from my brief visit to New Zealand. This was the view out of the plane window as we started the descent into Auckland, a little further on we flew through a rain shower, but by the time it landed the weather was nice once again.
I had a blogger meet up with Sue, who is making both the Flower Garden and Nearly Insane quilts, we met up for coffee, then we visited Patchwork Passion in Onehunga, a lovely shop with some great fabrics,
they had a very large range of Japanese Taupes, both woven and printed, although I didn't buy any (this time) I did buy some Oakshott cottons (seen above) and a couple of small bits of wool. Sue gave me the cute purse, which is for putting all those accumulated loyalty cards in, a great way to keep track of them all.
A couple of days later I was back at the airport, where I spent plenty of time waiting as both my flights were delayed, lucky for me I had my Flower Garden blocks to work on, although the light wasn't the best to stitch by so I also caught up on some reading.
I nearly forgot about the other fabrics I acquired; a couple of black and white prints, some purple reproductions and some green New Zealand prints which I will use in the Grandmother's Choice, also a rather nice book on Modern Quilting which I have yet to read.