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Member postings for Cathy Turner NZ

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Thread: Thank you everyone
10/03/2017 03:35:24

So sad you are leaving Katy. Even though I am in a different time zone, and up-side down, you have been so thoughtful and kind, and little parcels of hearts you have organised, have been well received and treasured.

I wish you all the very best for the future.


Thread: Chat
12/01/2017 06:27:56

Pam, I am to embarrassed to mention how many UFO's I have, needless to say I shall be busy for at least 6 months, if I only manage to sew one day a week! Not sure how my pocket will manage that, but I am determined to get them all done and have made a promise (NOT) to only buy what is necessary to finish them off - batting and backing only. Ha ha, we shall see.

So far this is the coolest summer we have had for some years, not that I want the heat of the last few years. Its still very warm but at least we are comfortable.


Thread: Bad news from Kimmers (Kim)
12/01/2017 06:24:35

Oh gosh, poor Kim. Please pass on my best wishes to her.


Thread: Chat
07/01/2017 07:10:14

I hope you have all had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

I have had my wee grandsons here for their first visit to New Zealand, they have now moved on to Dubai for the next three years, so hopefully I may see more of them, now that they are 10 hrs closer!

Today I have had my computer reconnected for the first time in a long time, so am happily sitting here catching up with everything.

Summer has started just as I am going back to work! Never mind, I need to replenish the coffers!

Tomorrow I have promised myself to start on some of my UFO's, and to start a long awaited sewing frenzy.

Best wishes to you all.


10/11/2016 00:17:04

So sad to hear that Juliet Robson passed away last week - I spent several lovely hours with her on one of my trips to England about 3 years ago.

She made me so welcome and we had a lovely afternoon with Jim, Mary and Dorothy. I also got to see some of her lovely quilts and came away really envious of her sewing area!

I know I have not been on here much in the last 18 months but I am around. Healthwise and everything else, life is looking pretty good again!

My very best wishes to you all, congratulations on all the new homes and addititions to families, hugs to all those who have needed them, I do pop on here and keep an eye on whats happening on your side of the world, my apologies for the lack of activity but so many things just got on top of me.

Next year is going to be great!


15/04/2016 00:51:17

Dear Katy and everyone else

Thank you so much for your kind packet of hearts that arrived yesterday, I am humbled to have received them, I will put them to good use.

I am waiting on an appointment with the specialist, hopefully they can do something to move the growth on my cervical spine without causing any other damage.

There are so many people who are so much worse off than I am, so thank you for taking the time and for caring.

Love to you all


Thread: Maggi Birchenough
01/04/2016 07:58:16

Loved looking at her blog, what a talented artist.


Thread: Chat
07/03/2016 23:14:46

Just to let you know, I am still breathing! Just laying low and trying to avoid more surgery. So no sewing at the moment, as my left arm is numb most of the time - the rest of the time it is aching.

Otherwise, we have had another very hot summer, (every year they say it is the hottest since records began), my garden is dry but looking okay, I sort of kept it rather minimal the last year so it has been easier to keep on top of.

Congratulations on all the new babies, and kiwi hugs to all those that need them.


Thread: PP Slimming Group 2015
01/12/2015 03:41:24

I think I have done more than lost the plot!

Not having much success at the moment, cant seem to keep my mouth shut. but at least I have not put any on this week.

its such a shame as I was doing so well to start with.


16/11/2015 23:50:26

No point in weighing in tomorrow, I already know I have gained a kilo!

Not sure what is going on, - oh yeah, it's probably all the eating I have been doing!

So much for my goal of 10kg by Christmasfrown

Thread: Chat
16/11/2015 23:48:00

Oh what lovely boys!

I remember when I had to have Zac put down, it broke my heart. And then a couple of months ago, we had to have Fred - they leave a big hole.


Thread: PP Slimming Group 2015
11/11/2015 21:18:38

No loss and no gain - a miracle whichever way I look at it!

But I am back on my bike, did 34km on Sunday, and now that the weather is warming up, I hope to get out there some evenings as well.

Even managed to catch Prince Charles and Camilla when I cycled past the Waikato river on Sunday!


03/11/2015 03:40:58

Kay - glad to see I am not the only one.

The last 12 months I have been all over the place, for all sorts of reasons. So guess I better start weighing in again as well!

I am not back to where I started, but I am not far off it!


Thread: Gypsy Wife Quilts
29/10/2015 00:52:04

Love the quilt Alison!

And the cat looks like my Fred, who I have just had to put down due to health problems (him not me) He was only 5 but a great strapping thing that absolutely ruled the roost, as cats do.

Thread: Chat
29/10/2015 00:46:40

That's brilliant Rosemary!

07/10/2015 22:26:08

The Gourmet Quilter - is this from New Zealand/

If it is, she has the loveliest shop, its in a really old home (I think she lives up stairs with her family) and set in a really nice garden which is very cottagy and full of old plants. Its fantastic to visit, I enjoyed the house and garden as much as I enjoyed the shop!

And she does some awesome Block of the Months!


30/07/2015 05:30:15

If I am going to make a quilt, starting with a square in the centre (probably 20" and turned on its points like a diamond), how much would I allow for the next square (which would be cut half and half again to square up the centre) and so on.

Not very good at explaining myself I'm sorry. I know its something goes something like this:

20 1/4 " for centre

then 20 7/8" for the next one cut into 4 triangles? and then keep going using the new measurements of the square as it grows?

I finally got to meet Irene on this trip, and we had a lovely afternoon, meeting outside a lovely café in Lutry, and then wandered down to the lake and had an icecream in the sun. It was also lovely to meet John, Janine and Johnny. Next time, it will be in England!


Thread: PP Slimming Group 2015
07/07/2015 19:10:55

No scales in my hotel room, which is probably just as well!

Although it's so hot, I am in Venice for two days and have walked what seems like miles today. My clothes were soaked for most of the day so with a bit of luck I might have melted something off. It's useless trying to keep on track while I'm away - the two weeks in Sweden all I did was eat, back to Switzerland tomorrow night and im meeting up with Irene at the end of the week.

And now to brighten your day - I have dragged a chair into my bathroom and am sitting with my feet in cold water - in the bidet! And yes, I know that's not what it's there for!


Thread: Juliet's hug heart quilt
07/07/2015 19:03:05

It's a lovely quilt, everyone!

I met Juliet on my last trip to England, and she and Jim were delightful!


Thread: Quilt Isabell
07/07/2015 19:00:18


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