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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Horse Quilt Number Two

After several days sitting at the sewing machine, I’m pleased to say that Horse Quilt No2 is now a   finished top.  The final two rows of blocks were added, then the plain black borders were cut, measured, pinned and stitched on.  I laid it on top of our bed, to see how it looked.


How about a photo out on the clothesline?  There was just a touch of gentle rain falling, but I didn't think the horses would mind, as they were galloping through the river!


I’m pleased with how it all came together, and I do hope grand-daughter Megan likes it, when she finally receives it.  Gemma has been helping too, keeping my seat warm by the sewing machine while I’ve been doing other things.


The gentle rain has gone, and we are sweltering!  Seems that all those extra high temperatures that Australia was melting under have flown across the Tasman Sea to spend time here in New Zealand.  Our home town of Levin has been experiencing temps in the early 30s, unheard of here.  Its rather like being away on a tropical holiday without leaving home.  I’m doubly hot as I’m slaving away over a hot stove this afternoon, doing some baking.  We are off on another caravan adventure tomorrow for several days and I like to have some  things  prepared to take away.   In case you are wondering, I’ve made a quiche, a chocolate slice, and prepared some potato salad.

11 comments:

Julierose said...

Your horse quilt pix didn't come through for some reason??? hugs, julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sorry you have the heat now like Australia had and here in the states in the north it is very very cold and here in the southern states it is cold but not like what they have. have fun on your camping trip

Tired Teacher said...

For some reason the quilt photos are not visible, but I adore the photo of Gemma curled up on your sewing chair. Safe travel on your getaway.

Julierose said...

They came out this time--good job!! The quilt is really a lovely one--glad you got the picture to cooperate...hugs, Julierose

Jenny said...

We have been having a spot of bother with photos as I use Live Writer to compose the blog, and Blogger have made a few changes recently, which meant it wouldnt recognise the photo source. After Robin spent a lot of time trying to find a solution, (he is the IT whizz in this household) hopefully we have it right. Please let me know if the photos disappear again, thanks.

Judith Emery said...

Love the horse quilt it's turned out brilliantly. This time 10 years ago we were getting ready for our three month trip to New Zealand. We left Wales mid February with temperatures of -7 and arrived in Auckland to 24° the next day in Napier it was 31°! At the moment here in Stourport on Severn, England it's down to -3°,the water outside our boat is frozen but we're tucked up warm inside with our multi-fuel stove to keep us warm. Have a lovely time away, look forward to reading your next post to hear all about it. Judith nb Serena

Maria said...

All pics came through.. well done Robin...I loved using Live Writer but haven't been able too since I got a new laptop with Windows 10. 😡

Megan's Horse Quilt is fabulous and I'm sure she'll love it...

Oh 30s is perfect weather here for us, sorry it's too hot for you.

Delicious 😋 cooking treats to take on your next caravan trip. Enjoy.

Karen S said...

Great finish on the quilt top. And it looks wonderful.
Hope you are surviving the heat.

loulee said...

Quiche is in the air! I made one too. They are nice cold with salads.
The horse quilt looks great, I'm sure it will be loved.
We're not quite so warm as you down here on the coast, but our deck did hit 30 degrees yesterday. I have to say, I'm loving it.

Janice said...

I'm sure Megan will love her quilt. It is stunning. Are you having it long arm quilted? Enjoy your time away in the van and I hope you don't melt.

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny what a lovely quilt,i know my GD would love this one.I am also your newest follower hope you will visit and follow me too.
We are having really hot weather here Jenny in the 30's and 40deg's which is usual for us,i am really enjoying the hot weather though.Hope you have a wonderful time away in your van we hope to head off soon too,hope you have a wonderful day xx