My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sand in my stitching.

Hubby had to do a few hours work today, so I packed up the kids and went with him to Paihia.  Kids and I went to the beach, Hubby went to work.  Hmm, who got the best deal?

Fish and Chips - a kiwi tradition.

This gappy wee boy has made a killing from the tooth fairy lately!
Don't play with your food!

I took my paper piecing.  It's so portable.  I made the little snap-closed purse from a tutorial by Rashida Coleman-Hale, I just enlarged the pattern.  This one fits a small pair scissors, a couple spools of thread and my little needle book.

The kids played happily in the sand for ages.  They went for a quick swim but it's cooling down, Autumn is on it's way and Autumn is my favourite season.  What's yours?


  1. I love autumn the cool mornings but sunny days :0)

  2. We've almost forgotten what summer felt like down here - I think I'll take a hot water bottle to bed tonight :)


  3. Looks like a great day - so pleased you've got your priorities right and took along some stitching. It's almost slipper weather this morning 'down' country!

  4. Hey Raewyn I have my slippers on as we blog!
    Mmmm fish n chips at the beach, if anyone asked me where my favourite restaurant is, I would say fish n chips at the beach!
    Cute little pouch for your EPP, I look forward to seeing the progress on that.

  5. Glad to see Miss Muffet is back in full health - and love her hat!

  6. My favourite lazy meal, fish and chips. We have some enormous toothless gaps here too right now.


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