Thursday 28 August 2014

Work on Wednesday 27th August

Hi Everyone,
A long time since I posted and so much has happened in that time.
My mum's passing in July came as a shock as I had spoken to her the night before and she had seemed fine.
Thankyou for all the emails and messages I received, your thoughts were and still are a great help to me.
My 3 weeks in Christchurch was also a shock to my system, the hard frosts and cold morning temperatures were something I had nearly forgotten as in Northland we only get 3 or 4 frosts each winter. Being able to catch up with some of my closest friends made it all much easier though.

The day after I got home my DH showed me photo's he had taken of a NZ Native Wood Pigeon ( Kereru or Kukupa in Maori ) which  landed in the small  Kowhai tree at the end of our drive.

They are such a beautiful bird and I wish I could have seen him this close up. They can measure up to 51cm from beak to tail. Mostly I hear the whoosh of their wings as they fly over, but to settle this close!!!!

My LE has taken a back seat this week as my Jinny Beyer fabric's for my Faberge wall hanging arrived yesterday.

Faberge is an older Jinny Beyer pattern and many fabric's including the original border fabric are no longer available but I think this border fabric is stunning and will have so much impact- maybe more so than the original.
My thanks to Cathy at "The Quilting Shed" in Oamaru NZ who spent ages helping me select  fabric's and was willing to custom cut in inches (NZ is Metric) to minimise my cost, many fabric's I only needed a 2" strip as all strips are cut at 1 3/4"
Don't hesitate to contact her if you live in New Zealand and want Jinny Beyer fabric, she must have NZ's largest range.

Faberge by Jinny Beyer
Pattern still available as a free download from the Jinny Beyer Studio

I have spent this morning cutting my strips and labelling them, the pattern includes labels for each fabricstrip and yes you really need them as the fabric's change in each strip set. 
Next my quarter inch foot is going to get a real work out as like a bargello quilt stitching accuracy is going to mean success or failure.
LE is on my wall but at the moment Faberge is bringing my mojo back.

Linking to Esther's WOW.

Cheer's everyone