You are still with me.......how fabulous!
Last part in my journey, when the holiday is over it is back to those lovely customer quilts!
Seeing my granddaughter is always a treat and we have great fun, she wears me out more than a mountain ever can! We booked into a camp ground where she quickly (10 minutes on arrival) made friends with a girl staying at the camp ground too, also befriending the resident Rabbit............it had to be the Easter Bunny we decided!
This rabbit was huge and loved banana's! I thought it was monkeys that liked banana's???
Then there was the camp ground cat. This cat had us running after it as it had a 'thing' for going in bags, when it's head went through the plastic bag handle it got a fright and ran through the camp ground with the plastic bag looking more like a parachute than a plastic bag! Picture us and several other campers running to the cats rescue, but how to get the cat down from the tree it had scrabbled up? We did manage it o free the cat and even got the plastic bag back. Here is the cat just before the adventure began.
Visits to the local pools, staying until we were as wrinkly as prunes, ice creams at the park, colouring in, washing our dishes with shampoo.............I didn't know our cabin was that basic! Then off up to see Dawson Falls on Mount Taranaki (Mt Egmont).
This place never looses it's natural beauty.
Fairy and Gobblin type bush that would suit any Harry Potter film.
Seeing the mighty mountain was an interesting example of how the weather can really change on a mountain, we watched as the clouds slowly moved over the mountain like someone was pulling a blanket down over it to tuck it in for the evening ahead.
After a teary farewell I headed back to my friend Julie's to help break the long drive home. Julie's cottage always tempts me, so a wee bit of shopping took place.
I fell in love with this little trio, a little table and two chairs up cycled by Julie herself.
Don't you think this is a cute setting for Little Bear and Even Littler Bear?? I found a small vintage linen with an embroidered tea cup and saucer and even two little plates to set the scene.
Another item to add to my snowman collection was waiting for me at Julie's too.
This is a small display I have on top of my log fire box, but with this sudden drop in temperatures here in New Zealand I will have to move my collection elsewhere soon enough. Whoopwhoop winter is coming folks!!
Back at home the tramping boots are away, bags unpacked and back to the business of quilting.
Jenny and her twelve year old grandson made this cheerful quilt for friends that are expecting a baby. Jenny asked for an all over quilting design, I chose a nice one called "Splash".
A nice purple backing..............................................................
Another customer quilt with the same all over quilting design is all finished and waiting to be picked up, you may have seen peeks on my Facebook page?
Thanks for joining me on a fabulous week. I hope you have the wood pile ready to go and warm socks at the ready.................see you soon!