Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hello from Townsville

Both these pieces by Carol McGill

Hi All

Here I am up in sunny North Queensland. Sunny! hay it's been raining just about ever day since I have been here. It is the wettest September in 40 years.
Last Friday Carol took me to a gallery show at the Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville.

A little about the show and the group

17 September until 17 October

A lot has changed since 1975. This was the year the Fibres and Fabrics Assoc. Inc was formed after an advertisement was placed in the Townsville Bulletin by June Oliver calling a meeting to gauge the interest in fibre arts in Townsville. Having been rejected after entering an art exhibition with her craft skills, Oliver sought out like-minded people with similarly impressive skills. About 20 people attended this first meeting at the Townsville Arts Centre on March 19, and it was decided to form a fibre craft group.

This exhibition, titled Totems – a symbolic representation of a group showcases the variety of textile arts that are currently being practised in Australia. The theme for the exhibition was chosen to encourage members to look into their ideas, feelings and personal circumstances and reflect them in their work.

I was very impress with the work of the group (I am a member but did not exhibit).
Keep stitching

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Confetti scene

A quick post with what I have so far done on my confetti scene.

I am leaving in a few minutes to go to Brisbane and off to an early flight in the morning. If I don't get off the computer I will be in trouble.

Keep stitching


Sunday, September 12, 2010


I have had to add this as someone sent me an email horrified to think the dog was sheared to get the wool. I could not believe someone would actually think this when dogs shed so much hair.
The hair is what was brushed out of the dog during the brushing sessions. Years of brushing and keeping.
I keeped my poole hair years ago but did not know a spinner. If it was today I would have it spun as I feel it is a lovely reminder of a loved aminal. Saying this I know we all have different views on things.

Hello I have a real treat for you today.

A scarf knitted by my friend Margaret Johnson but the big difference is that it is knitted out of Afghan dog hair. The hair was spun and then given to Margaret who knitted this lovely scarf.
The scarf is soft and not scratchy. It is natural colour and comes from two dogs.
I have been doing some confetti work not quite finished the scene but it is starting to look ok.
Until next time
Keep stitching

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sun Painting and Thread Painting

I have been working on this piece today. First it was Sun Painted a few weeks ago. I have now sashed it and machine embroided the piece.
I love the way it has turned out.
Until next time
Keep stitching

Monday, September 6, 2010

Bear Dolls and Postcards

These are some of the bears I have been making as well as the door stop bears. I have enjoyed making them. If it was not for my friend Margot I would not have made them. She is a fantastic teacher. The middle size on in the set of 3 was laying around for about 17 years partly make. I had started him by hand pulled out and machined and she insisted I pull out and do it by hand and I did and he is so happy now.

A set of post cards I finished today for a swap.
Till next time
Keep stitching

A Bear and old pal Reunion and Father's Day

The Reunion

These four used to fish together still do at times.

Guest of honour with his partner and old friends.

My husband my myself.

A friend from school was up last weekend. One of the guys put together a night with a days notice. It was great to see the old friends together. Some had not seen my friend for over 25 years.

Father's Day at my sister's. Myself with my nephew and his girlfriend.

I have been making a couple of bears for bedroom door stops. This is the first will post the others when I take pictures. I love these little pets but really enjoy doing other things. I have also made a couple of dolls will post them later as well.

Off to do a bit of sewing or picture taking soon.

Keep stitching


Friday, September 3, 2010

Hello a beautiful Day for the third day of Spring

I have now added some beading to the bag. I am not sure how I will finish it off yet.

Today I made a lipstick container (2 lipsticks) I have to get a mirror to fit it somewhere.

It matches my mobile case I made ages ago. I think it needs a wash looking at the picture here.

I have also done quilt a lot of work on little quilts but forgot to take pictures so that will have to be tomorrow.

I started on the post card swap for Canada today. Pleased with what I am doing again forgot to take Well I am blonde.

Keep stitching


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