Sunday, September 11, 2022

Cooroy - August

So many exhibitions around the region - this one was at Cooroy about an hour and a half north of Brisbane.  

This piano was outside the art gallery in Cooroy.


Saturday, September 10, 2022

Dalby - August

Went out to Dalby - 2 hours west of Brisbane to visit Dalby Patchworkers.

Breakfast here was great.

The ladies are very talented and it was an absolute delight to visit and speak to them about Queensland Quilters Inc.  Hope to get out there another time.


Friday, September 9, 2022

Warwick - July

It's Jumpers and Jazz time in Warwick in July.  We visited the weekend before it opened - here they're starting to decorate the Town Hall.

This gentleman dons a cap and scarf for the cold weather.

We were there for the OzQuilt Network exhibition.  Here are a few pieces from the exhibition.  It was well worth the drive.

Sorry - can't let you know the artists - the entire exhibition was inspiring.


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Time to catch up

It's been a while so I'll do a little catch up.  In early June, I flew to Canberra for the Canberra Quilt Show and a bit of a rest - all by myself.  I drove out to Gundaroo - an historical village and enjoyed lunch, coffee, a fire (it was cold) and not having to be anywhere in particular.


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Backyard flowering a little

The Buddha like the rain and water.

We ignore this orchid and look how it repays our 'care'!  It's beautiful!

Some of the Broms are flowering.


Monday, April 18, 2022

It's Been a While

It happened again - not the 30 years later but 11years from the last flood.

The fridge floated. The water actually came up the driveway to the second last bricks.  It was up to my knees under the house - less than last time but still really the last thing we were planning to do ever again.

Some of the rubbish out for collection - mainly from our neighbour.  We did have our share.

Our back yard - it didn't go into my studio - thank goodness and we saved all my books and magazines (I really didn't think I had THAT many).  We also saved all my fabric - my husband & son didn't even make a comment on the number of boxes we brought up from the studio - bless them!  We now wait for the builders to arrive (in a month or 2) to repair or replace an indoor stair case, paint and then we should be able to go about getting the floor covered again and everything back in place.  My thoughts go out to those who do not even have a place to put their heads.  I can't imagine what they are going through.


Monday, January 24, 2022

Stitch Camp

Gwen Hedley workshop done through Stitch Camp.  5 days of small tutorials in making marks.  I don't like painting but made the above marks.  Then cut up the pieces, sewed them back together by hand and.....

am now adding hand stitching.  This piece ended up a couple of meters long and will be rolled on to an old cotton bobbin.  I've made a few of this type of thing but usually just with hand stitching, buttons and maybe some lace.  I do enjoy this part of the exercise.