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,


4 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Beautiful photos of that banana passionfruit flower – I think they just go wild when not domesticated. Looking forward to seeing what you do with all that wool. I got some for Christmas too. My sister has found some decorations for us to make each other using it.

  2. Happy New Year to you as well, Linda! I have the DJ book but haven't started any blocks yet… will watch yours with interest! Love your wool project – the pears are too cute 🙂

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