Saturday, January 9, 2021

Another Play Mat

Play mat finished - not sure who it's going to yet - have a few babies due around us, neighbours, family and friends.  Decisions, decisions!


Monday, January 4, 2021

Benni is 7

This birthday was held at a swimming pool.  The cake tasted pretty good.

Little brother Shiloh. in his Spiderman towel.

Father & daughter enjoyed the day.  It's an old statement but true - they do grow up so quickly.


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Colour Challenge 2019

I had 12 A4 pieces from our Colour Challenge - what to do with them?  I decided to make a book.  This is the result - everything was hand stitched.

Inside front cover with January's piece - colour, orange & "Desert Storm"  was born.

The spine and belt of the book.

This is the December page - black and "Burnt Leaves"  - a commercial fabric in black leaves & I hand stitched to bring out the black.  Some of the leaves were outlined in a rust brown.  So pleased I was able to finish the Challenge & have something that is really nice to display.


Monday, December 28, 2020


The Christmas Tree was a little tiny this year - it's on the piano!

Meine Engel from Germany.

Hope you all had a very happy Christmas and are looking forward to 2021.  Some one made me stop & think the other day - instead of thinking how dreadful 2020 was - think of the positives from the year.
I think, for me, it was a release from the pressure of lots of meetings each month. I found out how to participate in Zoom meetings.  I certainly took things slower and enjoyed the freedom of sitting, hand sewing and having naps without guilt!  Hope you got something good out of this year.  


Sunday, December 20, 2020

Stitch Meditations

A linen shirt has been taken apart and bits & pieces are being used in my little projects.  The button flowers come out of the pocket.

This fabric was thrown in to the left over water from cooking beetroot (can you see the pink tinge) and I enhanced the design with stitching and a button.

Batiks and stamped fabric, feather stitch and running stitch.

The purple was a hand dye and the outer pieces are commercial fabric.

Stamped leaves and batiks.


Saturday, December 19, 2020

An Afternoon on the Mountain

Grumps went to the best hairdresser on the mountain and was transformed with bows.

Checking out the garden and rocks - one day it'll be a veggie garden.

Grandma also went to the hairdressers.

The it was Grandma's turn to transform the grandchildren.  I've never done girl's hair - so it was a new experience for me (I know the  part isn't straight!)

Shiloh ended up with a top knot and a butterfly.  We were all transformed.


Friday, December 18, 2020

Stitch Meditations

I couched a ring of fabric and really enjoyed doing this.

A piece of fabric told the story.

Using selvedge - love making circles around buttons.

The green is fabric that I dyed many years ago and worked out that I'll leave dyeing to others who do enjoy the process.

Another stitched circle around a button - although this one flattened a bit on one side (if you can have a side on a circle?????)