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.

5 comments:

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.