This Azalea mollis ( deciduous ) is like a bright beacon in the garden and smells powerfully strong.
Up near the front gate this rhododendron - Carey Anne is now past its best I took the photo when it was at it's peak.
I haven't finished any quilts but at P and Q Helen had made this that she started at Symposium. For her brother's 60th.
Christine had finished this quilt which is a combination of cotton fabric and felt over the top with fancy stitches.
I have however finished the wee bright blue jersey for Grandson.
Last week we had visitors in the orchard from Canada ,( a 9 year old and her Mum ) seeing what we were doing...thinning kiwifruit buds. They had never seen kiwifruit or avocados growing before ....far too cold where they live.
We were pleased to know they do like eating both kiwis and avos.
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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