Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HerShed from a different angle

Our current Airbnb www.airbnb.com.au guests are from China & Xin took these photos - makes my pin cushion look really great!  I showed her Mum, Lisa (she doesn't speak any English except for 'Hello, Good-bye & Thank you') how to use an electric sewing machine.  She only has a treadle machine.  She is going home with two strips from a jelly roll sewn together & a few more strips to add on when she gets home & buys a new machine!  We didn't even need an interpreter!

We forget how interesting our stuff is until we see it through another's eyes.  Thank you Xin for these lovely photos.

Friday, October 17, 2014

In the front yard

Lorikeets visitng the bottle bruch in our front yard - the flowers are beautiful his year.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Visiting Family

No: 1 son lives with his family at Mt Nebo - just a little west of Brisbane - they have visitors every day - wildlife - beautiful birds and they entertain the little one.  She loves them.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Qld Quilters Quilt Show

Qld Quilters' members outdid themselves this year - over 200 entries - below is a taste of what was only display. I didn't take a lot of photos - not sure why - but I did white glove duty (walking the floor & keeping an eye on the general populace, making sure they don't touch the quilts) on Saturday & sat on the 2QAQ table talking & demonstrating on Sunday.  It was a great weekend - said "hello" to friends I had not seen in years & talked to ladies from western Queensland.  Some ladies travelled over 6 hours to get to the show - they were great to speak with.  Congratulations to all who participated. Winners can be seen on the 2Q site https://www.qldquilters.com/index.html

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Six of my very talented friends form the group - Broadstrokes - they each received a length of cactus silk fabric and were challenged to produce something.  These are the results - so varied & all so lovely.

Monday, October 13, 2014

More of Calendar challenge

Here are more of the challenges - 2 members managed to do one postcard for each month of the year & they were brilliant as were the others produced.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Calendar Challenge

2QAQ members were challenged to produce something on the theme of 'calendar'.  I had great plans to make something each month - January was as far as I got.  I used 2 diarys - pages from each diary came together to for this month.  It was all I managed to get done..............

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Schook Villa is occupied

HofM finished the Villa for the girls and we now have 3 housed comfortably. They have settled down & now we wait for them to lay  - about 3-4 weeks time.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Wish he lived in my yard

This green tree frog lives in my sister's letter box.  He disappears sometimes but always comes back.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


I was invited to a Broadstrokes meeting where we played with colography (think that's how it's spelt!) - we made pieces with corrugated cardborad, string, lentils, lace & lots of other stuff.  We glued on to cardboard and will at some time use paint to transfer these designs on to fabric or paper of whatever we choose.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

2QAQ Meeting

More of the work of the talented members of Qld Quilters Art Quilt Group - this was shown at our last meeting.