Thursday, 31 January 2013

January roundup

Time for a catchup on January............ lots happening on the farm...... some random farm pics from December and January.......





Yesterday I was thrilled to catch up over lunch with Michelle and her lovely family.  They are on a family holiday travelling around the South Island, and it was so nice to meet and finally put a face to the name/blog.  Michelle is a beautiful quilter and stitcher, her lovely blog is called It's Sew Me.  Here we are outside the cafe - I didn't notice how much taller I was till I saw the photos today.....lol.  I hope you and the family had a safe journey north Michelle......... and thanks for taking the time to meet us.....

Last week we headed to the beach with the girls, they had lots of fun boogie boarding in the waves, and we all had a little R & R for a couple of days, before heading home and back into lots of sheep work.  Today is the last day of four days shearing, great to get a good spell of weather to get that job done.....


On the sewing/stitching front, here is the little Ruby project I started earlier in the month.  It is almost quilted, and I have decided to send this one over to Chookyblue for her Caring with Quilts appeal for those who have lost everything in recent bushfires in her area.  This is not a big quilt, but would be OK for a cot quilt I think.  I will finish quilting it this afternoon and get it on it's way ASAP.  I can always make another one for me!!  If you can help by sending a completed quilt please get in touch with Chookyblue...... most of us can only imagine how heartbreaking it is to lose everything.




This bundle of loveliness arrived in the mail ....... I've had my eye on this since I first saw it and I could resist no longer.  This is Flower Girl by Thimble Blossoms using Bonnie and Camille's Marmalade range.


 I was also asked to make a pencil case in the same bike fabrics I made a pouch from last year, sorry no pics, it's in use at school today!!  So that together with my Stitch-A-Long Thread Catcher makes 2 OPAM finishes for me this month.

And finally here is a lovely cool desert I made for the family last night........... meringues, piled with whipped cream/yoghurt and lots of fresh berries.... yum!

Well, if you've made it all the way to the end...... thanks for sticking with me!!

Till next time....... happy stitching............Nicky x





24 comments:

Kath said...

Oh the beach, looked like a lot of fun Nicky. Love the quilt for Chookyblue too, it is a good thing she is doing. Nice that you met Michelle too, I like her blog too.

shez said...

lovely post Nicky and how yummy does your last pic look,have a good day my friend.xx

Chookyblue...... said...

always great to have a blog meet....thanks so much for sending the quilt my way........so very kind of you........

my cows would love that grass........they would think they have died and gone to heaven with that feed around..........the poor things are battling........

Schulz Family said...

Love the beasties, the dessert looks fab and how you manage to fit in craft, I do not know!!! Always enjoy reading your posts.

Sweet Sue said...

Great pics as always Nicky, that surf looks sooooo inviting, boogie on! Wonderful you and Michelle could meet up:)

Susan said...

Lovely pics Nicky, looks like you've been having all sorts of fun. So generous of you to donate your beautiful quilt.

Annie said...

What a cool post. Love that chorus line of cows staring down the camera. Did you train them to pose?

So much fun to meet a sewing friend. What a treat.

Very good of you to make that quilt. I'm sure its new owner will treasure it.

I want some of that dessert!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Glenn wants your desert! :o) Love the quilt you have made and well I need not comment on your Kit now do I :o) better go "pat" mine :o) hugs

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

Great post, someone will treasure and appreciate your kindness with that beautiful quilt. Great for you to catch up with Michelle.

Those sweets look so delicious.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Cardygirl said...

Great pics....lovely seeing a slice of your life!

Leeanne said...

How fabulous you got to meet Michelle, it never seems to work out to meet her when I go to her home town.
I like all your snap shots from the farm.
Beautiful quilt, sweet of you to give it away!

Siobhán said...

Zoinks!! I love your quilt! The Flower Girl quilt is going to be gorgeous, too. I just love that Marmalade. It was so fun to see photos of your meet up with a blogging buddy!

Stress Less said...

Love the cows! I grew up on a small farm and really miss them since the farm was sold. Love the fabric also. Really pretty colors. The dessert looks wonderful.

Carol said...

I always love it when you post your farm picks, Nicky--your animals always look so healthy and everything is so green and lovely :)

Your quilt is gorgeous!! And, oh my, that dessert is tempting. I can't wait until our summer comes again and we have reasonably priced and great tasting fresh fruit again!

Fiona said...

love the farm pictures... and such a pretty quilt to be sending off ..how fun to meet Michelle.... and the dessert... oh the dessert... yummo
Hugz

brandy1 said...

Love the photo of the cows, could almost hear them and smell them. I live in the Waikato with farm land all around, love it.Enjoy your blog and seeing all your great projects. You are a wonderful crafter.Shirley

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

So busy and you've made a quilt to give away. Well done you!

Cheers

Linda

Terry said...

That meringue looks yummy! And your quilt is beautiful too! :0)

Aunty Bee said...

What a wonderful summer we are having, a trip to the beach is just the thing. It was so hot one night last week my dinner consisted of a plate of berry ambrosia, (totally un healthy but I console myself in that it did have yoghurt in it) but so delicious.I love those lovely fabrics.

Jindi's Cottage said...

Such a gorgeous quilt top...I'm sure it will brighten the day of someone affected by the Warrumbungle fires and make them smile :)...

Charlie and Wendy said...

Love your farm photos and how nice that you and Michelle could meet. Gorgeous quilt and the sea and dessert look wonderful!

Maria said...

The grass is so green Nicky! Everything is dry and brittle up here - hoping for a little rain tomorrow. Your quilt is beautiful - love he colours. And as for that dessert....I do believe I would!

Maria said...

The grass is so green Nicky! Everything is dry and brittle up here - hoping for a little rain tomorrow. Your quilt is beautiful - love he colours. And as for that dessert....I do believe I would!

Tatkis said...

So many wonderful photos!
And this quilt is so charming - I wish I could make something like it!
Well, may be some day :)

Hugs,
Tatyana

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