Sunday, July 27, 2014

I love hand sewing

I love hand sewing 
so why do I hate sewing up my knitting?
I did it though.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Love what you do

I find it hard not to be weighed down by all the sad things this week.
So I decided I would get back to what I  love.

 Making little things.... do what I can control.

While I was sitting at my table this came on the tellie.
It's the new "branding" for our public broadcaster, ABC.

I hope you can open it.
I was cheered up to the point of tears.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


I have been sewing a lot the last few days.
Believe me, it has been the weather for it!
I am pleased to say my new quilt, "darkness", is in one piece.

I am not very happy with the photos.I am not sure why I have trouble with the dark colours.

The fabric may look like denim but it is actually old Japanese fabric from futons
and I suspect it was used for kimonos before that.
Recycled recycle.

I buy them in one piece and unpick them and wash them.
Had to dry them inside though.
I enjoy the challenge of  designing
 to make the most of these fabrics when I only have one colour.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Dark Blue

It's dark early here these days.
Too dark to tell one dark blue from the other.
So I thought I would show you what I have been working on.

They don't look that dark in daylight.

I haven't decided quite what I am going to do yet.
I am making a stack of these 5" blocks and playing with them.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Quiltmania and me

I have been so excited I haven't slept well for days.
I had very important visitors this morning.
I was so excited I forgot to take ANY photos
so how can you believe me?
They took lots and lots and lots of photos
but I forgot...

I have got proof : Carol Veillon from Quiltmania in my house!

and yes that's Linda Collins from Quilts in the Barn.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


I don't know if it is worth it.
This has taken me ages
and heavens knows how I will manage the postage
but look on the right....
I've got stuff on Etsy.

What do you think?
(Postage is only a problem if I sell something?)

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Thank you!

Remember back here I told you about my wonderful day in Paris?
Now I am back home I had to show you my lovely present from my bloggy friend.
Proof it wasn't all a dream
especially as have gone from beautiful warm weather in France
to Winter down under.

These are my Winter blooms from my rosemary bush.