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

Monday, October 11, 2010

This and that...

Last week my sewing time was spent completing my quiltlet for The Country Yard Exhibition challenge later this month....
This is all I'm showing...for now —
A sneak peak - just a tease shot!
Every year about now the MOML and I try to have a weekend away, to have a bit of a rest after the busy calving period and before the next onslaught of farmwork. Milking cows is a 7 days a week job so a break is always most welcome.
This weekend we travelled south a bit to the east coast at Leigh.
Highlights —
Fine weather to enjoy lovely little bays and beaches. We didn't get our feet wet, but enjoyed some lovely walks around the edges of the bays, over rocks, or through bush, etc. Saw some lovely sights - didn't always have my camera with me, but got a couple of 'ok' pics.
 

Best laugh of the weekend - ED and her friend joining us for Saturday night dinner in a beautiful 'cafe' we found; we ate and laughed till we nearly burst from both (thank you girls, for your company)
Biggest let down of the weekend - discovering a new quiltshop tucked away up a sidestreet; it wasn't overflowing with inspiration or fabrics - much to the MOML's relief, I guess.
Best food of the weekend - all of it!! We ate well
Best giggle of the weekend - the MOML trying to manipulate his farmer's fingers around a tiny little teacup at lunch one day
Best thanks of the weekend to YD for doing the calves, and the neighbours' boys for milking
Best adventure of the weekend - tikki touring and finding the Waipu caves. The MOML was all for 'going caving'... I recognised this as the spot I had been on a Leadership Weekend years ago - and recalling 4 hours of making our way through caves, crawling, climbing, swimming, (with a guide) wouldn't let him even consider it!! We went about 60 metres in....


Best feeling of the weekend - coming down the drive to Home Sweet Home.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Thanks for the pics, sounds like you had a great time!

Shirley said...

Sounds a fabulous weekend Raewyn. It is a pet hate of my husbands - tea cups that he can't hold properly. Shall look forward to seeing what you do with the blocks for your challenge.
Shirley.

Angelika said...

Sounds like a great trip :-) I´d love to see the MOML with the teacup ;-))

Cisca said...

Wonderful pictures of beautiful New Zealand! Great!!! Your sneak peek is promising, I love the stars.
Happy stitching, Cisca

Brigitte said...

I love this blogging because you can visit all over the globe. Keep posting more photos of New Zealand. I have a soft spot for the place.
www.quiltsampler.blogspot.com

Farm Girl said...

Lovely pics Raewyn, great to hear you've had a break, you must surely deserve it after a busy calving behind you. Blocks look interesting, any clues??

Cat B said...

It has been many many years since I've been to the Waipu Caves, however, you've just inspired me to visit again some time soon, after all it is not 'that' far from Auckland.
Lovely photos and nice to know you had a break from the farm
xxx

Kate said...

Hi Raewyn
So pleased that you had a great weekend...and one that is truly deserved.Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photos,,,New Zealand looks fabulous,,,Kate xx

Quilting Nests said...

Hi Raewyn great to hear you had a break, very hard this time of the year so - good on you. The mystery one for the Country Yard looks interesting!! See you soon

ms lottie said...

Ha! You made me laugh with the fingers and teacups thing. Pet hate of my husband too with his ginormous engineer's fingers!