As with a lot of quilts, there is a story attached to this one. Our neighbour's Mum & I struck up a friendship through our love of patchwork & quilting. Sadly she passed away a couple of years ago & her husband asked if I could finished this quilt. She had basted it & started hand quilting. Like most of us, I am working on half a dozen projects at the one time, so it took me over a year to finish, but it is finished & ready to be returned - I do enjoy hand quilting & try to have some on the go for when the need to hand quilt touches me.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Received 2 pieces in one day - above is from Nadine (California) - how I admire those who can draw! Also received a little book from Jenny (New South Wales). It's called "A Dragon Tale"
It's a delightful tale & the drawings are wonderful! Thank you Nadine & Jenny for brightening my days!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
This is part of my collection of owls - I stopped adding to it some years ago when space to display them became a bit of a problem.
This new one arrived at Christmas - thanks to my youngest & his fiancee - it is sitting in the pot that holds our orange tree. He is the biggest owl I have. Will create some mail art to send to another owl fancier overseas.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
A trip to the police station and my handbag, purse etc are returned safe & sound. Of course, the cash has been spent, and I have already replaced the credit cards, camera and driver's licence. Now I have 2 cameras - maybe I'll show HofM how to use the other one - then, maybe not. As I was told, I was one of the lucky ones.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Our neighbour is not taking any chances - he has raised his house 2 meters!
Back yard is looking good. HofM says this bromeliad is his symbol of the flood - it survived & is better than ever - even has a pup now.
The ginger flowers are out.
Everything looks great.
Another photo that left its mark after the Flood.
My muse visited me last week & inspired me to take another direction with the flood photos - am now collaging & trying to use my silly side as inspiration. Wish my muse could sit beside me every day!
This was going to be an art quilt - it sat on my sewing table for nearly year & didn't inspire me further, so it got the chop & ended up as two pieces of Mail Art & are heading overseas to friends.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
First block of another project - how I admire those who can work on one project at a time - I think I have at least 10 different ones at different stages of their lives! This will be a really RED quilt!
G Clamp - thought some of you who don't frequent hardware stores may not know what I was talking about. One part moves up & down to allow it to fit to any size that needs to be clamped.
Our accommodation at Rudd's Pub, Nobby - food is always good - country servings! Room was lovely.
Street art in Pittsworth - we helped the economy there by buying at Wayne's World. Love that shop. Got G clamps to hold my quilts to the table while basting. They work too - have already basted one quilt.
Golf at Toowoomba for HofM - I dutifully drove the cart - the courses are beautifully landscaped.
We drove there & back via Heifer Creek - a lovely drive through Ma Ma Creek township.
The water melon is very sweet - even more so - buying direct from the farmer.