First thing today I enlisted Roger's help to clean the outside of all the windows. Great job...Now I have to do the inside; but not today. ( he held the hose so it didn't make the wet ground any worse while I scrubbed, then he washed off. ) Good team effort! I spent time on my red seat in the sun quilting and them watched our Netball team Magic, ( Waikato/ Bay of Plenty) beat the Capital Shakers ( Wellington ) in the 2nd game of the National Bank Cup. Well done those girls!!!
My husband Roger likes to cook from time to time (Lucky me...but why not...he eats. ) and makes quite different things from me. That is just Great . Goto it!!! Only when he is in the mood you understand....Which is fine except we usually have to eat every day. Today he made Baba Ganoush out of the Aubergine he grew and we will have it later, on toasted focaccia bread I made.
The centre part of my Apple quilt is looking good with the quilting I am doing using variegated thread which is in keeping with the colour theme ( red and green ). If I am going to do all that work I don't want it hidden ; I want it as an added effect. I am still not happy colourwise with these photos of it but it will give an idea of the quilt top. It has to have a final red binding. I just love the colours. The very bright red just bounces off the pale apple green and dark green. The photo makes the green look peppermint green and it's not it's pale apple green.
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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