Thursday, December 11, 2008


These pieces are from a class I taught a few weeks ago. It is lovely when you look back and see the work that was created. You know you did a good job in the teaching.
There were a lot of techniques in this class. First we painted on visoflex then ironed onto felt. One girl used heat and bond and it gave the piece a lovely shinny finish. Then we stripped silk flowers and arranged on the felt. Covered the piece with net and stippled it. Then the pieces were embellished with beads or motifs. One of the girls used silk that they had painted before hand and she cut her flowers out of this. Another used a piece of silk she had dyed years ago and then proceed to cut and fringe it. It was great to watch what they came up with.


I had made a couple of things to give to my daughter for Christmas. I have not been doing a lot the last few months. Time has just got away but will post the doll I made in the next few days.

I love the table runner and have made myself one as well and another on the way. A lot of work but worth it.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hello again

These posts go to the bottom first so I am again saying hello to you all again. I have post quite a lot today to bring you up to date with what I have been doing.

I am showing you a little of what of I achieved in the last months. It has been a long cold winter and I did not feel like doing a lot with the craft/quilting. I am away for two weeks and then I will be back into doing things again. I am off to see the grandchildren and I can't wait.
This is a class I attended last week. I was really pleased with the way the blocks came out.
Now what will I do with this piece. It was to be a wall hanging but maybe it would be lovely as an evening bag. What do you think?

A Teddy made out of chenille for my grand daughter.
Emus I just love painting these little guys.
These are two of the painting I have compleated. I donated the elephant painting to a Cancer evening along with another one. I can't wait to see who the new home will be for them.
Elephants Textured I just love how this turned out when highlighted.
I have started to paint again after years. Sharmayne was the one that encouraged me to paint agan. I can only mess around no great artist here but it has been fun and relaxing.

Well I am back at last

Chinese Steam Boat Dinner.
This is Sharmaye my friend after we came home from the house boat. It is taken the night my husband and I cooked the Chinese Steam Boat Dinner.
These fish were caught when my husband took Wayne (from England) out deep sea fishing. Wayne was so thrilled. He had never seen fish that size before.

This is our dam filled to the brim with the rain we had about 6 weeks ago.
This is our lovely little minature Red Cattle Dog. Spoilt but hay we love her.

I can not believe that it was June that I last posted. I will try and post pictures of what I have been up to in the next couple of weeks.
I have some I can post now of when I went on the house boat with my Girlfriend and 6 of her friends that I did not know. We had a fantastic time enjoyed the waters of the Great Sandy Straights. We ate a few fish and crabs danced and sang the nights away. I want to go do it again. We had such a relaxing time and we all go on so well. I don't think I heard a cross word spoken the time we were on that trip. Very busy when I arrived home. With 3 dinners in a space of 4 days all to fit in before the English people had to go back home. (Husband wife and 14 year old daughter were on the boat with us) We had a Thai buffet cooked by one of guys on the boat then a roast cooked at my friends and last a Chinese Steam Boat at our home.

After that I settled back into my crafts and painting so I will have these to post soon for you to look at.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

After the flooding

We have finely cleaned up around the place after the flooding of last week. It was all put on hold while we picked up the new boat. I still have the vegetable garden to replant but that will not take long.

Our acre dam looks like a lake at the moment but the ducks are loving it. We can even see the fish swimming close to the top.

Here is the boat. Ken is disappointed as he wanted to go in the fishing comp. this weekend but the weather is not very good. To windy and the seas are quite big. He still thinks that it may be calm enough to go in the morning.

Here is the boat. Think I will be comfortable enought in it?

Friday, June 6, 2008


I am so excited for my husband. He just purchased a new boat a nice one with a half cabin. I am hoping I will be able to go out with him sometimes as long as he allows me to take some hand work. He has always said you are here for fishing not reading or

I will post a picture as soon as I take one. It is exciting.

I was given some material the other week and after looking at it for a while (it was curtain squares) I decided I could do with new cushions so now have 12 new cushions. I have to get the inserts for them then will post a picture. Nothing fancy but the fabrics were lovely. I could only get bone and white zips so I dyed them to the right colour. I don't know why no one sees the zips.


Friday, May 30, 2008

Challenge Qults at Mountain Quilters May 2008

This is the one I made for the Challenge.

I am so proud of the girls in our quilt group for the work they put into this years challenge.

We were given a piece of fabric and had to create a small quilt. This year I am was proud of the work done by the girls oh and one guy. It was hard for anyone to judge and make a decision. People stood for ages before making their choice.

This is another quilt I put into the show.

Its been a while

Hello All
It has been a while since I posted.
First I had month away with my daughter presenting us with a new baby boy. What excitement now she has a girl and a boy. I had forgotten the work that babies take. The little girl was only 15 months old when the baby arrived so was a very busy time.

Here is Lily our grand daughter.

Our new baby boy Jack.

When I came home I also brought with me a flu so that put me out for another 2 weeks then we had a very windy Saturday night and it brought on asthma like I have not had in about 10 years. It is only the last few days that I am feeling human again.

I still managed to do a few things in the time off line.

The first is My Ladies. I have had it on the go for about 5 years and really wanted to get it into our quilt show which was held last weekend.

Then next is Floral Art

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008


I tried out Neroli's directions for making leaves.
Here are the result not as good as hers but they are ok.
The left overs I scrunched together and heated them and got some nice shapes to use in cards or atc's later

Looks like the blog will not add photoes just now so will post them later

Sunday, March 9, 2008

A day just doing what I wanted to do in the Studio

Today I had a fun day and did a couple of projects.
As well I cut the side panels for the stack slash quilt I hope to finish on Wednesday.

These flowers are made using heat bond heavy weight to bond two pieces of material together. Cut out the shape then heated with iron again and hold together in your hand till they set.
Fun little things to do.

The red one looks like it has a lot of lose petals but really it is just the flower that was on the fabric.

This is a little journal quilt made from the painting I did a couple of weeks ago. I was pleased that I was able to make it look like the painting.
Well another week and not long to Easter. This year is just flying.

Friday, March 7, 2008


I had forgotten something else. I had organised a postcard swap to run over 10 months with 10 cards to be swapped. These are the cards I made for the swap. Only 8 here as two members were not able to attend the morning tea where we took the cards to show off each other what we received. Each month one of the participants put in 5 small objects in an envelope and then passed to the 9 people and one set to themselves. We were to make a card with the pieces and send to the person we were allotted for that month.

We had a lot of fun and this years we are going to do A3 size quilts with different technique's each month but we will not swap them. We will be adding to our collection.
It was a lot of fun and next years should be exciting also.

Oh fogot to mention my painting

A friend has got me to pick up my brushes after many many years of not touching them. Not that I am any great artist but I used to be quite good at folk art. My hand shakes a bit now so could not do it. I am pleased with this funny emu. I also did a fabric textured piece but had to leave it at her place to dry. We had planned to paint again yesterday but she came down with a terrible flu and it has gone to her chest. In a few weeks time we will plan another painting day.
Until next time you all take care and have fun.

Helen Stubbins workshop at Sue Daley's

Tuesday I attended a wonderful workshop at Sue Daley's.

Helen Stubbins from Hugs and Kisses taught us the Colourque technique.

We had a lovely day. Helen was organised and had slides shows all right at her finger tips. She made us all at ease and made sure she checked on what we were doing all the time. We did not have to wait for her to come around she was moving all the time. A big class and I can only say she was a terrific tutor.

I am posting a picture of my piece. It is not finished I am still doing the stitching around the flowers. I will then make it into a little quilt for the wall.

Of course Sue had a wonder meal for us at lunch and morning and afternoon tea.

I wonder what else I have forgot to say today.

It seems I have had a busy couple of weeks.

Textile Art group

Last week I attended a Textile Art group in Palmwoods. What a lovely group of ladies. I just had to join the group and came away with lots of inspiration. They made a paper using fabric, PVC and tissue paper. They were so good they gave me the material so I could make a sheet.

Mine was very basic but some of the girls had cotton threads pieces of other material and objects in theirs. I have yet to try it out.

Tomorrow I will have a day to play around and see what I can do.

This week I have been busy quilting and finished a quilt I have had in the stash for about a year.

Then I still felt like quilting so off I went and made a special baby quilt for the new grand child we are expecting in about 4 weeks time. It is the same as I made for a friends grand child 18 months ago.I am now quilting my oriental quilt and have to have it all quilted for when I go north. As I am quilting as I go there is a fair amount of hand sewing to do on it.

I almost forgot I made a bag yesterday. I now wish I would have written it down as I went to do a pattern. Oh well will have to do another the same and write as I do it.

Monday, February 25, 2008

A little of this and a little of that

This last week I have been messing around doing a few experimental things.

First I made some silk leaves. I cut up the silk bits and lay them it between solvy pinned and randomly machine embroidered over the piece to keep it all in place. Then zig zaged the leaf shapes and satin stitched over them. I then put in the stems washed out the solvy making sure I left in some so I could twist the leaves into shape.

I was happy with the result.

Yesterday I spent the day with a friend and we made silk paper. I had always wanted to know how to do this and was quite surprised at how easy it was to do.
When finished I realized we had forgotten to put in the angelica fibre. Maybe I can iron it on top will give that a go later.
I may make a bag out of this piece.
I could bead it and do some fancy machine stitches with nice threads on top as well.
After doing the silk we decided to do some raw coloured wool. We were not sure if it would turn out or not but it is OK. Not as nice as the silk but still could be useful for some things. We forgot to put on any threads. I can machine embroidery over it and then bead it or what every.
I think it would be good for ATC.
What do you think?
I have had a busy morning again. I have my step Aunty and her husband out from England for a couple of weeks. My step mother does an itinerary and they are so busy in this time. We hardly get a chance to see them. I think they will be glad to get home again.
They arrived here on Saturday. What a day to arrive the heat up here was just terrible. It would have been 42deg here and if I dared to poke my head out the door it was if it was in an over. I don't really remember such dry heat here for a long long time if ever.
Time I went and did a bit of work.
Until next time have fun creating.

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