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Sunday, March 1, 2009

More South Africa photos.... Another good day... snow in Mississippi

First a wonderful photo taken in Africa, showing how many people travel...to and from work, or to the grocery store...to town. They just cram into the backs of a bakkie( pickup truck) and they actually pay someone for this privilege. I always got a laugh when I spotted one of these crowded vehicles. They usually waved and smiled when I grabbed my camera. You will note that they drive on the opposite side of the road from us... a difficult thing to learn... and then relearn when I arrived home for good. I only drove on the wrong side of the road a few times here....but thankfully no one was coming... so all was well. Next up, I had to share a photo taken from the game reserve at the edge of Queenstown, where we lived. The little round mountain...was just behind our house..a couple of blocks away.The reserve had some wonderful giraffes and zebra. They also had several Rhino there. Always fun to see.



On the local front, we had a wonderful change of pace this morning.... woke up to snow... ON THE GROUND! Which isn't a common occurence here. The first we have had since we moved here last summer. And although we have had some wonderful warm weather, it actually snowed enough that it stuck. What a treat... and it had melted by this evening. So can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. Its a good thing it happened yesterday evening...as I have quilt guild in the morning... hope to get some wonderful pictures of those talented ladies quilts! I also practiced more feathering on a customers quilt.IT is a darling Sunbonnet Sue quilt. She is an amazing embroiderer and appliquer. And let me quilt for her. I don't think she has ever had a machine quilted quilt before. I did feathers, SID( stitch in ditch) and outlined each little sunbonnet girl in blocks. My talented DIL, of Reannalily Designs, is launching two new quilt patterns...and I tested one for her. I did "forget" to cut all of the circles... I think I left out 6.... but this was a pretty quick quilt to do. I sewed it in an evening....and a couple of hours on the circles. She has a very cool technique to use, for the applique circles. I machine stitched mine on. and haven't added the border that she recommended ....YET, as I am thinking of putting another fabric, that I have to go and buy. But this was quick and easy to sew up. It makes a twin size with the border.

7 comments:

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Colleen, we would welcome some of your snow here in Australia.I love the effect of the feathered border on the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt. Regards Lyn

QuiltingFitzy said...

I'm glad you liked the snow...but pretty please...KEEP IT, lol. I wish to never see snow again, unless it's on the mountain top! Mind you, it's already steadily in the 80's here.

Love your picture at the top of your blog.

The Jen said...

I cannot believe you had snow. I wonder what Al Gore thinks about that? =) Thanks again for testing my pattern.

Karan said...

Great pics - though we've had our snow here in the UK so don't want any more thanks. ;0) The quilts are gorgeous. :0)

Micki said...

Great pics! We had some snow in Ireland, but not much lately! I really enjoyed seeing the snow!
Micki

Libby said...

Snow! I hope you threw a snowball for me *s*
You are doing such wonderful work with your long arm - the feathers are wonderful. I'm looking forward to the time when I can stretch my wings (and my table *s*) and try out some new things.

Sydney said...

Yeah, i am agreed with this article. I think all the colors are Gorgeous. I love the look of your new stuff - particularly the birch trees - I had just drawn something similar in a journal project I am taking part in - to mark the edge of my page on conservation work - to be honest now seeing your fabric printed I think I must have seen your fabric and been inspired by it without knowing - I hope you don't mind! Great post i look forward to reading more.
Sydney
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