I get real pleasure from my computer....When it is performing as it is supposed to....Which is most of the time. Last night it did some strange things and I realized it was a while since I had backed up all the files on CD, especially my recent photos. So first job this morning was doing that and it took a while but was accomplished so I could relax a bit. I am very fussy at doing all the PC maintenance required, cause I know from experience I get all up tight if for some reason I can't get on line. I have completed the hand basting of the Apple quilt and am now working our what and where I want to hand quilt. I haven't got any photos of it yet (to my satisfaction) but thought maybe I could put up a couple of pics of my very first quilts. The first was a queen size one with a duvet pocket to make it very versatile ...Every stitch sewn and quilted by hand! ( quite a few hours work there. ) The next was a baby's play quilt and at the same time an Eye Spy quilt for the older sister.( My niece's girls) Not every seam was perfect on these but they turned out quite well and the girl's loved them.
Quilting is a wonderful hobby for me. I love the beautiful fabric and colours - my artistic side comes alive.
I have lived in Te Puna near Tauranga since 1978, where my husband ( R ) and I own a small orchard where we grow Kiwifruit and Avocados for export. We have a large garden and grow many other fruit, nuts and vegetables. When I was young I was a teacher and particularly liked teaching art. I have also worked in the Kiwifruit Industry in Quality Control and Auditing. I love to create and am currently passionate about patchwork and quilting. I sew by hand and using my Bernina Aurora 440 machine.
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