Friday, 15 July 2011

Chilly days


Greetings!  It's been a slow week here, the girls have had a couple of days off school while we were snowed in.  We've also had no landline phones in the whole distirct for the last couple of days so it's been very quiet, not sure if that is snow related or not but I hope they fix it soon, as we don't get mobile reception here either.  We've just been crossing our fingers there would be no emergencies!  Last day of school today, so we're all ready for a couple of weeks break.
Not much relaxing in this chair this week.......
And we've all been having fun in the snow ..............

I have finished the long-lost bag for my friend, I hope she'll feel the wait was worth it. lol    One more thing to cross off my WIP list!  I've also pieced the little charm pack quilt I showed last time, and started piecing the back for my niece's Abracadabra quilt in Bliss fabrics. 
Angel Pin Carry Bag - Rosalie Quinlan Designs, from Homespun # 21

 Finally thanks for the comments on my last post about the Silver Ferns sadly losing the netball World Champs final.  I can tell some of you (Kiwis) are feeling my pain. lol  When our eldest bought home this gift on Monday from her cousin/best friend who has just been on holiday to Australia, I couldn't stop laughing!  So appropriate, a kangaroo with boxing gloves on ready to give someone a hiding. LOL   I love it!   
                                  
 I have a little something in mind for Chookyblue but she might regret saying there's no hurry......... that's a dangerous thing to say to me.

Hope you're having a great week, take care ........................ Nicky

28 comments:

Maree: said...

I Would Love to Experience Your Winter Just Once..Your Scenery is Just Gorgeous..Not sure DH would Agree...
Pretty Bag.
cheers

Christine M said...

I'm like Maree about experiencing a white winter. I'm sure my boys would love it! You've done a lovely job on the bag. I love the colours.

Chookyblue...... said...

finally our horendous weather hit you........we have been good here just pretty cold but some places have had terrible damage........

stay safe........guess you could be working on a present.........lol....
LOVE the kangaroo.......

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

The snow is so beautiful..... such fun to play in it!!
Lovely bag and the kangaroo is a laugh....
Hugz

shez said...

Awesome snow pics Nicky and love the bag.You and Chooky as so funny

dls said...

Am sitting here enjoying your photos of the snow..... we have been suffering through triple digit heat here in Oklahoma the past few weeks.

Cardygirl said...

Amazing snow...keep safe and warm!

Michelle said...

The snow looks beautiful and alot of fun to play in...........but not alot of fun to farm in!!
Happy stitching, Michelle.

Linda said...

What a joy to run across photos of snow! It has been unbearably hot here in the US (Georgia) for two months. Just the sight of some snow had a cooling effect!

Charlie and Wendy said...

The finished bag looks gorgeous Nicky. Wow it looks cold at your place, we aren't so cold but it sure is wet!! Keep warm.

Susie said...

Love the bag and wow! That's alot of snow!!

Rowyn said...

OK, I am so not going to complain about how cold it was here today after seeing your snowy photos. It must be twice as cold down there.

Hope you stay warm and have a good weekend!

Leeanne said...

Love the pics of the snow! How how you make me want to pop down south and enjoy!.....With some thermals of course!

Lyn said...

Good to see all is well even with your phone problems- i was hoping for a snow day up here today but alas it has passed us by again-all we got was the bitterly cold temperature- a nice finish with the bag and what great timing with the souvenir (not!)

StitchCat said...

Ooooh I miss the snow. But I think I can feel the snow right here in Wellington. Keep warm!!!

Annie said...

Always seems so strange to see that snow when we have just come out of a string of super hot days. We're getting a little break for a couple of days before the temps go back up.

Your bag looks pretty. And this is great weather to sit and stitch! Have a great weekend and hope your phone works again soon.

Carol said...

Oh, that is one gorgeous bag, Nicky!! I absolutely love the pretty, muted shades in it--great job :)

It always seems odd to me to see that you get snow--for some reason I always think of NZ as being constantly warm. Do you get four distinct seasons with leaves that change color, too? I hope the girls have a great break from school and that things warm up very soon...

Tatkis said...

Wow, Nicky, you even have snow! Yes, in Brisbane it's +19 degrees (nice winter comparing with -30 in Moscow, Russia :))
The bag is so beautiful! I'm sure it would be treasured!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Deb said...

Loving all your photos Nicky but it does look just a tad chilly hun.
Make sure you take a long hard think about what you make for Chooky, something she will never forget!!! lol

Rainy Day Crafter said...

I love the bag, it's so pretty! And what great photos of the snow too - it's nice to see when we having 'summer' over here! :)

rosie said...

Note to self: never complain that it is cold ever again!! But, I know that I will!! Your poor animals out in all that snow.. Hope the phone has been fixed Nicky, it's scarey without it..Your bag is gorgeous..

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

I hope you get your phone coverage back,nothing like feeling safe. Enjoy the school holidays.
Bev.xoxo

Too many eggs said...

wow the snow looks great, living on the eastern coast of Australia we get plenty of rain, but never snow.....

it looks so beautiful and soo much fun

Raewyn said...

Gosh here in Northland we haven't even had a frost yet...just plenty of rain... hope the snow isn't causing too many hassles on the farm?..it makes for good photos and looks like lots of fun. Our daughter went up Ruapehu in the weekend and had a great time - but nothing like having it on your own doorstep! The bag you have just finished is gorgeous!!

Siobhan said...

How fun to see winter pics in the midst of a dreary Irish summer. Everything looks so fresh! Wonderful job on the bag.

Josie said...

I love snow!! Call me stupid but I didn't think it snowed in NZ.
Enjoy it while it lasts... hopefully not to long as it does get in the way of work.
Congrats on the bag finish too... it's lovely. You friend will love it.

Nancy Lee said...

Your photos were refreshing! FNSI in Canada was celebrated with 46 degree temps and some refreshing Sangria!
Cheers!

Debbie said...

I had no idea it snowed in New Zealand! Amazing! How you had a nice FNSI!

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