Saturday, 26 January 2013
Summer holiday! I love it!! There was swimming, snorkeling and walks, we caught up with friends, climbed Mount Maunganui (232m or 761ft) and had too many treats (ice cream and chocolate!!) There were books to read, easy one-pot meals to make and lots of family games. I had time for reading, resting and stitching and made some progress with my Vignette blocks. Also had an indulgent couple of hours to myself, while the family went fishing, to spend time in a gorgeous quilt shop, Village Fabrics, and a vintage shop at Te Puna. I came away with some lovely fabrics and patterns and some little vintage treasures too. One of the new patterns was "Always and Forever" by Little House Needleworks and I started it straight away for a friend's wedding in March. Only 360 days until the next one! Wendy xx
Friday, 25 January 2013
|Festive trinket - Marg Low designs|
Monday, 14 January 2013
Saturday, 12 January 2013
|Heart and Home cushion by Lynette Anderson Designs|
Charlie decided the chicken's needed some bling, so now they are colour coded - blue, purple and green! Don't hens have the cutest fluffy bottoms?
Have you tried homemade banana icecream? We tried it for the first time a couple of weeks ago and it is so yummy and completely healthy. I will definitely make this again.
1 banana - skin removed and frozen overnight
1-2 cups frozen berries
1-2 Tbspn skim milk powder (optional)
Place the banana, berries and milk powder in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. You don't have to add the milk powder but it helps to make it a bit creamier. I also added a trickle of water to help it blend together. Keep in freezer. Enjoy your guilt-free treat!
And lastly, our giveaway. Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and interest regarding this. Charlie and I decided to do the draw the old-fashioned way:
Seriously, I think it needs stitches. Kelli, let me know your address and I will get the things in the post. Wendy xx
Monday, 7 January 2013
Saturday, 5 January 2013
here with the specification it had to have a cat on it. The pussy design is from the Anni Downs "My cat Claude pincushion". I enlarged the pattern and went from there. Last night I did the quilting, the binding and sewed on a little bling! So a successful Friday Night with Friends, thank you so much Cheryll for organising this, it always feels nice knowing others are creating with you, Wendy xx
Thursday, 3 January 2013
|Sweet hearts - designed by Carol Doaks|
|Happy garland message board - designed by Katrien Ban Deuren in Zakka Style|
|Zakka pincushion - designed by Sonia Cantie in Zakka Style|