Hi everyone! I’ve been laid low with the flu the last few days (why does it always strike on the weekend?!) so please excuse me if this post begins to waffle due to any remaining flu-induced delirium.
First up I just want to say a big Thank You to everyone who has contacted me about the last few shaky days here in Wellington. The earthquakes have been incredibly scary, the aftershocks continue today, and the whole of central New Zealand is on tender hooks.
As a kiwi I’ve always been aware that New Zealand is highly geologically active, that’s part of the reason why our country is so beautiful! Wellington in particular is divided by several fault lines and over time they’ve created our hills, our harbour and even our airport!
Very early on in school you learn all about what to do in an earthquake and I’m married to a geologist but in all my time here in Welly the quakes building up to that 6.5 on Sunday night were the largest I have ever experienced and none of that knowledge makes it easier.
It’s really nice to know that random strangers on the Internet are worried about me and my family. I’m just kidding, you guys aren’t strangers! All of the Curious Kiwis are safe and sound with no damage to any of our burrows. l hope all my other kiwi readers are safe too, sending you internet-hugs!
It’s a good reminder for EVERYONE to have your emergency kit and family plan well prepared in advance.
Thanks again guys xx
Right, on to more exciting things!
It’s been a few months in the making but we are finally ready to launch our sparkly new concept: The Monthly Stitch.
The Monthly Stitch is an ongoing Sew-along with a new challenge each month.
The idea is simple: sew one garment (or more) each month that relates to the theme.
Our challenge themes are designed to be open to interpretation and fit in with your own personal sewing skill level, style and geographic location.
Our aim is to build a collaborative collective of enthusiastic sewists all over the world for some inspirational sewing show-and-tell, increase our sewing productivity and have a heap of fun.
Our first challenge begins in August and has already been announced over on The Monthly Stitch, so how about you pop on over and check it out?
Fell free to sew along in spirit but if you really want to take the big plunge you should jump on board! Signing up is easy and we’d love to have you here from the very beginning 🙂
Harri approves of this!