Saturday, November 3, 2018

I'm home!

I had a wonderful holiday...

Besides seeing some amazing natural sights,

thread and fabric displays popped up in a number of 

unexpected places...

Firstly this exhibition in Waitangi-

beautiful cross stitching and even some patchwork blocks. 

 Then I spied this vintage quilt in an antique shop...

I thought it was a bargain at $30, but decided I have 

enough projects of my own, let alone taking on someone 


I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow quilter in a holiday 

park in Napier...

and I'm guessing this was her quilt I saw on the line when 

we left the next morning!

I also stumbled across a little quilt show by the 

Taranaki Quilters...

I loved seeing the variety of quilts and talent of 

these modern quilters!

There was this cool bike in the street in New 


And finally, I spied these quilts (on the left) in a window in 


Stitching and threads are all around us, 

you just have to keep a lookout!

I hope to be back with a small finish soon!

Happy days indeed!



  1. Always interesting what else you manage to see on a holiday. Glad you had a good time in Godzone,

  2. I feel really bad, I meant to get in touch when I read you were coming over but never did 😭 I might even have passed you in person, I work at Waitangi on the same floor as the X-Marks exhibition! I'm glad though you enjoyed your trip around Aotearoa xoxoxo
    Monika from Himmelgarten Quilts

  3. Glad you had a good time, you have undoubtedly seen more NZ sights than I have. I was just going to say Monika worked at The Treaty grounds but see she beat me to it!

  4. I sure enjoyed following your travel through NZ via Instagram! You saw such gorgeous places! Though, all of NZ is beautiful, so how could you NOT see gorgeousness? I'm glad you had a good time, and found ways to keep the quilt-y spirit alive as you went along. I have no doubt you're itching to sew and stitch again... a wonderful side-benefit to taking a break. Are you back to work this week? I hope you return to your activities, including school, feeling completely refreshed.

  5. Welcome home. So good to see your trip turned out well and that you discovered stitching in all forms as you travelled. Do you have to head back to work right away?

  6. Welcome Home!!
    I loved seeing your quilting/sewing finds, and try to do the same "I Spy" when I go on holiday, too. You have fortitude to have passed up that quilt, but I totally understand how you could. I hope you are feeing refreshed and ready to tackle the world again.

  7. Oh - too bad that there won't be any more of your awesome travel pics on Instagram... ;-) I enjoyed "traveling" with you and am sure you had a wonderful time. Welcome home!

  8. Your landscape photos are spectacular and you found a wonderful collection of quilts. That looks like a great holiday :)

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  12. This post arrived in my emails today - seems strange as it's from 2 Nov 2018. Hopefully you're not having problems with your server?

  13. Hi Susan! This came to me today, May 30, 2019. Weird, but I’m happy you had a good trip last year! ��


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