Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sand patterns and stitching.

Some beautiful and interesting patterns in the sand this morning. They look like a wild seascape.

I've added four more letters to my alphabet over on ALaW  I am really enjoying stitching on these tiny blocks.

I've also done another square on my Travellers Blanket. Not quite so happy with this one. I need to get a bit more adventurous with my stitching!  Of course there has to be fish on this blanket. We like to catch them and eat them both here and on our traveling holidays (well, I do the eating and the man does the catching!!)  And I love going to big Aquariums. I've been to both Sydney and Melbourne and one in the USA. I could stand and watch the fish all day!  The colours, the shapes, the movement.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Keeping busy!

Oh my, it's been a while! I've been busy. To give myself a challenge (even though I am doing two others!) I decided to join Carla Sonheim's Silly Drawing class. It only goes for three weeks and as I find drawing difficult, I thought it would be a fun thing to do. And it is!  It only takes about 10 minutes each day and already I feel more relaxed about drawing and playing with my pens and pencils.

The day after I joined that class I found A Letter a Week blog and was so fascinated by everything I saw that I decided to join up! This challenge consists of creating two alphabets during the year in whatever medium you like to work with. After finishing each alphabet they must be put together in some way to be suitable for exhibition. Here are my first four letters of the alphabet. They are only 7cm x 7cm. I like working small!  I've used linen and lawn to make the little sachets. I really like how crisp and firm the linen is. It irons beautifully.

I am still working on my Travellers Blanket every night and here is another square. This one represents some of the flowers/weeds I see on my morning walks.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


No quilt about life near the beach and our Australian way of life would be complete without some sunshine! Very strange suns but fun to stitch. Straight stitches and colonial knots.

An unusual gum leaf in the garden this week.