So far 2013 is looking mighty fine and has started with a hiss and a roar. A hastily organised trip to New Zealand meant that the blog has suffered again and I'm sorry I didn't get the time to reply to comments. Thank you all who visited, as always I really appreciated it. Hopefully I won't be so remiss from this point on.
This is my daughter's quilt in a cage, not the best way to display it but there is a story.
We headed off to the very small local agricultural show where she had entered a hank of carded and spun wool. Only her second go at it and she won a third prize. Not only that, this quilt she made was a last minute entry for the fun of it and it won in it's division. I'm so proud of her participation and her skills.
The kids had a great time seeing the animals and farm equipment. I think next year the family plan to put in some entries in the craft and baking. The womens' institute is dying out in Middle Earth and needs more members.
The main reason for the trip of course was to catch up with family and celebrate my mother's 80th birthday. There were only three family members missing. All the kids are my grandchildren, there are a couple of gorgeous nieces in the photo and my three sisters. My son and nephew were unable to make it as they are overseas.
I love, love this photo of my Sophie and her Dah, ( my David)) there's just so much love in their faces.
Staying with my daughter the last two trips has got me knitting and at long last I learn't how to knit a basic sock thanks to her expert help. I've been wanting to do that for ages. Now I know how to use circular needles and the magic loop method knitting from the toe up. It's a start.
The kids beaded up the sets of stitch holders for me, what treasures and they had so much fun choosing the beads.
I made the two on the bottom left as gifts and used earing hardware so they could be opened.
I have a busy time ahead, I have enrolled in a couple of classes and might have bitten off more than I can chew but I'm up for the challenge. I'm starting a new quilt in one, I'll let you know what it is after Friday.
Until next time, Janet