send me some lines.
Last year she flew, from Townsville, to Brisbane, to NZ, and had a few days with us. We laughed, and cried when she went back. Next year, 2020, will be her next visit, but… you know who.. gave me this a long time ago.
I, the willing, having been lead by the knowing,
 into doing the impossible, for the ungrateful,
and having done so much for so long with so little
am now highly qualified to do anything with
absolutely nothing.
Meantime, the alterations are almost all done, the dust has settled nicely over everything in every room. New curtains are waiting, china and books need a thorough clean, and my fabric rests  in a wonderful jumble on the settee. The towels are on a big chair, the bookcase has more plumbing essentials, but we can see the end is coming closer!!
The two bears have gone south and are hanging on the wall. Thanks Dione  at Clever Chameleon for the inspiration, the others are waiting to be made into a quilt, that will also go to join these ones

I am waiting, not patiently at all, to get fabric and all else nicely arranged in the storage room. It should be all painted and finished  on Friday.
Quotation of the day, from Marie Kondo
“ Life truly begins
after you have put your house in order”

Greetings from Jean.