Well it has been a while since I last blogged - I keep meaning to sit down and get on with it but don't get around to it. I took the photos a couple of weeks ago so am sitting here at work having a cuppa and thought I would get my act together.
On the 28th of July I had a fantastic day out with a local quilt shop. (See the picture of my stash I picked up along the way) There were 33 of us that went by bus. We started in TePuna at Village Fabrics where we had breakfast. Next stop was Cushla's in Waihi - wow well worth a visit - I could certainly do some damage there. Next we went through to Waihi to Patches & Cream, lovely ladies and we even got a pressie - a fat quarter each as we left. We then hopped over to Hamilton for lunch and a visit to Donna's quilt studio which was lovely. However I think we spent too much time there as it left us with only a half hour stop at our last two venues - Cambridge - great shop & last but not least Tirau Quilt Cottage. My day wouldn't have been complete without my lovely new friend Joan - quilting has brought us together and she is a real treasure. We happily sat and chatted away for hours on the bus inbetween stops. I have been busy quilting and am now eagerly awaiting arrival of block 11 for my xmas quilt. I have joined my local quilting group - Papamoa Patchers and hope to get along to one meeting a month with them - they meet during the day on a Monday so I have to work it in around work. I have also taken on the challenge and am part of a "Colour Swap" - I send 6 presents to someone - my partner is in Australia - and they send me 6 things. One of them has to be hand made - shold be fun - that Veronicah she gets me in to all sorts of things!
I spent the weekend just gone at a Scrap booking retreat in Otumoetai which was fun as my SB has been neglected of late. I got quite a lot done and really love this page of my beautiful man Nitro who we lost nearly 12 months ago. I haven't quite found the right words to add yet so have decided to post the picture anyway.
take care and live happily. XOX