I thought I'd try to squeeze another post in before Christmas - this week flew by and here it is Christmas Eve already!
Three of us got together recently to make a gift for a sweet friend who has just had a 'significant' birthday. We each made a block —
|This is the one I made.... an adaptation of my Birdy Love bird which I've|
used a few times this year.
We sewed them together and I got the task of quilting it —
|A back view always shows the quilting better - relatively simple but I had fun :-)|
On a non-sewing front.... I did an afternoon milking this week as the MOML was helping a neighbour pick up haybales. As I was 'in the mood', I took my camera with me so I could share some photos with you.
|Getting the cows in - they're on their way to the shed. |
I love to see them all spread out along the track like this.
|The wee dog had to do his stint as official farm and cattle dog!|
|First row of cups on.|
As an unexperienced selfie-taker, I found it very wierd smiling at myself for the camera!
|Last cows leaving the shed. Ready for clean up!|
|Cows safely shut away in their paddock for the night :-)|
Today Mum and I are going to do a bit of food prep ready for tomorrow. We're going to YD's for Christmas Day and I said I'd take the pav and a bunch of salads. Good old Kiwi-Christmas tucker. The Pohutakawas around Northland are starting to come into bloom - they're considered by many to be our Kiwi Christmas Tree. We have a small one growing and it's given us a decent little showing this year, inspite of its size.
|It will only get better and better as time goes on!|
Notice the wee gold dots on the stamen - so pretty!
And as we were a bit slow to get our actual Christmas tree up and decorated, this had been my Christmas corner for the last few weeks!
|Apparently I was very poor spirited as I didn't put any tinsel on the|
Hugs to you all