as you can see the Supervisor is relaxing after his morning walk!!
Yesterday I did a little more on the Christmas quilt, I hope to get back to that today
this is my progress with Doing the Rounds, all sewn down, the poor hexies looked a bit worse for wear after I had wrestled them off their card!! But they have ironed up and sewed down ok. Now to start fussy cutting the next lot of hexies.
I had a brain buster this morning and decided I needed somewhere to keep the little hexie bits once I had them cut, so I combined bits of idea I had seen around
two quilted and lined pieces of fabric that I had been going to make into a zipper pouch were zig zagged together and left over binding reironed and folded to cover the join.
zip lock bags placed along the centre, stick down with double sided tape...they are slippery little customers!!
another repurposed binding bit sewn down on the inside centre to hold everything in place
and binding sewn on..all ready to hand sew later. it is a bit floppy but will do the job I need it to do so I am pretty happy with it.
While in NZ we met Mum while she was on an outing with some of the residents from the home, a cruise ship was in over at the Mount wharf, the idea was to have a fish and chips dinner and watch the ship leave at 6pm
serious business this fish and chips!!
Not the most flattering shot of Mum...the wind got up and the oldies got cold so they went back home, we found out later the ship didn't leave until 6.45, a bit late for everyone! One of the ladies, Willa, got into trouble for feeding the seagulls, she thought it was a great thing to do, but one of the carers discouraged her (many times) saying last time she did that several oldies went home with sea gull poop in their hair!!
Mount Maunganui from a different vantage point, there is a big cruise ship at the wharf but it is a bit hard to see.
I had a good find at the local supermarket
bags to put your fruit and veg in. Itried them out this week and apart from having to have them open so the check out person can see what is in them, they work really well and no plastic bags needed!
I am off to do some more sewing and cutting.
PS. Just laid out and counted circles finished, total = 169!!
Pretty happy with that!!