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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Kia-ora -great news at last I have finished the quilt that I have been working on these last two years.
I am calling this quilt 'Rambling Rose '
Its handquilted and the border has needleturned applique flowers  outline stitched and embellished with beads The Fantail birds have been fussy cut and then handstiched . The vine is Yarn handstitched down.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Kia-ora  Where has the time gone --we are almost at the shortest day of the year   yeaaaa roll on summer.
 Winter is a good time for handwork and  I have finished the Rose Quilt that I have been worrking on for the last couple of years.  Its been renamed Champagane Rose-- no Photo as yet
.I am using this Doillie  as the Label --My mother made this many many moons ago.I shall be handstitching the necessary info as required for the Label.

I have also been making Artist Trading Cards using my designs from the class I took online at Joggles with Sharon Boggon .
These are my samples and I have made others for trade
I have another series as well  will put them up next time.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Update 2010

Kia-ora --that's hi hello how are you -- welcome to my blog-- The last time I wrote I am ashamed to say was 2009 -- time goes by --- Christmas came and went  we had a great  time staying with my sister in Auckland between Christmas and early New Year   and just rested -- chatted--ate -- drank wine --walked the dogs --my sister has two and I have  Blaze  -- as you can see the dogs enjoyed their xmas pressies.--- we visited friends who also have dogs --on that day there were 5 and two of them are Briards --they are not small dogs --it was great to see them all socialize and have doggie fun. We drove  to Auckland   --well I drove as my DH does not see well enough to drive any more-- and back  home   what a joy most of the roads are to travel on.
Again in March we drove up to Auckland this time for my stepbrothers 50th wedding anniversary and we had a great day catching up with relatives --nephews and their children.Staying again with my sister --- this time we were out most days -- shopping visiting-- shopping -- do you get the idea.
 On the sewing front I have made two quilts one is finished the other is ready to be batted up and quilted ---and   have  been doing a online embroidery class with Sharon Boggin--Sumptuous Surfaces   and have I enjoyed this --  I will add some pictures if I remember how shortly.I really need to learn more indepth embroidery stitches! Maybe another class --?? Okay so no pictures of my quilts must remember to take some
The first  stitching is  a Sea scene -- Kelp  --shells-- seagulls and the sun.
 Work in progress

Finished scene