Friday, October 8, 2010

The Country Yard

I had a lovely drive in the country today. It's beautiful spring weather and everything looks fresh and new. Of course I was happy too, because I was going to another patchwork shop!

The Country Yard is a short drive from Whangarei, and well worth a visit. Check out their website to see their beautiful gardens too. 

Here's a little peek inside the shop. I had a lovely talk with Kerryn, and some of her other customers. They showed me their 'challenge' quiltlets they have made for The Counrty Yard's Annual Exhibition on the 30th October. 

I was really excited to see this as I drove up the driveway. It's the start of the new classroom. Kerryn told me as well as the classroom, there is an outdoor seating area planned. It's very exciting as so much seems to be going on, and Robbie (Kerryn's Husband) has been busy in the garden too, as the Wedding Season is nearly here.

Ok this is what came home with me. A Sewline fabric pencil (I have been wanting one for ages) and a fat quarter (it will go nicely with all my black and white fabrics). The fabric kit is to make a Christmas table runner. Kerryn has donated it for a raffle prize, for club day tomorrow.

In the centre (below) is a completed Christmas Poinsettia table runner, come and see if you can win the kit tomorrow! (You can always buy one from Kerryn if you miss out.) 

It will be my last time on the raffle table tomorrow, so I would like to thank Kerryn for very generously donating a prize each month. They have been very popular, especially when they have been wrapped as 'mysteries'. I'm sure who ever takes over raffles at the club will appreciate Kerryn's generously too.  


  1. Your raffle winners must be rapt to win as like you say Kerryn gives generously!
    What a great review on a fantastic shop!

  2. Oh you are bringing back such happy memories, I love the Country Yard. I visited especially because Kerryn stock my adored thread - Aurifil - but, of course, ended up buying a lot more than thread and also having a great time chatting with Kerryn and several quilters who popped in. My post about my visit is at


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