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Where are you Kreative Kiwi?

Where are you Kreative Kiwi?

Where Are You Kreative Kiwi?

 

For most of you, it would be a long hike, plus a very big swim!!

I live in New Zealand, a 'small' (although we think it’s big) island at the bottom of the world. We have a total population in both islands of about 4 million.  

 

We are named after our unique flightless bird - the Kiwi - hence Kreative Kiwi!

Unfortunately, while we are an island in the South Pacific, we do not live an 'island style' life. We are very westernised and modern and our day to day life is the same as yours - ruled by time and computers!  

The wonderful World Wide Web, has made the world smaller and enabled a business like mine to survive. Probably the biggest difference, is our Time Zone - we are about 18 hours ahead of New York. This means that most your orders and queries come in while I am tucked up in my bed.    So, if you are asking 'Where are you Kreative Kiwi - there is your answer - probably in bed.    Never fear, I will get back to you - I'm normally logged into my computer about 6.30am weekdays!

New Zealand is Amazing 

New Zealand is well known for its beautiful scenery - such a lot in a little country.  You can view NZ’s official Tourism website, 100% Pure New Zealand here.

Our other 'claim to fame is not so nice. Another name for New Zealand is the 'shaky isles.’ Unfortunately for me, I happen to live in Christchurch, which had one of the world's worst natural disasters 6 years ago. 185 people were killed and I'd hate to think how many have died since, just from mental health issues stemming from living in a place that is no longer safe.

While myself and family were not hurt and pretty much just by luck, we happened to live in the 'stable' side of town (quite funny, as it was considered a lower end working class suburb).  Our lives have been shaped by the earthquakes.  Our entire central city was destroyed - plus we lived thru something like 10,000 after shakes.   I could go on and on about the impact of a natural disaster, and if you would like to know a bit more about the 2011 and 2016 earthquakes, you can click here.

For me personally, I was so glad to have Machine Embroidery - I could 'hide myself away and create something beautiful.  Creating something out of nothing on my embroidery machine is my happy place!, 

Free Machine Embroidery is my Happy Place

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Where are you from?  Tell me a bit about yourself, because I would love to find out where you are from and what you love to do too!

 

 

Posted: Thursday 23 February 2017

Comments

  • Hi, I'm Louise. I live in Perth, born in dunedin NZ. My mum was a tailor and I never sewed because I had a mum to do it. When I left school I got a job at a sewing factory and it started from there. My husband brought me a Husqvarna Embroidery machine at easter, and I found your site and love it. I wish all the designs were formatted in VP3. Thank you :)
    Posted: 2018-06-12 01:55 by Louise born to sew    
  • Hi, I actually live outside of Phoenix in Sun City West and I have a couple of commercial 16 needle machines. I love many of your designs and have made a lot of them and get compliments when I show them at our embroidery club, over 100 members strong.
    Posted: 2017-11-22 14:30 by Jacqueline    
  • Hi, I have been to NZ many times, have friends there in North Island. We have experienced an earthquake there and is a funny feeling. A beautiful country and only about 4 hours by air. I have a 350e and 500e Janome machines and love the designs and helpful hints from everyone.
    Posted: 2017-11-07 14:48 by Lenore Mott    
  • Hi, I have been to NZ many times, have friends there in North Island. We have experienced an earthquake there and is a funny feeling. A beautiful country and only about 4 hours by air. I have a 350e and 500e Janome machines and love the designs and helpful hints from everyone.
    Posted: 2017-11-07 14:48 by Lenore Mott    
  • hi from Brisbane moved here from NZ home was CH CH married a soldier lived in burnham army base Then up to the North Island and when he retired we came to OZ 35 YRS AGO.
    Posted: 2017-10-26 20:22 by Jean painter    
  • hi from Brisbane moved here from NZ home was CH CH married a soldier lived in burnham army base Then up to the North Island and when he retired we came to OZ 35 YRS AGO.
    Posted: 2017-10-26 20:20 by Jean painter    
  • From Kankakee, I'll. We wanted to live where it was warm. Our children were grown and married. Started with a Janome 8000, went to a 9000, 1000, 1100se and now hope to get the 1400. Found Kreative Kiwi and made Christmas gifts for last year. Had been sick and finally got back to this. I go to my sewing room and it helps me forget about things. The best therapy one can asked for.
    Posted: 2017-10-03 12:36 by Donna    
  • From Kankakee, I'll. We wanted to live where it was warm. Our children were grown and married. Started with a Janome 8000, went to a 9000, 1000, 1100se and now hope to get the 1400. Found Kreative Kiwi and made Christmas gifts for last year. Had been sick and finally got back to this. I go to my sewing room and it helps me forget about things. The best therapy one can asked for.
    Posted: 2017-10-03 12:35 by Donna    
  • From Kankakee, I'll. We wanted to live where it was warm. Our children were grown and married. Started with a Janome 8000, went to a 9000, 1000, 1100se and now hope to get the 1400. Found Kreative Kiwi and made Christmas gifts for last year. Had been sick and finally got back to this. I go to my sewing room and it helps me forget about things. The best therapy one can asked for.
    Posted: 2017-10-03 12:35 by Donna    
  • From Kankakee, I'll. We wanted to live where it was warm. Our children were grown and married. Started with a Janome 8000, went to a 9000, 1000, 1100se and now hope to get the 1400. Found Kreative Kiwi and made Christmas gifts for last year. Had been sick and finally got back to this. I go to my sewing room and it helps me forget about things. The best therapy one can asked for.
    Posted: 2017-10-03 12:34 by Donna    
  • From Kankakee, I'll. We wanted to live where it was warm. Our children were grown and married. Started with a Janome 8000, went to a 9000, 1000, 1100se and now hope to get the 1400. Found Kreative Kiwi and made Christmas gifts for last year. Had been sick and finally got back to this. I go to my sewing room and it helps me forget about things. The best therapy one can asked for.
    Posted: 2017-10-03 12:34 by Donna    
  • I live in Burnet Tx for the last 11 years, moved here from a little town in Colorado when my husband died to be closer to a couple of my daughters. I have 6 daughters ,9 grand kids, and 5 great grand kids. I started embroidery about 15 years ago with a brother daisey, that I still have it uses floppy disks. I also have a Viking Epic, Brother Dream machine and a 10 needle brother. I love the embroidery machines, and have really been enjoying the kk designs, glad to meet you all, Oh and now I know why when I order designs the date is a day ahead of mine.
    Posted: 2017-08-07 13:30 by Judy Mazuchi    
  • Hello everyone! I am from Western Australia and live in Perth. Originally from the South Coast of WA (Denmark). Fell in love with embroidery and KK designs after I bought my Brother NV800E 8 months ago. I have just recently bought a second machine Brother VE 2200. Love KK Designs and being a part of this wonderfully supportive group of talented people!
    Posted: 2017-07-19 15:59 by Faye Waller    
  • Proud owner of a Husqvarna Epic and never have enough time to sew. We visited Christchurch the year before the earthquake and saw how beautiful the city was. We were back this March and saw all the damage still after 6 years. Amazed at how you are all coping. Sorry I missed you.
    Posted: 2017-06-06 00:31 by Beany    
  • I am pat from swindon in the uk. I have a brother xv in the states its a dream machine 2 I enjoy gardening as well as sewing .
    Posted: 2017-06-03 08:02 by pat    
  • I am pat from swindon in the uk. I have a brother xv in the states its a dream machine 2 I enjoy gardening as well as sewing .
    Posted: 2017-06-03 08:00 by pat    
  • Hi, I'm Debbie Harris from Mississippi. I am a mother of 2, grandmother to 3 and gt grandmother to 3. I started out making clothing, then graduated to quilting. Then I discovered embroidery. What a wonderful hobby and I am having so much fun. Thank you for all the wonderful designs.
    Posted: 2017-06-03 02:09 by Debbie Harris    
  • I'm close to Debbie from Sparta and even closer to Kathy from Wyoming as I live in Wyoming also. I've been doing machine embroidery for quite a few years and I love it. I'm so glad I found KK. Now I just need to get my sewing area put back together so I can try out your wonderful designs.
    Posted: 2017-05-21 01:59 by Bonnie-MI    
  • hello I live in France. I am a grandma I love embroidery machine thank you very much for all your designs. I'll come back soon. I go to work with my embroidery machine and your designs bye
    Posted: 2017-05-17 00:56 by Catherine    
  • Hello Debbie, Have been sewing since I was a teenager. As Grandmother have purchased a combined embroidery/sewing machine Pfaff Creativ 3.0 2 years ago. Sewing mainling for the Grandchildren, sometimes my children and for my self, it has not happened as yet. Love your designs.
    Posted: 2017-05-13 03:51 by Margaret    
  • I'm from Wyoming, Michigan (just a little south of "Debbie from USA" who lives in Sparta, MI). I am relatively new to machine embroidery. I bought a Babylock Destiny in August and I have enjoyed learning how to embroider. I have been sewing for over 45 years and especially enjoy quilting. I also just began longarm quilting about 2 months ago.
    Posted: 2017-05-12 15:14 by Kathy D    

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