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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Spring in Invercargill

This photo was taken this afternoon and it is now snowing again. It is like Winter Wonderland however it doesn't snow like this in Invercargill-or at least not until today.
Bad weather had been predicted for the whole of New Zealand but we did not expect this. I just love it. All I need now is for Santa Claus to appear. Yes, I know it's not Christmas but it makes me feel like the Christmases I had when I was living in England. Fire is blazing -bit early for the red wine yet-that's later!!
It is just the weather for being in the sewing room but there has been other things to do- I have had a man visiting Invercargil to set this up for me-
My new toy - a Nolting Funquilter. I was lucky enough to get a second hand one and purple as well so I am so lucky. Have to give her a name I think!Now I have to get to and practice,practice,practice. It has always been a dream to own a longarm quilting machine so this is the start.
The poor guy who came down to set it up and do some basic instruction (part of the deal) is now stuck in Invercargill due to the weather but should get out tomorrow.
So have I been doing any sewing-well not much but I have been sewing these-

HST in green and black that are being sewn in a zigzag pattern. Will post the photo once finished.
Then I decided it was time to attack the stash and so more HST-
Although these were the start of a scrap quilt they will be winging their way to Lizzie in Australia who has a friend who is unwell. If you have not already done so please visit her blog to ready the sad story of a fellow quilter.
Well after another flurry of snow the sun is out so the melting will begin.
Hope you are all having a good day.


  1. Your snow photo is very pretty and reminds me that soon we will be in that situation. Congrats on your new quilt machine. Lucy you! Have fun.

  2. Oh I love the photo of the beautiful snow.

    Lucky you to have your dream machine. Oh maybe that is what you could call it "The Dream Machine" Have fun practising.
    Yes have sent Lizzie some blocks. great idea.

  3. What a Gorgeous Piccie Marls...oh & I love your New Toy..Have Fun!

  4. How did you manage to get some blue sky in your pic? Well done, on what has been a miserable day in the deep south. Love your new toy - looks like lots of fun!!

  5. Oooh, that snow looks soo pretty! Hope you are keeping warm at the same time. Here in the UK autumn is only just beginning and the bite in the air noticeable in morning and evening. Wonder if we will get any snow this winter?

  6. Oh wow...what a winter wonderland!!! And look at that machine...of course it needs a name just like I gave my new sewing machine a name...Nina (can you guess what it is LOL?)...Happy stitching and enjoy that snow...Dzintra♥x

  7. Oh Marls, I love it! The photo you took makes the snow look so pretty! The best part for you is that - I'm guessing - you aren't dealing with the super-cold temperatures that accompany snow in Iowa.

    I'm thrilled for you to get a longarm. I hope it's everything you want it to be. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your quilting.

  8. Brrrr to the snow! Pretty, but I hate cold.
    The new machine is awesome! What does HST stand for???

  9. I love the snow, and good luck with your wonderful new machine!


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