Travelling the Desert Road last Thursday afternoon. Easy to tell we are mid-winter in New Zealand.
and then we turned a corner
Very lucky to have sunshine & blue skies almost the entire time we were away.
6 of our quilt housegroup stayed together for the weekend. It was a great time of sharing and laughter.
Day 1 (Friday) started with shopping
I have brought home a few well-chosen supplies
|Stencil at left called Sea Foam. |
Design at right is soft metal to bend around a candle (purchased in gift shop Taihape) that will be repurposed as a stencil.
|Lovely dyed wool - the roll on the left is a Sue Spargo range|
|On the left, images and charms from Distressed Threads. |
On the right, beading needles and Thread Heaven to try out.
She was entertaining to listen to, and her quilts are so beautiful.
She talked about quilts she's made and showed us her studio - see some of that at her blog HERE.
In the afternoon, we went to see the quilt exhibitions which I'll share in the next post.