Saturday, September 25, 2010


I will be taking a break from the computer for a week. Off to Geelong Fibre Forum to do a workshop called 'Stitched in Memory' with Michele Eastwood, whose work I have long admired. I have spent the last couple of days getting my supplies together and trying to work out what I will need and what I can leave at home. I'm sure there will be things I won't use and things I wished I'd taken!  I also have a quilt hanging in the wool quilt exhibition which is on at the Wool Museum in Geelong from now till January.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Here is my little quilt (12" x 9") depicting the theme 'Twelve'.  When I was thinking about what to do I kept coming back to a 'dozen', hence the eggs!  I think the chook looks suitably horrified at the thought of twelve babies to look after!! As I said in a previous post I quilted the background before doing the applique - much easier!  I am looking forward to hearing what our next theme will be.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Port Vincent

Last time we stayed in this lovely little fishing town (April) we had the most amazing sunset one night.
Of course the pelicans are always around looking for a feed.
And a while ago I made a little quilt (12'' square) to celebrate some lovely holidays here with friends, sun, sand, feasts of blue swimmer crabs and good wine!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Short holiday

I'm away on a short holiday at the moment.  Brought the little Japanese silk triangles to work on while the man catches fish for dinner!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Something finished!

Started this little (6" x 6") stitched picture some time ago and today I finished it. It's stitched on a piece of yellow antique Japanese silk using cotton and silk threads and then backed with a piece of stiff wadding covered in calico. I made a little loop with ribbon and a button. The binding is a piece of cotton that had all the right colours in it! I really enjoyed doing the seed stitching in the background - so meditative. The baby isn't anyone I know - just a photo out of a magazine!

Monday, September 13, 2010

To the rescue...

Walking on the beach this morning I found a freshwater yabbie! He was not looking at all well. The wetlands have overflowed into the sea after all the rain we've had and he'd obviously been swept out to sea. I decided to put him back where he belonged so I picked him up very carefully and carried him back to fresh water. He revived immediately and I think he was very appreciative of my efforts. Luckily there was no one on the beach this morning to witness this!!  They might have thought I was a bit weird!  (Isn't he beautiful! Click on photo to enlarge.)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sunny and warm!

A beautiful walk this morning in the glorious sunshine. An interesting rock on the beach, and a look at the wetlands which are overflowing into the sea. It really feels like spring. I have also finished stitching my leaf beasts. Not sure how to finish them off now. They will go up on my design wall for the time being while I get on with some other projects.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Feathering the nest.

The Blue Wren is in the garden every day with his lady friend, showing off his courting colours!  So today I took a bundle of thread ends (too short to use for stitching) and spread them around in some bushes. Nice to think they may make a cosy lining for a nest.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Some signs?

After a very long, cold, wet winter there were some signs of Spring this morning!  (Along with a garden full of weeds!)  Click on photos to enlarge.
Also, my sun now has a face, albeit a very strange one, and is sending rays of warmth to my leaf beasts.