Friday, March 19, 2010

Visits and Painting

During the weekend I took another trip to the other side of NZ. Yes to Hokitika to visit Miche'le again. Oh course I did pop into the Wildfoods festival while I was there, had to make the most of the trip across the island. So up at 5am on a Saturday morning and look what I got from Miche'le shop while I was there ...

The pretty flora's just because I had to have them
And the soft pink backgrounds for the Joy of Life quilt that I hope to start later this year

While I was there, Miche'le gave me this beautiful mini cushion. Remember how there is a few of us here in NZ that decided to do a Mini Cushion swap, while we are continuing to do this and as there is no set time to send we just do it when we have the time. Of course Miche'le must have more time than me at the moment.

Isn't it lovely? Miche'le does the most beautiful work and I am so happy to now have 2 of her pieces in my home.


I have been attending a painting class on a Tuesday night and during the last 4 weeks I have been making this.

What do you think? I am very pleased with it. DD1 tried to steal it last night but I am happy to say, I still have it. Maybe I could make her one, one day
And I made this for DD3 as she loves black and white. I have been asked to make a couple more but we will see

I hand stamped the ribbon on this one. It was so much fun and so quick to do.
Yes I think I will whip up a few more

Now off to do some sewing, DD3 leaves for her School Classics trip in 2 weeks,
Italy and Greece for a month. And I still have to make her a day bag.
So down with the paint brush and up with the needle

Til next time,
Happy stitching


  1. OOOOOoooo you sneaky so and so, I didn't know you painted. what a talented woman you are.The only painting I do are the ceilings - blah! Thankyou for the kind words.

  2. Loving your mini. So is your house painting the one you have done for me that you haven't told me about?? You are such a sweetie, better do that cushion then hadn't I? lol
    Purchases huh....mmmmm

  3. Lovely painting and a very beautiful cushion in your swap.

    The classics tour sounds great. Very pretty fabrics too.

  4. Wow, you are so talented. Your painting is awesome.