Tuesday, 23 March 2010

"Sisters in Stitching"

"Sisters in Stitching"

I went to see the quilters, now they're a quirky bunch.
I thought I'd stay for morning tea, they kept me there 'til lunch.

I asked for several pointers on just what quilters do
I came to understand these girls are not like me and you.

Its seems their doctors stuck them all with safety pins at birth,
And that's what's caused this mania to quilt for all their worth!

Unsure of original author though Karen, one of the Kwilting Katz shared with us :)

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

slow internet & dear jane...

...AARGH my internet connection is driving me crazy with its slowness - we are on broadband, high spec, router has been re-set number of times, our dear friends at Telecom say that all should be fine... though it runs slower than a carrier pigeon would take to fly my news to you !! I am so going to investigate other providers who can also look after the sky and phone connections too ...

Anyway enough of my grumbliness... I didn't tell you before though had a weekend away at CherryPie Retreat with my Thrs stitching ladies the weekend just gone - gosh it was nice - unfortunately not very productive for me - as I'd left patterns at home that I needed, patterns that I had taken were missing vital cutting instructions ... however I did gossip alot, went on two great bike rides in the morning on the new bike (Jade is not a good name as when I got her she's actually grey - so she is no name at the moment) though gosh she's lovely to ride and fast! Ate lots of Cheryl's delicious food, caught up with my Aunty and also a dear friend on the way home on Sunday so all very good.

I did however manage to get back into the mojo of Dear Jane... I made block A10, then blocks A11-13 were the ones missing vital cutting instructions, so jumped the queue and made Blocks B1 - B3.

A10 - Which Points West:B1 - Batchelors Buttons (eek when photo blown up show's my applique turns for circles need more practice!):B2 - Sweet Tate Pie:B3 - Mirror Image:
I've also made email contact via Cheryl from CherryPie, with a lovely lady by the name of Vicki who lives in Waikanae (so next time I'm heading that way will definitely make time to catchup over coffee). Vicki is making TWO Dear Janes at the same time - crazy or what! Sorry Vicki still find it baffling... when I'm struggling with one. Vicki has told me about an online DJ community that she is part of - which has been a great encourager for her. I reckon this will be a good thing to become involved with and I'll also let Doreen know (the lady from CQ) that is also working on a DJ.

Hope you all have had a great weekend - hard to believe we are at Wednesday already... yay not long until the weekend again and plan on getting more quilting done :)


Sunday, 7 March 2010

First Soccer Game... Awesome!

... I could be a new Wellington Phoenix fan, along with the rest of the family (and no that is not us in the photo above LOL). We just went to our first ever soccer game - Wellington Phoenix played Newcastle Jets at the Stadium. It was AWESOME. A crowd of just over 32,000, our seats were in Aisle 25 - near on perfect. In full sun - not so good as we hadn't taken sunblock or hats... the crowd atmostphere was absolutely brilliant - gotta love the "yellow fever" crowd. The mexican wave went around the stadium 4 times in a row at one point of the game.

Oh you want to know the score.... well it was 1-1 draw at full time. Which then meant and additional 15 mins of game - and we (Phoenix) scored twice. Unfortantly the lady in front (and she wasn't a young chick) was a little tipsy and flashed the crowd then after their 2nd goal stripped her t-shirt off - her embarrassed friends had to tell her to put her top back on after the policeman had asked them to get her to cover up! By the 3rd goals I'm surprised you didn't hear the crowd roar in the South Island!! So the final score 3-1 - and the crowd went wild :) Then it was a mad dash to catch the train as once they've filled the carriages they depart after an event at the station.

Photo's courtesy of NZ Hearld on the Web.
Brilliant night... next sporting event to go see on the 'to do list' is a Wellington Saints game (Basketball).

Oh and the new bike "Jade" - well I'm still awaiting her arrival - it appears she was loving the trip in the transport truck so much, they didn't stop in Wellington and took her all the way to Auckland... so I'm hoping she is going to be delivered to me first thing in the morning...