Sunday, February 28, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
You would not believe it but we had so much rain again last night and it is flooding in areas again. Lucky we live on a hill so most flows off but it is still sitting in areas as it cannot get away fast enough. We have drains to drain it away from the house.
Glasshouse had 6" in a short time and my friend’s home was flooded. The water does not have to be in the house long but causes so much damage. It came down their back sloping yard so fast and could not get away so just came up and into house.
Brisbane was hit really bad and so much flash flooding with cars being washed down the streets.
Margot and I made a bear and some little animals but will post pictures later.
Hope everyone is safe
Monday, February 15, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Usually we work on quilts till all hours of the night.
These are the little pins we made. She went home with a set as well.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Our dam looking from the house. It was up further a couple of hours ago.
The road closed and the house below is just before on the left hand side.
It looks like his fences may be damaged as well.
Keep stitching I am off to do a bit more.
Oh it is raining again well I can still stitch. I have just made a yummy meatloaf for dinner so have some time to sew now.
I have not seen our dam so full in many years it is going over the top the pipes can't take the water flow. My husband was down checking the dam wall and the neighbors from across the road were out complaining about all the water coming down to the road. It is a catchment area from all sides (a little valley) Ken told them that this is nothing we have seen it over the road and in the garages on the bottom properties. I don't think they were too impressed. Water has to go somewhere and the flow of the land and the dams to the river just can't take it at the moment. A good clean out of the dams and river which is good.
I should go and take some pictures but don't feel like getting wet. With the tides this afternoon the river will back up and it will flood our roads out of our little town may be isolated. Usually on lee till the tides go out but I have seen if for a couple of days if the rain does not ease up.
Oh well I can go sew now after 5 hours on the computer. So easy to do.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
You are now ready to do the beading on the work. I usually do the centres of the flowers and sometimes I bead randomly around the piece. If I have quilted flowers around the piece I put a bead in the centre of each flower.
If you enlarge this picture you will see I have quilted flowers and I put a bead in each one. Now cut and trim the work to size. Edge and bind in usual way.
If you want to make a bigger piece you may join two or four pieces of felt together by holding edges together with a close zig zag over the two edges. It will not show when painted. This is what I did with the purple flower quilt. (2 x A4 size pieces of felt). You could buy the felt by the yard but start with a small one A4 size to get the technique.
Pic 11 If the quilt was bigger than the A4 size I would put the backing on before I did the quilting to hold it together or go around the flower edges again to hold in place.Pic
I hope you enjpyed the class and keep coming back to see what is offered on my blog.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The lady that owns the group (Shirley) posted if anyone was interested, and within less than 24 hours, 20 ladies had signed up. I was one of those lucky ones. It was to be limited to 15 but with the interest it is now 20.
Our first challenge is Hidden Treasures. In my mind I have already designed the quilt. Coins hidden in caves or what else can be hidden? It is really open to a lot of interpretations.
The only restriction is it must be 75% fabric. That is it. So can add paper if we like or metals.
Shirley has opened another group for this Art Group challenge and as soon as it gets going I will add it to my list of blogs.
Yesterday day our bear and doll group (stitch and bitch) was held at my friend place in Brisbane. We drove down in two cars. It was nice as Margot usually does the driving to come up the coast for the meets. Once a week she does this.
The group had decided to do a charity and when I was asked to do a block tension set in. Oh no not another thing to do. (I am already in another group doing three charity quilts). Instead of doing the work I had taken to do I decided to do the clown block there and then. Turned a tension situation into a lovely situation and now all I have to do is machine appliqué the block today and it is finished.
I think I need a white board in the studio so I can write what has to be done and cross it off as it is. Too many things in my head now to think about and don’t want to forget anything I am involved in.
I remember I used to do this years ago at work.