Monday, August 23, 2021

Murky Waters

Detail of Murky Waters

My entry, "Murky Waters' into our juried exhibition, SOTA21 - it was selected and hopefully will be on display at the Queensland Quilters Quilt Show in October (we are crossing fingers that this will go ahead).  The inspiration was a perfectly coiled rope on a boat - the rope that helps us if we find ourselves in murky waters & there's always a spark of hope in those murky waters (the red splashes).
Bit deep for me, I know! 


Sunday, August 22, 2021

Portrait of One Lady

Nothing too exciting has happened this year.  However, our Royal National Show (the Ekka) decided to go ahead with the judging of the Quilts Across Queensland despite the whole show being cancelled (thank you to COVID).  I was really surprised and pleased to be awarded a 3rd in the category - Small Quilt, any Technique.
The background was a tablecloth embroidered by my sister who passed away in 2001.  I cut it up to make a relative square and added the machine sketched portrait of a lady and hand quilted the background.

I like to think my sister would have been pleased with this ribbon too.


Monday, July 5, 2021

Backyard in July

Stunning Bromeliad in flower

Butternuts growing larger

Golden Tears vine in flower

Tomatoes growing.


Sunday, July 4, 2021

Hungry Caterpillar Quilt

This top was given to me by a friend as a Christmas present (she was clearing her cupboard). I finished quilting it at a retreat last weekend.  Given to our neighbour's baby, Frankie.  They loved it - Frankie's only 1 month old so I don't think she cares.


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Ripper Mystery Game

We went through dark alleys (not really - this was the way to the Bean Coffee Shop before we started the game).

We reckon there were a couple of hundred people enjoying this game.  We started in Queens Gardens.

Groups of people checking out the clues on their mobile phones - all done through Cluedupp Mystery Games app.  Ann Street Uniting Church.

In King George Square too - people everywhere trying to figure out 'who dun it!'

We got it - we were so pleased with ourselves.

All 4 1 - outside the Bean - this intelligent foursome made our city safe again - oh, ok - along with a couple of others too - maybe a couple of hundred of others.


Monday, June 14, 2021


I didn't take many photos of yesterday's opening.  Brenda speaking about her piece - it won 2nd prize.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Boonah Cafes

Boonah is a country town an hour south west of Brisbane.  We go there for retreats so know th town pretty well.  Rockalicious is a 50's style cafe in the main street.  Well worth a visit.  They make their own ice cream & it is delicious.

There is a dress on the wall next to Betty Boop - they have dresses for sale - again hand made.  Lollies in bottles and the decor is just divine.  The food is pretty good too.