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Sunday, July 14, 2013

It’s been a bit chilly

It’s been a bit chilly this weekend, and no wonder with the forecast promising heavy rain and snow down to 300 metres. The severe southerly gales in Wellington city fortunately do not make it this far up to our home town, so we can be thankful for that. The heat pump has been keeping us warm and cosy all weekend, and our cat Muffy wants nothing more than a lap to curl up on.  

I have finally finished unpicking the machine quilting I did on my Christmas quilt that I was not happy with.  Using the variegated thread was not a good idea at all, so that is a job well done to get rid of it.  The quilt is a mass of safety pins, just waiting for me to start quilting it again, this time using cream thread.

DSCF5856 Pinned up ready for quilting

Then I’ve been slowly working on my Eagle wall-hanging.  Would you believe that I have had this kit since 1999?  We took a trip to UK, and I purchased this on our stopover at Juneau, Alaska.  I started it last year before we decided to sell our house, and it has been packed away since then.  So it is good to get it out once more and start working on it again.

DSCF5855 Eagle wall-hanging

So that’s what I have been doing.  And cooking our Sunday evening meal too.  I’ve got a piece of corned beef simmering away in the crock pot for our dinner, and a steamed pudding bubbling away.  There's nothing nicer than a slow cooked meal, is there?


nestki said...

I don't usually comment but just want you to know that I do like your cozy blog and I love your Christmas quilt. It is cheerful and reminds me of ornaments dangling.

Jenny said...

Thank you very much, it is kind oif you to say so.