Sunday, October 16, 2011

300th Post = Giveaway Horowhenua Quilt Exhibition

Well, what a day today and this is my 300th blog.  So to celebrate it I'm going to have a giveaway!  I will post a photo in the next few days of some gorgeous fat 1/4's of batik fabric, some NZ fabric and some glass beads from Nelson - no doubt there will be other bits and pieces but it's been a very busy day here at my house. 

And this afternoon my grandson George (15) came off his mountain bike again and landed on his head.  thank God he wears all the protective gear, the ct scan is clear but he's in hospital for the night with bad concussion.  No riding now until Christmas and the worst news is he can't sit his exams in 2 weeks!!  So sad.  But at least he's okay.   He did this last year too and had a head injury for a few months.. happens so quickly. 


1.  Leave a comment on my blog anytime before 24 October.
2.  Become a follower to get a second entry.
3.  If you post about this giveaway tell your readers to leave a link to your blog and you and your reader will    get an entry to the giveaway.

Don't forget to put your blog link or an email address with your comment.

I will get my friend Myra to draw out the winner on the morning of 24 October before she flys home.  I'm sure that day will come too soon as we have so much to do and see.  Oooh I can't wait till you arrive Myra.. only 4 more sleeps!!

I was only going to vacumn and wash the floors today but ended up moving this hutch dresser (I didn't use my left arm believe it or not)

My hutch dresser was bought off Trade Me for $20 but still doesn't have any handles on the drawers!!!
and the little freezer, polishing all the shelves, deciding what to keep and what to sell on Trade Me

thought I'd put this up for sale but it's actually quite pretty when I see the photo. 

I'd forgotten I had this.. not sure why I bought them in the first place?
I used to collect ornaments of figures in bikinis in deck chairs etc.  Thought these looked good with them but they're too big.  Salt and peppers.. cute though!

I've been moving pictures and I decided to cheer up this old pin up board using some of the curtain samples I had. I'm going to glue braids and buttons on to it but it'll pass for now. 


I was going to do sewing today but tidying has taken me all day.  don't ya hate it when you do that haha.
And now the All Blacks are playing Australia in the semi finals of the Rugby World Cup so I really need to go.  It's the second half and New Zealand All blacks are leading 16 to 6.  Nerve wracking.  We need to win! 

  I'll leave you with some photos from the Horowhenua Quilting Club's Exhibition yesterday.  It was excellent. 

Love the clever use of buttons .. of course!

I love this one.  I can see this pattern done in old shirts. I have been collecting them for a little while now.

An awesome use of colour and ideas.  Very visual

 I have always loved Beryl Cook paintings so this one caught my eye. 
Awesome colours and design.

There was a beautiful display of small quilts..

Love this.  colours are gorgeous.  so simple but effective.

this was in the New Zealand section.  I have a thing about green these days so love this use of colour
Congratulations to Horowhenua quilters.  The exhibiton was the best and everyone I met agreed!  Sadly it appears I didn't win any of the raffles.. but I'm glad to support your talented group.


stufenzumgericht said...

Dear Karen,
gratulations to your 3oo. post. I really love to visit you and to get to know a little bit more about your life, your quilts and your wonderful country so far away from mine ;-) The corner with the vintage sewing machine looks very pretty, Myra'll love it. I hope, you both'll have a wonderful time together, tell her greatings from me!!! Thanks for the photos of the stunning quilt exibition, hugs from Martina

Barb said...

I am glad that your grandson is scarey.

Love all of the quilts....

Loretta said...

Karen congrats on your 300th post! I recently became your follower and love visiting to see all your quilt creations. You have really been busy moving and cleaning. I love the pinup board and your sewing area. Your friend must be awfully special! Have fun together.

Please enter me into your giveaway. Hugs!

MrsC said...

Boo!!!! Everyone seems ot have gone to Levin but me! :( So thank you for the photos. Wonderful to get to 300!!

Charlotte said...

Didn't the All Blacks do amazing!

I'm glad your grandson is ok

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Karen,

Congratulations on your 300th post!
Sorry to hear about George and do hope he is feeling better now.
Love your hutch dresser and what a bargain for $20.
You made a fabulous job of the pin board and it looks lovely by your sewing machine.
Yes, go the All Blacks on Sunday.


Anne-Mette said...

I jumped from Matina's blog to yours. My first visit, but sure not the last one :-).I have signed up as a follower.
What a luck that your grandson is ok. Things happen so quickly.
Congratulations with your 300. post. A lovely and very generous give away.
Greetings from Denmark,

sandyandcosmo said...

Congratulations on your 300th post! I just discovered your blog and look forward to visiting it again. Thanks for such a generous giveaway!


sandyandcosmo said...

I follow through GFC.