Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Milestones at the beginning of a child's life are so special.

Seeing Jackson's face come to life with the first smiles that follow those first 6 weeks is just one of those precious moments.

I look forward to seeing lots more.

Monday, June 05, 2006

On Friday 30th May a group of ladies gathered at Tau Tau Lodge, on the outskirts of Tauranga for a day of teaching with well known crazy quilting tutor, Judith Baker Montano.

This was Judith's 3rd visit to New Zealand but her first to Tauranga.

As always, Judith was very generous and kind with her sharing of her knowledge of this craft.

At the beginning of the day, Judith spent considerable time talking about the use of colour in crazy quilting and this was reflected in excellent results by the ladies who participated.

Judith always brings a selection of her own completed and works in progress and these are always a source of inspiration on the day.

The images from this Blog entry:-

1) Judith demonstrating the 'how to' for making a crazy quilt block'
2) A heart block completed by Judith and used to demonstrate the use of colour;
3) Demonstrations over, it was time for the ladies to get on with their individual projects;
4) Two of Judiths wallhangings - the one on the left features original cigarette silks - the one on the right is family heirloom piece and reveals many images of Judith's family;
5) The work of the day over, the pupils gathered in the lovely gardens at the front of Tau Tau Lodge to have a group photo taken. Judith is sitting on the ground in front and yours truly is seated at the left end of the photo.

Thanks to friend, Julie, for taking the photos.

If you are looking for a lovely, peaceful haven for rest and recreation, Tau Tau Lodge, hosted by Barry and Lorraine Langford provides that as a bed and breakfast retreat - lovely craft shop attached.

For more information:-
Barry and Lorraine Langford
1133 Pyes Pa Rd, RD 3, Tauranga
Ph + 064 7 543 1600
Email: tautaulodge@ihug.co.nz