Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Colours and Places


Been working on my Whirly Gigs and HST 's for my R&A Swap - not tooo sure about the tulip fabric - just a smidgen of green shows up - is this against the R&A rules of etiquette? Love love my red egg fabric - got lots of this - makes me happy!




One more block for Joseph's Coat Quilt-along - not my best placement or sewing or maybe even fabric selection???



Hubbie & I were lucky enough to have 4 days in Wellington, NZ a little while ago. Very picturesque city with very friendly people!!

From the Botanical gardens, the views are delicious!!



Some of the great Welly architecture




A Fruit and Veg market in the city - my heart lept at the crate loads of feijoas - YUM! and the very very cheap tomatoes on vines (only the best)


We stayed at the fun and quirky Museum Hotel - Hippo cracks me up!




We hired a car on Saturday and drove about an hour north-east to Greytown, Martinborough and Carterton.
This shop was a collector's dream - I only had about 5 mins though, as they were closing!  I ran around like a mad woman, saying to hubbie - look, look, at this and this!!!

I was drooling over this most beautiful display cabinet - Antique French mahogany - couldn't you just see your fabric stash in those spaces, though at $7000, well, no.




If you look closely you can see the amazingly fragile mountain road safety barrier - do they seriously think sticks of wood tied together with wire will hold back a plunging vehicle??????

A rare photo of me


The pretty pretty lights along Oriental Bay, Wellington



3 comments:

Suse said...

Hello you! Nice to see your face again!

Guess what? I went to sewjourn on the weekend and made MY FIRST QUILT. Yep, I have crossed the floor.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Thanks for the lovely morning tea - I wish I knew I was sitting with someone who knows about feijoas!. I was given some the other day, and I have no idea what to do with them.

They didn't taste that good on their own, but I had no idea if they were ready to eat/ripe.

They had a nice smell before I cut them though.

Cathy said...

Looks like a fabulous trip to NZ, don't they call it windy wellington? Love your pics, and your jacobs coat block looks fabulous xo