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November 8, 2019
Running Free from Romany Quilting

Granddaughter Megan had a big birthday this week – I can’t believe she is now 25!  Like all grandmothers I can remember when she was born, a toddler, going to school, then college, now working, haven’t the years just flown by.  We met up during the week for coffee to hand over her new quilt for her special birthday.

Birthday girl Megan with her Nana

Just like her older sister Emma, Megan is a keen and proficient horsewoman, taking part in all manner of horse events, from competitions to hunts.  So a horse quilt would be just the thing ...

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November 1, 2019
Sew Wots on Tuesday from Romany Quilting

It was a Sew Wots morning with a difference on Tuesday.  We were invited to meet in (another) Jenny’s home – she used to teach sewing in her working years so was a well accomplished seamstress.  And what a beautiful home it was, we enjoyed morning tea sitting in the conservatory looking out over the garden.  Jenny had two cats, of half Ragdoll heritage, and one of them, Fatso,  settled down to be admired by the visitors.  His brother however, didn't want anything to do with us and stayed outside.


Spending the morning in Jenny’s lovely home

We ...

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October 30, 2019
Weekend Camping at Kai Iwi Beach from Romany Quilting

Our four days spent at Kai Iwi Beach Holiday Park was very pleasant.  We coped with the wind as best we could, the sun came out, then the rain, a bit of everything, but then Spring weather can be rather unpredictable in our part of the world.  I enjoyed time doing a little hand quilting on my New Zealand Botanical quilt, nice and cozy inside our van.  When I put it down for a while, Gemma decided it made a great cushion to cuddle beside.

She’s always busy snoozing

In fact, Gemma was rather like “the Princess and the ...

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October 23, 2019
Tripping Around from Romany Quilting

Here we are – tripping around the country again.  We left home last Friday in the pouring rain, traveling along the Desert Road and through the army town of Waiouru to get a great view of my favourite mountain, Mt Ruapehu.  No time to stop here though, we were making for Taupo.

Mt Ruapehu

We like to have  the radio on while we are traveling, tuned to Magic which plays “all the songs you know and love”.  And look, they're playing my extra special favourite song, Ten Guitars.  I love it so much I’ve told the family I want ...

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October 22, 2019
time well spent . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

The association I work for had its 182nd Annual Meeting last Tuesday.  It's a big deal for me and a lot of prep work and a long day . . . but we get the Wednesday and Thursday following the meeting off, giving me a long, five-day weekend.

And I made good use of that time!

Wednesday, I met Joc and the girls at Tate Farms for my annual pilgrimage to the pumpkin patch.  I didn't bring home a single pumpkin (can you believe it?!), but we spent an hour or so hanging out in the corn crib!
We all ...

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October 10, 2019
day four . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

It's MY turn for sharing on the Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop!  Annnnd . . . it also MY BIRTHDAY! 
♥  Local grandgirls visited for a birthday eve visit yesterday!  ♥
Hexie Pumpkin Mug Rug
(this is the fourth or fifth I've made...but this one is for ME!)
A birthday means there's a giveaway in here somewhere. ;)

So when I signed on for this hop in July, I gave myself a couple of hours  several days  weeks  until five days ago to figure out what I wanted to make/share.  I love autumn and the less ghoulish elements of Halloween and I ...

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September 19, 2019
Temenos or Sacred space from Sew Sunshine

"Tremenos" - a greek word
Meaning - temenos (plural temenoi or temene) A piece of land marked off from common uses and assigned as an official domain, especially to a king, chief, or god. A sacred circle where one can be oneself without fear.
This is a Bee quilt. My Beemates were given strange pieces of fabric I cut from sari underskirts.  My sister helped to care for a lady and when she died there were a few leftover saris that her children didn't want and several cotton colored underskirts she had made herself. I really liked the idea of using ...

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