About me

Hi, I’m a forty-something quilt loving christian, currently abiding in a city called “the armpit of the nation” by those living elsewhere. I think they’re jealous of our incessant rain, and lack of traffic jams at the end of the day. Given my background in peatlands, shifting to a city founded on a wetland seemed a good idea. Ask me in winter what I think of it, and the answer may well be different.

I am married (with two kids) to a long-suffering IT maestro. It’s thanks to him this blog exists, since I am a bit of a luddite.

I’m a newbie quilter, but have been reading quilt blogs for the last year, and I thought it about time I joined in. I belong to a large local guild, the Rose City Quilters, and a quilting house group, the Loose Threads.

When I’m not quilting, I read, ignore the weeds in my garden, and drink coffee.


6 thoughts on “About me

  1. Wonderful quilts! I also really like your profile photo. I still consider myself a new quilter. I LOVE your use of color- I’m working on it!


  2. Hi Tarnia
    Just found your blog via Crazy Mom. The description “Armpit of the Nation” of Palmy sounds a bit harsh. Yes, it certainly rains, and blows a lot but it is a busy exciting place.

    I live in Levin, moved up this way a couple of years ago from Upper Hutt (now, that’s a cold place in the winter. We love it up here and I’ve joined Town and Country Quilters too, so I meet with a nice group to get my quilty fix.

    Haven’t yet been to your wonderful Te Manawa museum yet, and DH wants to check out the Rugby museum again, now it has moved.

    Congratulations on starting up a blog – they can be a lot of fun to write.


    1. Hi Jenny,
      I have never quite figured out why kiwis love to hate Palmy, and I expect its a bit like our attitude to That City north of the Bombay hills. Now Levin on the other hand is a little gem. I finished my doctorate in a bach out at the beach, and popped into Levin for a break most days. My favourite cheesecake in NZ comes from a certain cafe on the main drag. I hope you enjoy our LQS, now you are in this neck of the woods. We are quite well served for quilty inspiration.
      Cheers, Tarnia


  3. Just found your blog via Let’s Bee Social. I love the tone to your writing. I am a fan of a bit of humor and sarcasm mixed in with the quilty bits. You have a great wit! Looking forward to more of your posts.


  4. This is my first time here, and I think you’re going to be part of my steady blog diet. Your style is wonderful, and colorsense right on. I’m a serious JK fan, too, and have both done many of her patterns, and have plans to in the fall. I agree, you have a original voice out here in Blogland. Nice to have ‘met’ you.

    If you would like, I would be thrilled for you to link up with the Pet Project Show on the weekends. Just another chance to show off your original work here.

    Julie @ Pink Doxies


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