Sunday, April 27, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Not much happened in the way of sewing this week ... sigh ....
My easy angle ruler arrived - very fast service from
so as soon as some things are caught up with - nothing to do with patchwork ;-))
I'll be cutting clue #2 of the orange crush.
Decided to show a photo of the saying that hangs in our bedroom - say's it all really.
The other photo is of a small quilt I made for my DGD Sarah who was born in 1990, made it the week before she was born - was convinced the baby would be a boy!!
Recently when I was at their house I noticed that Sarah still had the quilt in use!!
Made from poly cottons because that is what was available here at the time.
She still has her cot quilt as well.
It is such a blessing to be able to make and gift things which are both well used and treasured by their new owners.
On another note - as of last night I have a roomie to share with in Perth - welcome to my mad world Anne, hopefully we will have fun!!
My siggies are under way ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
He is now 4 months old ... sigh ... but suppose he won't really care how long it took me to get from the starting point to the finishing line.
I used my own hand dyes with the dolphin print.
The design is by Dorothy Young and is called "just your size"
The stitching is wonly by my wonky eyes!
Off to order my spectacles today so in about a week I will have glasses .. woohoo!!!
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
This week it is planned to revisit an ASP [already started project] it is a foundation paper pieced quilt designed by Ruth Powers and called Third Weekend in October, referred to as TWIO.
I began the quilt more than 2 years ago, then *life* intervened and it was packed away and has not been out of the bag since.
Each leaf in the pattern only takes a small bit of fabric so this is where a lot of my scraps will go.
A group of us on the net are going to work on this design so hopefully this will provide the motivation to get it complete as this will be *my* quilt!!
The quilt design is of fallen leaves so as we have just begun our autumn season the leaves on the decidous trees have begun to turn all colours - yet to see a blue leaf but certainly most others are there. This tree is by my son's place, there is another photo of a tree with the coloured leaves in my post about Hahndorf the other day.
Friday, April 11, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
In the lead up to the Southern Cross Quilters retreat to be held in Perth this year there is an angel/mortal swap.
A squishie arrived today from my angel, the package was sent by "sweet angel" that was the only name/addy written on the envelope.
Maybe that is a clue to her identity and I am too thick to interpret it.
Whatever, I feel rather spoiled, by the way along with the lovely tone on tone yellow fat quarter there is the most unusual pin cushion. The card is amazing too, think the technique is called paper tole, where the images are raised above the surface.
Sister in law in England loves robins so will send the card on to her after it has been oohed and aahed over.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Those who know me will not be surprised that I chose quirky things to photograph.
A garden water sink ...
This is on a farm south of Adelaide where the owners do a concert of old musical hits in a purpose built theatre on the farm.
We also spent time wandering around Hahndorf, this is a town that was founded by German settlers.
This old cart was amongst bushes.