Thursday, February 28, 2013

the Kimonos Journey

I am not normally someone who goes back over my homework and re-does it.
I would never change answers on my exam papers.
Who knows where I would be today if maybe I had spent more time reworking things.

This time though I am reworking a previous post because I wasn't happy.

I wanted my exhibition easier to see at a glance.
What do you think?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Happy and Sad

I have had a lovely time showing off my work. 

 This week I brought it all home.

However lots of my things are going off to new homes.


Well, just a little bit sad.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Measure twice....

Many years ago, in a previous life, I used to work as an intensive care nurse. To brighten up our stressful days we decided to have a cooking competition once a month.
(Who would have thought that idea would take off? )
My first effort was a batch of scones, which turned out like a plate of rocks!
I 'entered' them anyway thinking at least they would make some one elses look good.

The judge, one of the bosses, said they were just like his mum's and I won!

In that spirit I am showing you this.
Flush with my recent success I have begun a new quilt.
I started with the backing and chose a couple of solids to co-ordinate.
I did all the arithmetic and cut out the whole thing!

Problem number1, I ran out of the salmon fabric.
Solved. I ordered a bit more on the internet.

I did a couple of blocks and then realised a had cut the big green triangles 1/2" too small.
What to do? No more green either.
I will not give up....

in the end I unpicked the blocks and cut them down
from 12" to 10" blocks so that everything now fits.
What do they say?
Measure twice, cut once?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Artist Talk

Today I gave a talk about my quilts.
Very challenging....
A first for me.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sneak Peek

I was hoping to show you 
a whole lot of really good photos taken
by the mountain climber


the technology has defeated me.
For the time being these are my photos.
Any way tomorrow is the BIG opening
(it is already open to the public).
Maybe there will be a few bloggers unmasked.