I had a nice day out recently when Kerryn from The Country Yard and I went down to the Strawberry Hospice fundraiser day near Coatesville (north of Auckland).
The day was run as a quilt show and Hospice fundraiser. As well as a few stalls and the quilts, there was strawberry picking...lots of people took advantage of the 'pick your own strawberries' before the plants were to be ploughed under the next day. All proceeds from these went to Hospice so it was a good cause.
|The strawberry fields were given a good picking over.|
It was lovely seeing the quilts on the lines - it was an unjudged show (viewers choice only) so there was a real mix of quilts.
|Our stand was one half of this gazebo.|
As you can see we had a fine day for it - it was Very Hot so we were thankful for a slight breeze that came around the side of the house and hit us.
We were near a stand of miniaturists, advertising their upcoming show.
I did a little shopping. As well as a good number of strawberries (which didn't make it as far as the jam stage!), I couldn't resist this gorgeous crochet lace hand crocheted by members of a Women's artisans co-op in India. Not to be confused with most of the mass and machine produced laces and trimmings we see these days. (Sold by Provenance). I have no idea what I will do with it but know it will find a special spot somewhere someday :-)
Since then, and on the sewing, quilting, crafting front I feel like I have little to report....I'm trying to finish some projects for the annual New Year's launch at my favourite shop but am making slow progress as Life Sometimes Gets In The Way!!!
I can show a bit of this —
— and a bit of this —
— but there is still plenty of sewing to do to keep me out of mischief! Hopefully I can tick a few more things off my list as the days progress. This afternoon I am receptionist at my daughter's Chiro clinic (did I tell you I had a new career?!) so this morning I will put my head down and carry on quilting.