Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Too many ideas and not enough time! I think most of us have that problem. I was reading Karen's blog about her little hexagons and starting yet another project. Quite by coincidence I was piecing some little hexagons on the weekend too! (I need another project like a hole in the head but I just had an urge to try some!) I then decided I don't really like hexagons that much and started making some little triangles. I have no idea where these are going but wanted another little paper piecing project to carry around with me. And I've always had the same idea as Karen that not all these projects have to be finished. It's the doing, the planning and playing with the fabrics that is so much fun! 

My last paper piecing project, silk triangles, is now joined together in one piece and waiting for some border fabric. There are 1,792 one and half inch triangles in this piece for anyone who's interested in the statistics! Total madness I know, but I have just been quietly plodding along with it since 2005!  The papers are still in place until I put some borders on. I bought a lot of my silk scraps from Wafu Works in Tasmania.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Another block on my Travelers Blanket. I found the seagull fabric recently and replaced one of the fabric squares I mucked up!  I've just used simple straight stitches on the background and let the fabric tell the story.

We visited Kangaroo Island last weekend (our daughter teaches there) and had lunch at a new winery with stunning views. After lunch we hit golf balls into the valley next door. Great entertainment when you've had a few wines! (Photo shows father giving daughter some tips on her golf swing with the amazing view over to the mainland in the background.)

And a beautiful sunset on the way home .....