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

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Word Association

We all know about word associations —
Bread .... and ....butter
Needle .... and ... thread
Fish ... and ... chips
Cats ... and ...dogs
Roses ... and ...aphids

So what goes with Wednesday....yes... you got it...flowers! And specifically, One Flower Wednesday.
That's why when I got up this morning I started thinking hexies...
I haven't progressed much further on my gmg quilt since this post for OFW (blame Christmas-etc-for that!) but I've been thinking I would like to have a play with our New Zealand Kiwiana fabrics...
The lovely melodic Tui in the beautiful Pohutukawa trees.
Visit more hexie gardens via lovely host Karen's blog, Journey of a Quilter.

Also today I've been having a bit of a play with my new toy. Can you guess what it is?
-he he, a label maker. These are my buckets of scraps all carefully colour-coded. (Ready for more house-building). These are empty honey buckets, the MOML gets through a couple of these a year having honey on his toast every morning; I really need to start cooking him more toast as I still have yellows, purples and blacks waiting for a bucket!
And I'm sure this happens in most homes when a new toy like this appears —
Poor little guy doesn't even know he's been tagged!
Have a great day everyone and happy stitching :-)

27 comments:

Michelle said...

What fun...Have you ventured into the kitchen with your new toy yet?

Carrie P. said...

Looks like you have a new toy, the label maker.
Great way to store scraps.

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful red hexie, like the tui in the center. Have fun with your new toy - cute dog!

Leeann said...

I remember going a bit nuts with a label maker at work years ago. They are fun.
Can you remember the old plastic tape ones that you had to indent the letters into the tape? They were horrible as was hard to get consistent pressure, and very hard on the hands.
Love the new ones though.

Karen said...

Well done, such a beautiful flower! And, I think someone needs to take the label maker away from Raewyn!!!!! Love your buckets for Building Houses.

sunny said...

You're a hoot! I love your flower, but I don't love that you're a day ahead, because I always think I forgot my flowers! But it's only Tuesday here, so I'm okay.

Suz said...

Step away from the label maker!

Leeanne said...

You are going to have to keep that new toy somewhere safe. Please tell me you won't put labels on EVERYTHING will you? I hope you don't turn up to work one day with one on yourself!

Maria said...

Enjoyed reading your post.
Great flower.Love the middle hexie.
These "Little Houses" have a lot to answer to. I had to buy a BIGGER plastic tub so I could rumage through my scraps better.Not as organised as you to colour code buckets.

Poor Oscer-Riley. LOL

Melody said...

A couple of years ago my son bought a label maker and we went label mad too.

Shirley said...

I like to label things too and you look super organised. Love the flower. Have you seen House of Ashton blog? Kimber has some fabulous quilts on there from a recent exhibition, you will love them.

Shirley said...

Back again just to say that Kimbers blog is Heirlooms of Ashton House. She is on my sidebar if you haven't already been there.

Shaz said...

Dear little puppy, I guess he needs to remember his name!
Your flower is gorgeous with the fussy cutting centre!

Sue said...

What a beautiful flower! I love the center you have chosen. Very lovely!

I love label makers too and what a great idea to put your scaps in honey buckets. I have a few of those. Now you've given me a great idea :D

Have a lovely day!

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Beautiful flower - love the fussy cut center!! It's much more fun to put a sticker on a cat :)

Joanne said...

Love your Kiwiana fabric.
I am obsessed with my label maker too (reminds me that I need to buy more label tape!).

Kim C said...

Poor Oscar Riley, please don't put him in a bucket! Love your hexie! Hugs, Kim C ^i^

Paula said...

Very nice flower, I love that bird in the middle.
Good toy - a label maker - looks neat and needful!!!!

Char said...

That's too funny. I went label crazy too when I first got my label maker. Enjoy!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Love that flower for this week--
I need to do some (or rather get back to the ones I have cut out and still need to be sewed--but now I see the one with the fussy cut petals or like yours with the fussy cut center and I want to do some of them instead????!!!???)
and I love the colors of your 12 day of Christmas quilt--right up my alley!!!!
Hugs, Di

Hilachas said...

Love your beautiful hexie. Have fun with the label maker (oh, I see you are already enjoying it :)

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Your hexie is BEAUTIFUL love the fussy cut center. I use my computer to make labeles most of my boxes are labeles. have a great day happy quilting. jinnie

Linda in Calif. said...

Hahaha!! Poor doggie! Love your hexie, it turned out so cute.

Charlie and Wendy said...

I love the Tui in the middle of your hexies, very pretty! Poor Oscar-Riley, lol!! I see you are doing a farmers wife quiltalong, I have the book but have never started so I will have to have a look at the brywood blog.

Joan said...

Like you hexie - and the little tagged dog :) Must be a good sleeper?

Cottage Tails said...

Ahh puppy a good sport! I bet you will have fun with the label machine.
Thanks heaps for treasures - I hope to make a Raewyn barn next week. Computer still not right so email still not set up hence why I emailing you via blog. Thanks again!!!

rc cars said...

It look really wonderful.New Zealand kiwiana fabrics are really great.Thanx to share with us this great blog.