It’s Monday, so that usually means its time to roll the dice to see what project I’ll be working on this week. I have six projects listed so it’s always a surprise to see which number gets chosen. And this week it is number three.
Number three is on my List of Six as printed panels. Yes, panels plural, so I had to choose one of the two. I’ve got a horse panel, and a boy’s rugby panel in the bag. As I had stitched a horse panel quilt earlier this year, I decided to go with the rugby panel. Which incidentally, I purchased on sale for only $5, and decided it would be ideal for a boy’s donation quilt. The game of rugby is the most popular winter sport here in New Zealand, and many youngsters aspire to becoming one of the mighty All Blacks, our national rugby team.
As printed panels are never quite big enough, I’ll be adding borders to increase the size. That will keep me busy over the next few days while I work out exactly what to do.
We had a family get-together over the weekend, on Robin’s side of the family. We were camping in our caravan not too far away in Foxton. His sister Kaye and her hubby, who live in the South Island, had been on holiday further north and were starting on their journey home. A couple of phone calls later we had arranged a lunch date with them, plus Robin’s other brother Gary and his wife, who drove up from Levin. We met for lunch at the Dutch Oven café, and had a nice meal and catch-up.
Robin, Kaye, her husband Jan, and Gary
The of Foxton has a strong Dutch connection and boasts a working windmill, used for grinding flour. De Molen was completed and officially opened on 13th April 2003. Built to plans and specifications obtained from the Netherlands, it is a replica of a traditional 17th Century Dutch flour mill.
The windmill – de Molen