Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Monday, August 10, 2015
Uncommonly for me, there are not too many words to accompany this post...I thought I would focus on the pictures!
I am playing with a green/spring toned version of the Beyond Blue raffle quilt created by Marg Sampson-George, Lizzie a Wright and Jean Stevenson.
Loving not having to think....
There might be an enormous checkerboard quilt in my future?
Snippets of inspiration...
Lovely to see.
Re-creating some vintage dresdens purchased at Houston...
Loving the autograph blocks from Stephanie too.
Some whirligig fun....
I do love hand piecing!
Hope you are stitching too!
Sunday, July 12, 2015
We were lucky enough to have our DD and her sweet husband come for the weekend...it is always so lovely to see them. We also had the pleasure of a visit from a friend of DH who now lives in Vermont.
So not a lot of stitching happened, but I did spend some time this evening cutting out whirligigs. I had a day sewing with Janette earlier this week at Cottage Quiltworks with Judy Newman. It was a lovely day and I created one whirligig...just think, only twenty four to go if I want a quilt....hmmmm?
So stay warm wherever you are, especially on the a East coast of Australia...brrrr!
Sunday, July 5, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Well, finally I am back...
We had neighbours trees resting in our yard, but no real harm done.
Across the road a large tree brought down power lines and then lay suspended over our neighbours car! The car escaped with minor damage. But it was quite spectacular in a weird sort of way.
Really, it was all about checking on friends, neighbours and even strangers to make sure they are okay.
Many areas were without power for much longer and some communities have struggled post flood. I noted in yesterdays newspapers that our little suburb was the second hardest hit in our local government area with 3,600 homes (the entire suburb) losing power and in the whole are over 10,000 trees were lost.
I attended work the next morning during the height of the storm and the destruction was amazing to see.
From it all I think how lucky we are to have good services, disaster planning and strong communities- we managed where many people in other countries are not so fortunate.