Friday, September 15, 2017

This and that

Saturday the 9th of September saw me at the Guild for a workshop with Gloria Loughman, we were learning applique doorways.  It was a great day, I learned heaps, it would have been good to have a second day of class to get a finish. I took a few ohotos of Glorias work



Just love the colours in the Sydney Harbour Bridge quilt, Gloria made that one after seeing the Vivid Festival up there.
This is the door way I was working on
This is Glorias quilt that we are working from.
Some happy quilters busy working away



I had to rush home after the class as hubby was taking me to the airport, we had dinner, he went home and I stayed in a hotel so I could be up at 4am to get over and checked in to fly to NZ. My mother, who has just turned 92 needs help at home, she does not want it but needs it, so we had a visit from an assessor, visit to the doctor for a memory test and there is more to come next week.
I had a wonderful day out to Tirau  on Wednesday and met up with Julie for lunch and a chat, we are going thru similar mother things. It was lovely to see her, I have photos but they are on the camera and will come later.
I have run away for the weekend to Auckland to visit Jenny
I stopped at a road side park to look for a geocache, this place is where you get the first glimpse of the Tauranga Harbour, always a sign to me that home was not far away.

This carving is on the edge of the park.
This is the view from Jennys deck

Her mad seagull has settled in too!!
Must away, conversations to be had.
Happy sewing. 







12 comments:

Moose-ings said...

Lots happening! Hope your visit to NZ was positive. Love your quilted door, would have been an interesting class.

Leeanne said...

It's a long way across the 'ditch' isn't it when loved ones are on the other side!

Willsquiltnsew said...

Say hi to Jenny for me. Have a lovely weekend catching up!

Julie said...

That class looks amazing Sue ... that ladies work is fantastic. Love your quilted door! Glad you got to Jenny's safely ... you will enjoy having some time together this weekend. I very much enjoyed my day on Wednesday Sue. Xxx

Christine M said...

I love the door you were working on Sue. How lovely to get to visit with Julie. Hope all goes well with your mum. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Fantastic workshop.....so clever! Sorry to hear your Mums not well. Aging parents are a worry. I hope you get outcomes you are both happy with. Loved your time out piccies....thinking of you xx

Jo said...

Nice quilt/art work to show. Hope everything is going ok with your mum...

Chookyblue...... said...

How everything goes best it can.... Thinking of you.... Enjoy the weekend....

Ali Honey said...

Lucky you. Gloria's classes are such fun she is a wonderful teacher.
There is far too much rain in NZ.

Pamela said...

You are always on the go! The class looks interesting. Hope all is well with your mother.

newsurfiegirl said...

Wow those quilts are stunning! I hope you get to enjoy some time with friends and family while you are there.

Fiona said...

what a fantastic quilt workshop. all the best in NZ - lots of things to get sorted and it's not easy always...
Hugz