Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Bliss continued.....

To complete my Sunday - HofM & No: 1 son playing nicely together - what more could a wife/mother want.  They are building an aquaponics thinggy - if managed correctly we will be able to live off the veggies & herbs & in 18 months time harvest fish!!!!

Someone has to supervise - so I was told!

HofM has been sleeping well after these sessions.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Blissful Sunday

SoTA13 (State of the Art 2013) quilts can be viewed at Gallery 159, 159 Payne Road, The Gap. The last day for this exhibition is Saturday, 27th April - for further info
Above is my quilt "Leaf Litter"

Helen Kidd's lovely quilt - there are actually 2 quilts in this one piece.

Loved the feel (figuratively speaking) of Kate Oszko's.

Mel Forrest produced another stunning quilt. This is only a small taste - there are 20 wonderful pieces on display.  I spent a blissful 5 hours on duty at the Gallery with some friends, sewing, chatting & looking at these pieces over & over again.  Who could ask for more?

Monday, April 22, 2013

I'm soooooo excited!

I'm published - a big thank you to Eric Spinks of Down Under Textiles - the article is about my FloodArt Postcards & how the MailArt 365 project helped me back to creativity.

There are FIVE pages of article & photos - can't believe it! The magazine (Issue 10) is in newsagents (Aussie) at the moment.  Also featured in this issue are my friends, from Broadstrokes Textile Group, Mel, Kate, Suzanne, Jane, Merody & Kathryn - they get a 7 page spread - there are 6 of them after all!!! I think my day has been made - it's sooooo exciting!

Something different.....

I spent Saturday morning inside St John'sCathedral, Brisbane, taking a pipe organ workshop. This organ has over 4,000 pipes - it's amazing to see where & how they all fit.

We got to play the organ (no, these aren't my arms!!!!) - just a little daunting with some very accomplished musicians in the group - I did play & was told my technique was good.

The view from the sanctuary  - it's quite high up & you have to walk up a very narrow spiral stone staircase (forgot to take a photo of that)

For those of you who haven't been inside St John's - every pew has needlepoint cushions, birds, fish, flowers - a huge variety & they are all so very beautiful.  You can find textile art anyway - just look.

Each cushion has the name of a parish worked into the edge - if you get the chance - take a peek inside the cathedral one day - they also have gift shop (sadly I did not have time to visit it!)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Quilts finished

Finished in time for Sherwood Stitchers' Show on 1st June at St Matthews Church, cnr Oxley & Sherwood Roads, Sherwood (10.00am - 3.00pm)  This was a mystery quilt.

Love scraps - strips found their way into this one - still have a lot left over - how does that work???? This will be going to South Australia as a donation.  Both quilts are machine pieced & machine quilted.