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!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lessons learnt today.

 Don't try and take photographs of quilt tops in the breeze.  It's frustrating.

 This lesson was learnt by hubby:  Don't leave three-year-old daughter alone in the car with zinc sunscreen.

 If you go to the Opua Regatta, you WILL buy something.  Even though you say you won't.  But doesn't it suit our rustic house?

I did eventually get a picture of the quilt top.  This is what I did with my 'recession' quilt blocks that I didn't particularly like.  It will get a simple backing and be donated to 'Quilts for Kids' who donate to Women's Refuge and will also be organising quilts for Christchurch.

I haven't much felt like blogging over the past week.  It seemed flippant in the wake of the huge tragedy that was unfolding before us, and still is.  There were many other bloggers who were letting the world know what was going on, so I just pulled my head in and shed tears in the evenings after the children had gone to bed.

Kia Kaha Christchurch.  There are many people out there thinking of you and doing the little things that we can to help.


  1. I know what you mean about blogging since the quake. I'm glad you finally got to get a photo of the the crooked strips (must have a go at doing that) and I HAD to laugh when I saw your DD! Cool dragonfly...looks great against the wood!

  2. Ms Lottie my head was nodding all through that post. You're making a gentle attempt at some levity and that's a good start. NZ is going to be effected for a long time to come. It still brings tears to our eyes. With Love, T

  3. Aside from doing a blog piece for BlogHer, I've not really blogged either. Nothing to useful to say and I've had a cold. Plus I've got this thing I have to get done that I'm not inspired to do, but it doesn't matter, I've got to get it done regardless. Meh, meh, meh. Plus feeling guilty about feeling so meh when people's lives have been ended or devastated in Christchurch. Sigh.

  4. Oh gosh Ms Lottie your 3 year old and my almost 3 year old left with sunscreen or any cream for that matter end up with the same result!


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