Friday, April 14, 2023


Saw one of my old quilts being used at my Mum's Aged Care Facility by one of the residents.  Think I made this in the early 2000's as an entry in the annual fabric Challenge for Qld Quilters Inc.  Val is enjoying it at the moment.

Flowers from the ginger in our back yard.

Our orchid that just hangs around in flower.  A really great splash of purple.

A quilt finished.  Hand stitching, hand quilting & I'm happy with it.
I called it "Thunder Eggs"


Thursday, April 6, 2023

Qld Quilters March Meeting

Above are some of the members' quilts from Show'n'Tell - a talented bunch.

We had speakers from Qld Women's Historical Assn and they brought along a couple of antique quilts.  This crazy quilt was beautiful and created a lot of interest.



The theme for this year's exhibition was "Flora" and there were size restrictions.  The top one was called "My Flora" - imagined bacteria in my gut - wasn't accepted!  Don't think that it would have looked good in the exhibition with most artists probably using flowers or pretty things as their inspiration.
The bottom one, "Poppy Fields" was accepted and I'm really pleased with it.  Collaged background and poppies vliesoflexed & stitched.

No quite sure what to do with "My Flora". It's 15" x 15". 


Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Boro - in essence

My T-shirt was too loved to throw away when it developed little holes - boro to the rescue - nobody notices the repairs until I point them out.  I only point them out to friends who understand the need to repair/enhance loved clothing.


Tuesday, February 28, 2023


Broadstrokes Textile Group's exhibition - Connected by Thread - opens this week.
This link will take you to the catalogue - if you can't make it to the exhibition

Below are some of my pieces from the exhibition.

Book of Months

Portrait of One Lady

Fruit and Flowers

Meditation 1

White Jar Collection.


Monday, January 9, 2023


At the end of 2022, I had a birthday and this time I was given a party by my husband and one of my sons .  It wasn't an 0 birthday but made special by the fact, that they organised it all, phoning my friends with invitations, food, cleaning the house (the best present ever!) and getting al things ready.    A couple of my friends couldn't make it so I dined out - lunch on one day and coffee on another and a visit to the Japanese garden on another.  I don't usually take photos of my food but these pancakes deserved a post on their own.  They were delicious.  I had a wonderful birthday with my very special friends.  Thank you dear husband and No: 2 son!


Sunday, December 11, 2022

what I'm doing now!

I bought a Gell plate and have been having fun doing some mono printing.  This is my first layered print - quite happy with it & I'm looking forward to playing more.

Also finished this scrap quilt - it's a pattern by Bec Brennan called "It's a Lot" Quilt - really enjoyed making - only complaint - my scraps haven't decreased much at all.
Also finished this scrap quilt.  Getting back into sewing again after the flood in February, my areas are getting tidier & I feel like quilting again.