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.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Janet Bolton and me

Here are a few more photos of my fabulous week in a workshop with Janet Bolton.

I have been a fan of Janet Bolton for longer than I have been stitching.
That is why I travelled half way round the world to do this workshop
and it was worth it!