Monday, January 31, 2011

Busy bee!

 Down by the waters edge this morning a bee, probably in its death throes, left a beautiful pattern in the sand!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Window Shopping

The theme for our latest challenge was 'Through the Window'. Here is my interpretation. I'm sure we've all spent time peering through shop windows lusting after items beyond our budgets (although in my case it wouldn't be high heel shoes!).  I've made this little quilt using machine applique and organza for the 'window'. Some appropriate 'fashion' fabric provided the cut out mannequins.
What I love about walking on the beach is that it changes every day, depending on the weather or who is down there. A man training his trotter and a beautiful cloud formation this week.

Friday, January 21, 2011


Went down to the beach at 6am yesterday to watch the moon set over the horizon.
On the way home I took photos of the cactus flower in the neighbours driveway. This cactus is growing in gravel, next to a pile of rubbish and up against a tin fence. It keeps producing the most beautiful flowers. They are quite large - about as big as my outstretched hand. Click on photo for close-up.
I am working on our next 12 x 9 challenge - the theme is 'Through the Window'.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Making tracks.....

It's busy on the beach at this time of the year. Cars, humans, dogs, all leaving tracks.
I'm making tracks on my wagga. Rows of stitching 2" apart. Nothing fancy, very utilitarian.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Beach birds and stitching.

Lots of different birds on the beach this week. Some beautiful Banded Stilts, Pacific Gulls enjoying a feast and a Black Swan!  Also doing some long straight rows of stitching on the wagga. Very meditative.