Monday, 24 October 2011

A Stole

 This project has been hanging around for a couple of months now, mainly because I have been refining my procrastination skills.  It's not difficult sewing, the hardest part was actually finding a pattern.  I used a kit from Church Linens, which has very detailed and helpful instructions. Because our church is named Holy Trinity I wanted the decoration to be related to that.  I thought about embroidering the design but after talking over a few ideas I realised that I could actually make a knot and sew it on.  Here's the first sample, using the Triquetra knot from Celtic Knots for Beaded Jewellery by Suzie Millodot. 

And here is the completed stole.  It's not perfect but I am relieved to have it finished and I know what to do differently next time.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

We finally made it into Auckland to check out some of what has been happening for the Rugby World Cup, in particular the Waka Maori.

And this is what we went to see, the kids' grandfather's name on the list of Maori All Blacks at the Maori Rugby exhibition.


At the Backing Black HQ, don't think that my daughter is going to make it to All Blacks shoe sizes but that's probably a good thing as I don't think there would be a lot of nice womens shoes in those sizes.

 Maori Warrior by  Molly Macalister

  The Sky Tower

Walking back up Queen Street

We're going back on Sunday night to check out the Fan Trail, though not going as far as Eden Park as the ticket prices are not quite in our price range.  Instead we're watching the game on TV with fingers and toes crossed.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

In the garden

I love the colour of bluebells, it is my favourite blue.