A lot of water under the bridge.....
Yes, dear blog friends, it's been a long, long time since I last posted. This has been quite a tough year, especially the second half, when I found myself doing 7 papers which was a heavy workload. There have also been some ongoing health issues that I won't bore you with (because they're not relevant) but which have also contributed to the lack of blog activity.
I spent Christmas once again with my daughter Sophie and her partner Mark in Christchurch, fortunately without the accompaniment of strong earthquakes this time. Sophie had requested a quilt (again) and this time, I obliged.
The top was made from a jelly roll of batiks, combined with my own hand dyed fabric that was dyed to co-ordinate with the batiks. The borders were quilted with leaves and flowers, while the pieced windmill blocks were just outlined. Sophie pronounced it suitably tasteful.
While I was in the mood, I also quilted this top which I made many moons ago. It's lap quilt sized and I really like it. It's just made from bits of hand dyed and tie dyed fabrics. I also made 2 quillows for my friend's sons but didn't photograph these. So the lead up to Christmas was pretty busy with all that stitching.
It's summer here, so this is what's in the garden at present :