Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Harakeke

I made this wall hanging for my very good friend who turned
50 yesterday.  Went to Raglan for the day to celebrate with an
Italian lunch.  Had a great day even though the storm that blew driving
there made me wonder what I was doing out.  The trip home was better
as the weather had cleared and you would never believe it had been so
bad.  Took this photo on hubbies camera as he has mine with him.
It is not as good as mine.  The colours aren't quite right.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Hairdresser

My hairdresser who has become a friend over the 16 or17 years
I have been going to her, is fighting the big C. 
For over a year I have been trying to decide what to make 
for her and it came to me in the middle of the
 night about 3 weeks ago.
My inspiration was a crazy patch wall hanging with a photo in
the centre.  I searched the internet and found this print which 
is called "The Hairdresser".  
I gave it to her today and she was thrilled.  It is going to hang in
pride of place in her hair studio.  
She looked at it all carefully and picked the little details
 I had added that I felt represented her
.  Rosalie has lost all her hair again and this time it may not grow 
back again but she still looks good with her new wig 
and her positive attitude.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Quilt Badge

After nearly losing my WQC badge several times through it falling off my jacket, I decided to make something to pin it to.  I joined Auckland Patchworkers and Quilters Guild at Calico Christmas so now belong to 2 quilting groups.  This little quilt badge can be pinned to whatever clothing I am wearing and it is my favourite colours.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Pike River Mine disaster

This disaster has affected us all and to help Shirley is
co-ordinating the making of quilts for the families.
Check out her blog above.
I made 2 heart blocks which are being sent on behalf of
Western Quilters Circle members.