Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hello been a busy week.

Have lots to post but not much time but I wanted to show you the cap that Margot made for me yesterday. It is what we will be wearing at the Craftfest in Palmwoods this weekend.

Letting you know about the Craftfest 2010 to be held at Palmwoods.
1 Nicklin Road Palmwoods
(Palmwoods Bowls Club ( wheelchair access)
On Saturday 31st July 9.30 to 4.00pm
Sunday 1st August 9.30 to 3.00pm
Free Admission
Craft Exhibition and Sales in a Country setting.
Needlework, Folkart. Fabric Painting, Watercolour, Pencil Sketching, Textile Art, Patchwork/Quilting
China Painting, Papertole, Demonstrations of Torchen lace, Hand-dyed Fabrics, Papercraft & Scrapbooking
Devonshire Teas and Lunches by Palmwoods Bowls Club
Lucky Door Prize
Multi Draw Raffles
They also offer Home Baking, Preserves, Pottery, Plants, Orchids, Woodwork, Pre-loved Books
Jan 5441 3764 Bev / 5457 3338
Hope to see you there
Keep stitching

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cloudy weather

I have so much dyeing I need to do and today is quite cloudy and I don't think it will turn out as well.
What do I do? Try and see if it will work some way or wait and see what tomorrow brings.
Keep stitching

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Tha bog will not allow me to put in the right spacing on the below post for some reason.

Who Won ????

Before I tell you I am going to say that I had a fantastic time at the 3 day workshop with Ken Smith the Textile Artist (Creative Machine Embroidery). What a lovely guy and so much information to share with us.

Alwyn and I stayed at a Motel on the passage which was just divine. Lorraine Parker stayed at the same Motel and we had a great time with her. I am posting her web site so you can check out her wonderful work.

This workshop was held at the Arts Centre Bribie Island as part of the Banksia Festival.

Bribie Island’s very first Arts Festival “Banksias to Beach.
Now the winner is Sue McPhee.
Sue can you email me your snail address.
As Sue won only the first piece I decided to do another draw.
Judy Ellsworth was the winner of the second piece.
Judy can you email me you snail address.
Thank you all for entering and checking out what I have been doing.
Keep stitching

Sunday, July 18, 2010

A beautiful Azalea and my garden

This year I have decided to garden in boxes and so far they are doing really well.

Have you ever seen an udder plant. Very unusual.

This is the lovely Azalea that is at our front door. It was given to me about 4 years ago but this year it is just full of flowers.
Today I sun dyed again and my back is killing me from bending over. Tomorrow off the the 3 day course with Ken Smith at Bribie Island.
See you when I get back and Thursday the fabric draw.
Keep stitching

Friday, July 16, 2010

More sun painting

The pieces placed on the bed. They still have to be washed and heat set.

More sun painting today but just not enough sun in the day with good hat. Well I did manage to get another 20 or so prints done so pretty good. My back is killing me with all the bending over to check the prints.

Until next time

Keep Stitching


Thursday, July 15, 2010

So Excited

Smileycons! Smileycons!
I am so excited I have been accepted in to Ken Smith's embroidery 3 day class on Bribie Island. It is next Monday to Wednesday. Late notice so it is all systems go to find the items I need to take for the classes and a motel or unit to stay over there. I have a friend who is also going and we are going to share. She was going to drive home each day but now I am going it is working our a lot better.
Today I have had fun sun dying fabric. I will be doing more in the next 3 days to get ready of a
Quiltfest in Palmwoods. It is the first they have had and everyone is working hard to make it a great success. It will be held on the 31st July and 1st of Aug. More on the later.
Keep stitching

Monday, July 12, 2010

Well here is the give away

Hello to you all.
I am well over the 10,000 visits now and thank you for coming and looking at what I have been up to.

To win the fabric below become a follower if not already and leave a message under comments. You could win this lovely piece of sun dyed fabric.
Size 23" inches x 21.5" 58cm x 56cm

To win two pieces add a link to my blog on your blog. Then if you win this piece will be your as well.

Size 20" x 11.5" 51cm x29cm
I will be drawing the fabric on the 22nd of July.
I am happy if you win to post to anywhere.
Good luck and keep stitching

Sunday, July 11, 2010

WOW 10,000 visitors to the site

It must be time for me to give away another piece of sun dyed fabric for this.
In the next day or so I will put up a picture of the fabric and what you have to do to go into the draw.
Thank you for visiting.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Busy days inktense pencils and more

Who's a Pretty Boy
This is my bird I painted and then stitched to make a motif of him. Yesterday I quilted the sun dyed piece of fabric I had ear marked for this project and put the bird on to it. I was happy with the finished item.

Birds on my front terrace. Yes the birds are the ones in the above quilt.

Hubby went fishing and now our friends and us have fish for a few weeks. A good catch. It has been a while since he has caught such a good catch.

These pencils go on like a pencil but once wet they act like a paint. I think you could get some very good techniques using them.
Inktense pencils I think there is a place for them in my work but you have to be careful as if you use water they run and run.(if you use to much) as you can see. In some places I like the look but sometimes you don't want the run.

If you use a medium painted on the fabric first I found it did not run. I love the way the colours mix with each other. I used different techniques.
1.Pencil straight on to material, then with water I mixed the colour.
2. Pencil dipped into medium and this mixed the colour.
3. Painted the material first with medium then pencil in and or used water or medium. Each way gave a different result but all ok.
I still have to iron these pieces to set them. I do think the medium would help to keep the colour also but that is just my thought.

I then penciled in a chicken and made it into a little quilt.
Hope you had a great weekend.
Keep stitching

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