Hello, and welcome to my blog. Thanks you for stopping by. I know this is a busy time as everyone tries to visit as many new blogs as possible, so I'll keep this quite short. You can always come back later if you like what you see.
My name is Wendy and I live in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. I'm in my late 40's, happily married with two teenage sons. I work part time as an accountant and fit my quilting and embroidery in around work and family commitments.
|the view from my house|
I started my blog just over a year ago, and since then I have met so many lovely online friends. I discovered people with similar tastes and styles as my own through the Grow Your Blog event in 2014. I'm still in regular contact with some of those people now because we follow each others blogs and Instagram accounts. I'm @wendysquiltsandmore on Instagram if you'd like to look me up.
I try to blog at least once a week, and sometimes I even manage two posts in a week. Some people tell me they come to visit my blog for a burst of colour. That's probably because I just love colour - there's no white or grey in my stash!
Trellis Crossroads is one of the quilts I made in 2014. I saw this block on the internet made with a white background. I've never made anything with a white background, so I decided to use some bright batiks against a navy background. I quilted it with hot pink cotton.
I also finished my Bordered Diamonds quilt in 2014. I used a Kaffe Fassett pattern, and the beautiful Plume range from Timeless Treasurers. I hand quilted this quilt over more than a year. We have it on our bed in winter.
|My version ofla passacaglia|
I also love embroidery and I have many hand stitching projects on the go. I finished the Candy Cane Cottage and Bakery in the Gingerbread Village in 2014, and would like to add two more buildings in 2015 (the patterns are from The Victoria Sampler). You can see my full 2015 embroidery list here.
The tabs at the top of my blog link to more photos of my quilts and embroidery. Possum Magic is a round robin that I'm part of and you can see how each of the 8 quilts are progressing as they move between the members in Australia and New Zealand. I've made great friends though Possum Magic and I'm so glad I found those ladies through the 2014 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop.
We all need more fabric, so I'm running a give away of the 5 fat quarters below.
If you'd like to win, please leave me a comment below. Any comment will do, but if you need a prompt, you could tell me where you went for your last holiday.
|My last holiday - Muriwai, Auckland, New Zealand|
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This giveaway is open to everyone (including international participants). If you are a no-reply blogger, please leave your email address in the comment.
The giveaway will stay open until Feb 15 2015 (PST Time), and I will use the random number generator at random.org to pick the winner. Good luck everyone, and thank you for visiting my blog.