Friday, January 10, 2020

Meditation 2

This one has to have a hanger - should find a nice old branch in the garden.

I've added some squares from another piece from the bin and these are blocks of dark colour.

A little bit of lace - random circles.

Buttons, scraps of fabric, more stitching.

A block of solid colour - love doing the stitching, just grabbing pieces of thread from a box of left overs from other projects.

The end of No: 2 - No: 3 has been finished, given to a friend for her birthday & Christmas present, but I forgot to take a photo.  So now I'll have to find more fabric to do some more.

Thursday, January 9, 2020


This piece is called 'Meditation 1' - the buzz word these days seems to be 'slow stitching' or meditation through stitch - I just know that I thoroughly enjoyed making this piece and I didn't know what to call it.  

It's hung on an old reel.  A friend threw out some pieces of linen (she had unpicked a jacket with the thought of doing something with it but never got around to do anything!)

At our Qld Quilters' Art Quilt group we have a bin of fabric that's been donated & so the linen jacket pieces ended up there. I took them home not really knowing what I would do.

I cut (free-hand) strips from the pieces and started stitching randomly, adding buttons occasionally.

This first one is hanging in my home.  It was a really delightful experience and I've produced 2 more from this same jacket.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Gifts arrived in Germany

Gifts arrived safely. Quilt appreciated and Alma apparently doesn't much like pillows so was happy that her unicorn cushion was flat!

Monday, January 6, 2020

Landscapes #3 & 4

These are the other 2 collages that my friend didn't want to finish - all done.  Think they look pretty good.  Pity the photographer wasn't that great!!!!

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Benni is 6

The birthday cake is all important. Benni in the middle & Shiloh looking on.

 Shiloh ready to swing - they love it.
So brown even after a couple of good storms - hope it rains soon.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Landscape #2

This landscape was made by my friend, Merody, in a workshop with Sue Benner (I think) many years ago and she handed 3 to me to 'do something with'.  This is the first one and I gave it back to her, finished.  Really enjoy doing this little pictures.

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Off to Germany

 A Quilt for Arthur - simple & made from my stash
 Backing fabric had goannas, kookaburras, koalas etc and embroidered the lable directly to the fabric.
Detail - embroidered 'A is for Arthur' in English and in German!  Sounds impressive but the only difference is in the words 'is for' - German 'ist fur' with umlauts over the 'u'.
A cushion cover for Alma - a panel of the beautiful unicorn, embroidered detail and added sequins. If you click on the photo you might just see what detail has been added.