Every year it is the same. I think I have got lots of photos of the Awanui FloweringCherries growing on the driveway and every time I end up taking a new set of photos. Every year they are a little larger of course.The photos show them from both ends of the drive coming and going. If you look really closely you may see bees in the enlarged shot, they were really humming! Their cherry beauty is short lived so we enjoy them while we can. Wind or rain (or both) is surely just around the corner waiting to mar their looks. Today I have been putting the hanging strips on my quilts for the Exhibition this weekend. Our group has an interesting way of doing this. Instead of putting a sleeve along the top of each quilt we make removable 2" wide strips of fabric that has the fluffy side of velcro sewn on to it. These strips are then firmly safety pinned to the top of the quilt just below the binding. All our display / backing frames have the loopy rigid part of the velcro attached, so the quilts hang by velcro strips. You can reuse the strips later. ( next year ) Tomorrow will be a long day as I am helping get the quilt display ready. We booked the Race Course venue for today too but somehow they double booked it so now we have only one day to hang a large number of quilts........and put up displays....... ( no time for fannying about! ) The Exhibition runs for the following 3 days Friday 15th; Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th. September. Itshould be fun; there is always a large crowd and we have 2 halls one for the Quilts and one for retailers from all around the area. Photos of it all will surely follow!
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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