Saturday, October 4, 2008

Finished my runner!!!

So FINALLY I finished this runner. When I pinned it up ready for our far north holiday I expected to come home with the thing completed. What I didnt realise was the time that stippling BY HAND took... However I am pleased with the finished result, stuffed up binding and all.(Grin..another quilting story)

This is my gorgeous girl playing the part of Victoria in The Darling Buds of may. The show just finished the Saturday before the Monday of the School holidays. Being an adult theatre it didnt finish until 10.30 each night. We didnt go to school on the Friday, but after two weeks of theatre that was the only time. I have to say that Georgi has been in musicals and shows since age five and her sister has become the Green room expert in that time, and they are both professionals now!

..Did I say that 2008 was the year of the scrappy quilt. THIS (bought from trade me in a weak moment) is the quilt I am going to do when I have collected enough flannel material. (shirts from the Op shops, fat quarters lying in tempting cut price baskets etc). I LOVE log cabins and I LOVE flannel, so ..a match made in heaven.
Its been muggy and hot her in the Hawkes bay and today although it rained it was 26 degrees. Not bad for spring huh?!

We have also found a place in the country that could be a great starter for us. It has half an acre and is an old but mostly done up villa, close to the school and the local country pub(!) Im very excited a sits the only affordable (To us) property Ive seen. We veiw on Wednesday.
Have a great spring school holiday


Kristie said...

How exciting to find a new place!!! Can't wait to hear more about it! Your daughter is very pretty, I'm sure you are very proud of her! I love your new runner! I bet that took forever to hand stipple!!!

Leanne said...

Well done on finishing runner - it looks fab!

All the best for the new place finger crossed!

Love Leanne