Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Birthday toys

We are staying with our niece & nephew in Sydney - he got a couple of drones for his 50th birthday & the boys had a great time checking out the flights of the drones.  He got two!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Must have hurt!

One of our chooks is producing this type of egg every now & then. I reckon it must really hurt to lay - it's quite large & the shell is wrinkly!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

She's nearly 2!

My first stint of a full day's baby-sitting & we both survived!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Country driving

A drive into the Brisbane Valley & we stumbled on to a car rally of wonderfully restored cars.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Christmas Stockings

A coupled of cute Christmas stockings have gone to Claire & her brother, Oscar.
This is Grand-daughter, Benny's Christmas stocking.  Made last year & each year, I'll add a little charm - the white snowflake was last year & this year was a little green heart (can't see it in the photo!)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

A Quilt for Claire

Made for a friend's daughter - from charm squares - such an easy pattern.  I used old doilies for the label - think it worked out nicely.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Sherwood Stitchers Bus Trip

This year - Sherwood Stitchers annual bus trip ended at Rosewood.  Another member, Olive & her friend, Margaret, prepared a great feast and we visited two Patchwork shops - one in Raceview, Ipswich & the other in Rosewood.  It was a lovely day.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

New life in the garden

 A pineapple - another month or so & we'll be eating it.
Flower spike - wondering what the flowers will be like.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The garden in bloom

 Broms are in flower - this is a new one for us.
 Agapanthus are doing well too.
This is one of 4 blooms on this plant. It's a stunning red!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Batik WIP

All 90 blocks done - now to sew them together. This will be for No: 1 son and his partner - should look great.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Top finished

 Finished the top  & pieced the backing with some of the left-over fabric - now to baste & quilt.  No a bad effort for the weekend.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Day at home to sew

WIP for a friend's grandson - think it's getting there - bit more to do,

Thursday, November 5, 2015

First art pieces on the fridge!

 I know you all think your grandchildren are clever but - isn't Benny artistic??
 Hopefully there will be more of these masterpieces over the years to come.  In case your're wondering - it's a rainbow!
They'll be on the fridge for quite a while - she's soooooo clever!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Show'n'Tell 2QAQ

 Merody's Journal Cover
 Janet's pear.
 Suzanne's postcards.
Faye's houses.
All part of the 2QAQ show'n'tell today - such talented artists.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

2QAQ Meeting

 Ali George demonstrating stamping/rubbing techniques.

Results of the demonstration - thank you Ali!

Saturday, October 31, 2015


This is my torn collage - now stitched & I have a forest of trees.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

2QAQ Meeting

 Last month's meeting of 2QAQ - Qld Quilters' Art Quilt group. I demonstrated a collage technique - without using fusible web & placing torn fabric, then hand stitching the pieces.
 It's really relaxing & everyone seemed to enjoy it.
One of the girls started a table runner - I believe it's already finished.
Our next meeting is next Saturday, 31st October at BVAC Hub, 140 Weller Road, Wellers Hill.  We start at 12.30pm.  Textile artist, Rebecca Staunton-Coffey  will be sharing her knowledge.http://aliquilts.com.au/fabrics/  She & Ali George make the most devine fabric.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

What would you call this?

I placed scraps of fabric on to Pellon, pinned them in position and started stitching.  It's only around 12" square & I'm not sure where it's going.  I just really enjoyed doing it and I used up a few scraps.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

A visit to Lower Beechmont

 A visit to Lower Beechmont and the views are spectacular.
 On a clear day - the Gold Coast.
 We needed sustenance after our exhausting drive around - thank you Lajla for a lovely day.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SoTAq15 @ Warwick

 This year's State of the Art Quilt exhibition is at Warwick Regional Art Gallery, Albion Road, Warwick until 17th of this month.  Twenty-one great art quilts on display from 2Q artists.
You can design a block or 2.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015


 A visit to GOMA - the Japanese exhibition is interesting even after the third visit.  Love this Combi - for Linda R.
 The inside of the Combi is collaged with fabric.
 Little people - snapped for another friend.
Inspiring design.

Monday, October 5, 2015

2Q Workshop

 A Julie Haddrick www.haddrickonfabric.com.au/ workshop through Qld Quilters www.qldquilters.com last month was really great.  Design, techniques & advise were all part of Julie's great workshop.  Above is the is the printing - a result of the stamp I made.

This was a great exercise and some of them might just end up being a Modern Quilt or an Art Quilt.  I was really pleased that I drew the designs freehand.