My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Friday, May 21, 2010


What was the first thing the MOML said to me when we woke up on Tuesday morning??
Was it -
"Happy Anniversary dear"
or maybe -
"25 years! Haven't we done well?!"
It was -
"You should put a picture of your new hen house door on your blog!!!!!"
So here it is -
Very flash and he was obviously pleased with the job he'd done, much improved on the previous door.
So there you are, things that excite men!!

But we have reached 25 years of wedded bliss so  I managed to drag the MOML away from the farm for a couple of days (it did take a few months of careful nagging). We went down to Auckland to stay in the Sky City, NZ's tallest building (actually we stayed in the not-as-tall Sky City Motel which is right next door to the very-tall Sky City Tower which contains the Sky City GRAND hotel, where we didn't stay!) (hope I didn't loose you there!).
Talk about country bumpkins come to town!! The car wash decided to start early (before the MOML's window was up!) then cut out altogether mid-wash, then after several circuits 'around the block' in the middle of the city, we managed to head into the complex the wrong way, had an army of valets come out to sort us out and take our car away from us, to park safely (somewhere), for a few days!!

 After a bit of a rest after all that drama, we headed off down the street for a bit of a look around. Imagine my delight when I found this gorgeous book!!
I haven't had a chance to read it properly yet but it is a collection of stories and memories that 'celebrate quilts and quilting heritage'. Beautiful photos of quilts and paintings which include quilts. It was actually printed in 2003 so some of you may have already seen it, but it was a real find for me!
So that's Part 1 of our few days away....more next time!


thecountryyard said...

I agree ... talk about priorities.

Leeanne said...

Oh nice looking book! Nice to have you back...your probably glad too, back to using the new door at the chicken coop, looks nearly as good as the doors at the Sky tower!

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh what a lovely book! I am going to look at Amazon and see if I can find this!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
I am going to add you to my bloglist on the side of my page so that I can see when you post, to better keep up w/you. So nice to meet you!! Oh, and I LOVE your flowers you are working on at the moment. The fabric(blue/white/toile)on the wall next to the flowers is so beautiful! I LOVE toile!!!! of any kind.

Sandra Henderson said...

I've ordered this book via Amazon!!!!
Used one, but says new overstock. 1.99 and 2.99 shipping! YEAH! thank you!!! XO

Quilting Nests said...

The book looks very interesting - I just might have to check it out sometime. Off sewing now.!!