Spring and New Projects

I went to the Helensville Art weekend yesterday and had a great time seeing all the things everyone makes. So many artistic people in one village. I think they all gravitate to live amongst those beautiful rolling green hills. Today is a good day to go with the sun finally out!
I went outside and took a few photos of the spring flowers. They remind me of Kaffe Fasset colours.





I haven’t had much to show sewing wise as I had deadlines to finish. Not keen on that at all as it seems to take away the enjoyment a bit.
So now feeling free a new project has been started. Looking at some fabrics for a new quilt and can’t wait to get started.

Have a lovely long weekend,



New Projects

I saw this spectacular Rhododendron tree in full bloom on my travels this morning and stopped and took a couple of pictures.  Wish they could stay in flower for a few months.



I’ve been working on a woolly project and a stitchery….and probably a lot more if truth be known. They are for Christmas so I need to get cracking as it’s creeping up fast. 16 weeks today…Christmas that  is !



Have a good weekend,
Linda 🙂


Happy New Year

Hi, A happy New Year to anyone who reads my blog…and to everyone else on the planet.
Feeling quite excited about this year as a New Year Resolution has been made to finish what i started. And there’s a lot of “started” bit’s and pieces. I expect all quilters are saying the same!

These pictures are blocks from Dear Jane…but i am going through the book and picking all the blocks i can applique instead of piecing…..apart from one or two which i can’t resist. It’s going to be “Easy Jane” so I’m told!




Also working with wool on a remake of an old project from 2010 but this time in brighter wool fabrics. Can put a picture up when it’s finished. Love to sew on wool as the stitches just sink right in and disappear!

Just been outside taking photos and looking at my messy garden…except for this Banana Passion fruit.It was grown from seed by my son Chris. Seven years it was a tiny twig in a pot but i couldn’t throw it out because Chris grew it.  I gave it a telling off and put it in a bigger pot and it grew…………..



..a bit more until finally it was put in the ground and eleven years later it’s got quite a lot of fruit. They taste lovely. I can’t understand why they are considered a pest in New Zealand. Maybe in the wild they get out of control but this baby has stayed fairly small…..and the flowers are beautiful.

Well last but not least i have this lovely pile of wool…a Christmas present to make something lovely with……

Have a great new year making and sewing new….and old projects,
Until next time,