Thursday, 21 September 2017

Post Card from Hamilton and New Plymouth

Hi all

Not much stitching is getting done as we are on a road trip with our caravan.  We spent a few days at Hamilton looking through the Camper and Motor Home Show.  Lots of brand spanking new rigs to buy, if you are in the market for one.  I rather liked the tiny retro caravans from earlier years, all done up so nicely and styled with all sorts of interesting accessories.  So cute!

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Then we moved down to New Plymouth and were lucky to see Mt Egmont in all her glory.  For one day only, I hasten to add, as the mountain was hidden under cloud cover on the other days we were there.

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I called in to a “new to me” quilt shop, “In Stitches”, Stratford to make a few small purchases, as you do while travelling.  The very friendly owner showed me a commission quilt she was making for a man who told her he wanted to sleep under the mountain.  And what a great job she is doing.

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I purchased a couple of hanks of Perle #5 thread from this shop so I could continue with my stitcheries.  Well worth a stop if you are passing by. 

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Just a few more days on holiday, before we get home and I can get reacquainted with my sewing machine again.   I’m starting to get withdrawal symptoms!

Jenny Benton

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Hanging at Winchester House

I popped into the Cancer Society’s premises, Winchester House today.  And a lovely bright quilt was hanging up, on loan from a Town and Country Quilters member.

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“Early Bird” was stitched by Griet Lombard.  Such a lovely whimsical quilt, full of bright birdies and surrounded by sunflowers – sure to bring a smile to one’s face.