I am pleased with how my apple quilt is looking but it makes it an even better feeling when other kind bloggers encourage and appreciate too. Thanks ! I am enjoying more and more great blogs of folk making fabulous quilts and fabric creations...The only down side is it all adds to the "Ooh, I'd like to try something like that," file in my brain ( and sometimes on paper) I really will have to live to be 200 years old. ( great to feel like that tho ) It also means I spend ages at the computer......I enjoy it! For Deb I have inserted an Aubergine photo...Sometimes called egg plant ( though only for the shape I think) They need a long hot summer to ripen. Early yesterday morning I did one of my long walks 6.5kms, down the peninsula to the sea. R then kindly collects me in the car as walking back is too far and I get sore feet. It takes me an hour if I go for it and don't stop and take photos. The tide was right out exposing the mud and silt flats. I like it best when the tide is in. It is a very quiet peaceful place with only a handful of houses...No shops, so it stays relatively unspoiled. When I get back I am really ready for my breakfast, which is avocado ( home grown ) on vegemite( no other spread ) on vogels toast, with a glass of soya milk and a long black espresso.
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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