Tuesday, December 29, 2015

From the Pine Forest - Ngaire

This the second attempt at this topic.
I could not make my other one work so hence the delay.
When we drive up to Lake Taupo we past lots of pine forests which we watch growing and then cut down and then the area is replanted for another crop.
I am not sure whether you would find a kiwi in those forests but they do live in some of the native forest around New Zealand.
Hope you enjoyed your trip to New Zealand Margie.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Trees for Margie - Pam

Just made the quilt by the skin of my teeth. Phew!

No birdies on my trees!

Thanks for the joy in making this quilt for you Margie.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Metal Tree by Kay W

Coober Pedy is an opal mining town in Outback South Australia.  It is located on a stony desert plain and until 1985, when a desalination plant was built, the town had no fresh water supply.  All water for cooking and drinking had to be brought in by truck.  Even today water is still very expensive so there are few gardens or trees in the town.  It does, however, have its own haunting beauty.

In a little park overlooking the town is a large metal tree.  There is a sign at its base which reads:

" This tree represents the burnt out remains of one of the first trucks reaching Coober Pedy in the early 1950's.
 Once featured on page 1 of the National Geographic Magazine, it was the first tree in Coober Pedy."

My quilt is from a photograph I took when I visited in 2000.  That was a time when Lake Eyre was full of water and the desert still had a green tinge from the rain it had received.

The World's Most Famous Detective by Kay W.

I know I am behind in my posting, but not in my stitching!  This is my "Orient" quilt which Judith actually received a month ahead of schedule as we went overseas to visit our sons and grandsons on September 3.

While I was in thinking mode for this topic I happened to see an old Mis Marple episode on television.  This immediately brought to mind Hercule Poirot, the world's most famous detective, who solved the mystery of the murder on the Orient Express. So here is Hercule, adapted from an old movie poster I found on Pinterest.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tissue Box Tree by Anna

My inspiration has come from a design on the box of a well known brand of tissues. The tissues and box  are made from the wood of trees anyway so I thought it was quite appropriate. The bird fabric in the background I have had for ages but one has managed to peek itself out at the front, just for you Margie!! Hope you enjoy , cheers Anna