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

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sunny days

I feel lke I am gradually catching up with myself again so I thought a quick post with a few pics would be in order.
Christmas Swap gifts are too-ing and fro-ing...look what Michell sent me! I hope she will be as excited by my parcel as I am with hers!!
Thank you Michell!!
Here's a little sewing I can share...playing with more of Lori's quilting designs (the inboxjaunt). She really is clever and lately has posted some tutorials for Christmas motifs which I am dying to try out.
Birdhouse design by the inboxjaunt
Cool, huh?
The MOML and I went out driving the other day (yes, I took my ripple afghan along!) and ended up at the beach...just one of our many beautiful Northland beaches.
Matapouri Bay.
We had lunch in a rustic cafe while out, it was beautiful - quite the outing really!
Beautiful old-fashioned rose with a lovely scent.
("Comte de Chambord")
I love the way the blooms form in sprays.
 Don't be too amazed - isn't this a short post for me?!
Have a great day,

21 comments:

Janet O. said...

Short post, but loaded with goodness!
Is there something in that bag that you are waiting to open?
You got me directed to theinboxjaunt a while ago--great stuff there. Thanks!
What a beautiful spot you visited. Wow!
I love old fashioned roses--the look and the scent. In fact, if I ever have to replace roses in my garden, before I even consider color, I consider scent. No matter how gorgeous the rose, if it doesn't smell good, I don't plant it. : )

Jeanneke said...

Beauty-bomb post, Raewyn!
Cheers,

Jeanneke.

JoAnne said...

It is so nice to see something that isn't cold and wintry! The beach looks amazing. Are you in the Santa Sack Swap? I am too. I got my package last week and it is too exciting!

Sheila said...

Oh that beach is divine , would sure love to be sitting there today instead of looking out at the snow ;-0 Lovely roses !!

Barbara said...

Great post Raewyn. Looks like I might have another huge challenge coming up!! Glad you were able to get out for a day to enjoy our beautiful coastline.

GittaS said...

Great posting.
LG
Gitta

Julierose said...

oh those roses look so beautiful--and it looks WARM there...here we've had a rain/sleet/snow/mizzle day! and it's C O L D! Winter has arrived...hugs, Julierose

creations.1 said...

The beach is beautiful but the roses are the star of the post - just superb.

Karen said...

Beautiful photos Raewyn... Short and sweet! Welcome back... Hugs, Karen

shez said...

love that santa sack,lots of fun happening now and i love those roses,they are very pretty raewyn.xx

sunny said...

Love the pretty summer pics. Just snow and ice here. Christmas will soon be here and you'll be able to open that sack.

Julie said...

All your pics are just beautiful Raewyn ... your sewing, that beautiful beach & your roses - all just great signs of summer :-)

margaret said...

lucky you with your swap, wonder what you made? Nice to be enjoying the summer, what a pretty beach. So far our winter is mild, the USA is having it very cold though.

Michelle Ridgway said...

That is one very healthy Santa Sack you have there. Love a beach visit and your roses are gorgeous!

Maria said...

Gorgeous Santa Sack from Michell..
Lovely beach and I can almost smell those pretty roses.

The Knotty Lass said...

Oh, what a wonderful preview of what the weather will be like when we get there next month! Everything looks gorgeous!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Love your birdhouse!

Narelle said...

What a lovely calming picture of the bay and those roses are gorgeous!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilted bird house is gorgeous and your photos are beautiful. I love the look of the roses!

sigisart said...

Dear Raewyn,
you´re so kind!!! Thank you a lot for visiting my blog and leaving comments. I know outside there are thousands of wonderful blogs and for me it´s always very amazing getting "post" from New Zealand.
What a beautiful beach. Here we are waiting to have White Christmas...but I think we will see no snow...
Have a good time and many, many greetings all the way through the night...
Hugs from germany
sigisart

Carrie P. said...

WOW! that beach is gorgeous!