Wandering along this beautiful Whangamata Beach twice last weekend was a real treat for me ( and my 5 sewing buddies ) 3 of the 6 of us have June Birthdays so we had a special celebratory dinner on Friday Night.
We stayed the Matariki weekend ( a new Public holiday in NZ ) there to go and see the Whangamata Patch and Quilt Groups Exhibition.
My favourites from the show were Debbie Adding's "Kai Pai Tau tatou Matariki,"
with all the stars named ( their Maori names not Pleiades names )
and these very colourful cushions by Sandi Briggs and Shirley Sparks.
At the show I was very restrained ( trying to use up fabric in my stash not make it bigger )
but bought a lovely book of cushion ideas. 17, of which I like 6 very much.