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Monday, February 18, 2019

New Zealand Clematis Block

I’m pleased to say that I’ve just finished stitching another of my New Zealand Botanical blocks,   designed by Jenny Hunter as applique blocks.  This one is Clematis Paniculata, also known by the Maori name of Puawananga.  As the white flowers tended to merge into my background fabric, I decided to outline around them.  This is block eight of nine blocks in the series, so I feel the project is  coming long nicely.


Lately I have been enjoying the hot sunny weather and have been stitching outside.  Mornings are better under our Archgola before the sun gets too hot.  Even though the roof is made from  tinted Nova roof and the sun is filtered it can get very hot in the heat of the day.  Our weather has been hotter than usual lately, but then, the weather has been crazy all over, hasn’t it!

Some afternoons I have been  sitting in the shade at the back of our house where it is much cooler.  Gemma gets some outdoors time too and has taken to having a snooze in the middle of the rhubarb patch.  The large leaves keep her nicely shaded and she is quite happy relaxing in the garden while I do a little stitching.

Gemma in the rhubarb patch

Puawhananga flowers (Clematis paniculata).jpg
NZ Clematis

13 comments:

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny wow what a beautiful block,well done my friend and what a great idea for Gemma to sleep under the large rhubarb leaves xx

Janice said...

Your stitching time outdoors sounds very relaxing. Gemma looks very settled there. As always, your block is lovely. Not long to go now until they are ready to put together.

Kathy S. said...

Beautiful handwork. I love the picture of your cat. It's so fluffy!

Julierose said...

Just beautiful stitching Jenny...these blocks will make such a lovely quilt,,,
it's been pretty cold here; we are expecting snow tonight and again on Thursday...
we have gotten away without much up until now..hugs, julierose

CathieJ said...

I love how you are beautifully transforming those applique blocks to embroidery. Gemma is smart to stay cool in the rhubarb patch.

Kate said...

That's a pretty block, Jenny, and so is the clematis. Gemma's a smart girl to use the rhubarb for shade. ^^

Tired Teacher said...

Happy to hear you and Gemma have been enjoying some time outside. It will be two or three months before I'll be sitting outside. Your finished block is lovely.

Nancy J said...

Rhubarb, we need to plant some here, maybe in the front flower garden. Love the outlined flowers, these will be beautiful when all together.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such a lovely block Jenny....it's looking great! Last week was a stinker here across the ditch!

Maria said...

How nice to sit outside and stitch your pretty block while Gemma finds shade under the rhubarb...

loulee said...

It's been lovely weather for sitting outside.
Your latest block looks great.

Karen S said...

Your block looks lovely and I think outlining the flower was a great idea.

Anne-Marie said...

Your weather looks lovely. Winter is still hanging on here. I have Romany relatives too.