Tuesday, 13 March 2018

bud vase with statice

Crown Lynn bud vase with blue statice.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

crown lynn with cosmos

I love this vase, and the texture of the cosmos in it.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

crown lynn love - the swan

This obsession with white Crown Lynn vases is a new thing. But they are fascinating. Some I do not like, or think I do not like, as everyone had one on their china cabinet when I was growing up. But there are so many more that I had never seen. It started with the swan. Where will it end?

Saturday, 27 January 2018

crownlynn love 2

This is called a float vase. Just the right size for one good sized hydrangea or a selection of smaller flowers. Such a pleasing form.

Sunday, 21 January 2018


I am finally underway with quilting my Kaffe Fassett quilt that was finished two years ago and basted last summer! I began with some ditch stiitching - something I have always intensely disliked as it's so hard to do accurately but I invested in a 10D Edge Stitch foot and now ditch stitching is a breeze.
Next I had to do some straight lines - horrors. So I purchased a Hera tool - there seems to be a solution available for every problem! It works well by leaving a crease on the fabric although you need the right light to see the line. Once I get all this precision quilting finished I can move on to the free form stitching which is the part I prefer.

Friday, 19 January 2018

crown lynn love

I have developed an interest in Crown Lynn china - particularly the plain white vases. There is just so much range/styles and colours I'm going to (honest) stick to just this one category. For now:-)
This is a small shell shaped (if somewhat elongated) trough vase. I always wondered the sense in trough vases but they are great for displaying just a flower or three. 

Monday, 15 January 2018

beachie snapshots

Snapshots from this summers beach time so far. 

Kairakau Beach, Hawkes Bay

 Very different beach landscape to what I am used to 'up the Coro'. No bush?
 Boating with Brian, whoever Brian is? Friendly local, bought us crayfish for Christmas dinner.
Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty
Mayor Island at dusk.
 Daniel in the waves.
Owharo Falls, Karangahake Gorge