Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kiwifruit Packing.

" Now that's a strange title," I hear you say. Well, celebration because I now have "The Jewelled Bird Quilt," basted ready to quilt!

The need for some new trousers / long pants because I did the whole thing by the seat of my pants ( no pattern, no experience with iron on applique or gold bias tape ) and today I have been on my knees basting for ages so they are well worn too! But hey, I got there. Maybe I will have it completed in time for our Exhibition in 27 days time.( It depends how I get on quilting it. )

No, walk today - I've been too busy but I did walk for over an hour yesterday ( photos of a walk you have taken with me before.)( through the I'Anson Reserve, along 2 roads, across the highway and up our road home.) If you enlarge the road photo you may see the quarry in the hillside in the distance and we live just below that. )
( the top photo was taken when I threw the quilt over the ironing board giving it a final press before sandwiching it. I liked the way the early sunlight was shining through the braided border )
Some answer to your comments.
* While these frost are happening we are getting day temperatures of 15 or 16 degrees centigrade( 60 degrees Fahrenheit ) Gudrun. Chilly early and late in the day but nice in the sun in between.
*I agree with Meg and Joyce's observation on Global Cooling - I guess we have to call it "Climate Change" ( and we have always had that! )
* Jennifer I don't know what Book crossing is ???
*Thanks for the book idea Holly. I now have 4 more good reads to look for.
What a good day's work!


Meggie said...

It is always interesting to see the processes of grading packing etc.
BTW my emissaries told me they really enjoyed meeting you, & they voted for your Phoenix, as they considered it best of show!

kiwicarole said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, very interesting for someone who has no idea of what happens to our fruit!
carole ;)

Jennifer said...

That's interesting - we all know fruit comes from trees but have no idea what happens after it is picked!

Guðrún said...

Thank you for this.

julieQ said...

So neat! Can't wait to taste one, my sons big time favorite. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Thimbleanna said...

Very interesting Ali! I wish they were coming to the US!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Wow - thanks for sharing the process. The kiwi fruit here have been delicious lately - it is one of my favourite fruits!

downunderdale said...

we love kiwifruit too but only kiwifruit from kiwiland. the kiwfruit grown down south here does not taste the same.

MargaretR said...

What a very interesting post Ali. I always love to read about your farm. I knew not to keep fruit in the same bowl as Bananas, but I had never thought of using the theory to ripen fruit! Thanks.