Friday, October 31, 2014

a lot of squares stitched together

A local "critic" has described my pieces in this exhibiton as 
just a whole lot of squares stitched together.
I take issue with the word just.
Just is a funny word, don't you think? 
Just arrived?
Just beautuiful?
Just a thousand?
Just a million?
Anyway they are a whole lot of squares and rectangles from
repurposed kimonos
 stitched together.
 Just  look for yourself.

I think you are going to get sick of my latest obsession....

This is the view from my kitchen which I have tried to work into this little piece,

and I have finished these.
They are about half the size of a postcard.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Sssh....It's just over 8 weeks until Christmas
and I have already started.
In keeping with my recent infatuation
I have been making small things.

Do you have any of this fabric? Celestials.....
I am searching for some of the selvedge.

I have taken inspiration from this book 
although I cut out the pieces free-hand as I wanted them much smaller than the ones in the book.
These old Red Wagon books are some of my favourite quilting books.

Friday, October 24, 2014


I have decided to turn my attention to something I have been wanting to get back to.
Tiny little pictures.

Remember back here and here I showed you the wondeful workshop I went to?

 These are done freehand, without drawings, needle turn.

They measure about 11cm square. 
I am looking for ideas.
Any suggestions?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

He's back

In case you are worried (as I have been)
the mountain climber is back safely.
He has been in Nepal and flew out on Friday.

That low peak in the centre is Mount Everest.
But back to me...
You might want to catch this
I am very excited to be part of this exhibition in Ararat.
You know if you are in Melbourne you can catch the train there.

Oh no, the artist talk

Sue Cunningham

Come on down

the gateway
This weekend am delighted to be part of a local artist's trail.
I wish all of you could join me
but I guess some of you have left it a bit late.

the entrance
through the garden
Here is some of my work.
More tomorrow.....

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Brighten up!

Did you come to my open studio last year?
Well this year I am going for a new look. 

Bright stuff!
I hope you can visit.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

My garden is

My garden is beautiful at the moment.
The flowers are blooming and the sun is shining.

Why not make some tea cosies?

So much fun...
I think I might try houses next.
And some exciting news.
My studio is open to the public next weekend. 
All the information is here.
I would love to see you.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Day V

Last day.

It has been so much fun this week

And now it is all drawn together in a book.



Don't you love books?


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Day IV

This was the 4th day with Dorothy Campbell.

It is all going to be over too soon.







Books, books, books......

Ps!! If you can get to Geelong (TAFTA) on Saturday morning

Come to the OPEN DAY.


Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Discharge dyeing!

I so loved doing this.


And a nice quick walk around the grounds.