Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Quilting and Walking

Some progress is being made on my Fun Flowers quilt.The blocks are now put together with very dark blue sashing to form a trellis and I am trying out adding leaves ( just pinned so far ).Yesterday I got a few extra fun buttons for some of the flower centres.I also purchased 2 new tops as a little self reward( I needed them )after I had been and had a mammogram.

Younger son is now back in London. He went from lovely sunshine here to snow!

My good friend L who lives in Taupo had her goitre operation on Monday and is doing well , so that's good.

Some of you will have visited Sooziii's blog (listed on my side bar). My thoughts have been with her a lot in the last few days, as her dear husband Philip died on Saturday morning. RIP.

About the same time that was happening I was over at the Mt. on an errand for a friend and took my daily walk there - this time along the beach and out onto the blowhole.It was a fabulous day; not many folk about but I met other walkers and some folk fishing, 2 paragliders and some surfers.The photos show Mt. Maunganui from a different angle to the usual shots from the beach. It was a very low tide and rock pools were exposed and they are fun to peer into. I didn't spend long as I was walking but can never resist stopping to explore a little and take photos.One late Pohutukawa was still in flower and little bright yellow gazanias clung to the rocks.
Strawberry total now 240 and more to come.


loulee1 said...

Please don't anybody click on that nasty spam comment!!

Ali, you get to walk in some beautiful places. I keep telling myself it won't be long. 18 months and counting down!

Ali Honey said...

Thanks, loulee I got rid of the comment - first nasty I have had.
Yes, I do enjoy the scenery on my walks,( some are too common as I see them all the time ) but you are living in an interesting and different place your self!

paula, the quilter said...

So how are you planning on using the green ric-rak? I've gotten a bit of nasty spam in my blog too. I have had to use the word verification. Ugh.

meggie said...

I used to love going to the Blowhole. I have an old photo of a boyfriend & I taken on rocks there.
Your quilt is looking very nice!

Guðrún said...

Beautiful pictures as always so much peace in them, and your flower quilt is great.