Sunday, April 26, 2015

quite pleased

 I am quite pleased with this little one I have just finished.

So small but it still took a while.

Friday, April 24, 2015

commemorate or celebrate?

I was looking at my photos this afternoon 
getting ready to post
when these photos jumped out at me.

 I took photos  while walking the coastal path in Cornwall in 2013.

Tomorrow we commemorate 100 years since the beginning of the Gallipoli Campaign
and remember all those who have fallen in all wars.

"Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it"
                                                               George Santayana

Saturday, April 18, 2015

I've been having a break

We have taken a bit of a drive to Adelaide.

I always find a drive in the country inspiring...





Miserable day.

Who knew there would be a ferry?

I got quite excited!

And I love signs.


I can't wait to get home and start on a few little quilts again.



Awake early this morning to sunshine.


Friday, April 10, 2015

It doesn't seem much

I don't seem to have much to show for my week away
 but how can you measure experience.
All that art,
all that friendship,
all that laughter.
I only get to catch up with these fellow artists once or twice a year
but it always feels like no time has elapsed.

On Monday morning we started with dyeing small batches of our fabric.
I used some on my old kimono fabric.
It took the dyes beautifully.
Monday stretched into Tuesday then Wednesday
(the plan was to get it all done Monday morning)
 and still we played with our individual dye pots.

We were supposed to make books
but my fabric seemed to crying out for the individual....

or maybe a set.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Lovely time.

I have been having a lovely time this week.

 I find it a bit  tricky in workshops.....
loving the tutors work
but finding it's much more difficult
than it looks.

So I decided to do my own thing

after we dyed all this beautiful fabric, that it.
But I had a bit of a dummy spit this morning. 
How early is too early to have a shower?
With ceiling fan going full-bore?
But then when the hair dryer started
and all this before 5.30 am....
I lost it.