After a wonderful weekend away in Wagga Wagga for my cousin's 50th birthday, I thought I should get myself back into gear and get working again. Yesterday I made these gift cards. Today I will get on with some more, and even get some of that quilt quilted, I hope. Keep posted for more pics.
Today is our 24th Wedding Anniversary, and hubby bought these lovely roses in out of the garden for me. Wasn't that nice, he picked them himself and all, oh, except for the striped one, that is one I broke off accidently, so I bought it in. That is another one of the cutting from my Nanna's rose bush.
This is the animal quilt top made ready for me to get it together and get it quilted now.
Remember those little chickens we found in our garden one day at the end of January, well here they are a couple of months on, and they still think the garden belongs to them. They are rather gorgeous really.
I was most impressed when I received my copy of Creating Country Threads Vol. 11 No. 9 in the mail on Thursday. I was most impressed with the beautiful photos of my quilt "Forty Plus Ten. Watch out for it to hit the shelf next week. The quilt was also displayed at the Sydney Craft Expo at Homebush last week, and has now been shipped up to Brisbane for the Brisbane Craft Expo and I believe it is also going to be on display at a new Hobby Sew shop opening in North Ryde in Sydney on the 2nd April. Thanks Danielle.
I have been at it again, covering journals. These two are for an art exhitibion that will be at Copac commencing this Friday night and going through until Sunday 27th March. It is all part of the Kana Festival. Will also have cards, boxes, quilts and bags on display.
On Saturday, the girls and I took a drive to Ceres to have a look at the Geelong Textile Exhibition. Well worth a trip if you are looking for something to do on a weekend. It is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00a.m. till 4.00p.m. Everything from beautiful smoked dresses to collages with fabric and other textile mediums, jewellery, bags, childrens clothing
knitting and felting, china painting and ceramics. All they ask is a gold coin donation and it is well worth a look and a lovely drive. It is at the Scarecrow Gallery in Wheatsheaf Street, Ceres. We had a yummy lunch at the Winchelsea Larder on the way home.
This was a gorgeous sunset I captured on an evening walk last night. I don't know, it is so relaxing when you are out walking and there is a sunset happening before your eyes.
I also started a quilt that I have had as an order for a little while now. The client wants lots of animals on it, so I have the strips done, and this is them laid out on the bed so that I could measure them to get the sashing cut to go through the quilt.
I also got to finish "Maria's Challenge Quilt" novel by Margaret A. Rowe. Well worth a read, and if you haven't heard of them, Margaret is now working on her 4th novel. Check them out on her blog: margaretarowe.blogspot.com
A gentleman friend of ours asked me to make a St. Patrick's Day card for his wife and this is what I came up with this morning. What do you think? I thought it was quite spiffy.
This is my car packed up with goodies to go to Trinity College today and talk to the Year 12 Textile class on Design. I would never have thought 20 years ago that I would be doing anything like this.
Oh, and today, I also had a message from a girlfriend in Sydney (whilst I was talking to the class) to tell me that she was at the Craft Expo in Homebush and was so excited because she came across the Craft Lovers (Creating Country Threads) stand and there was my "Forty Plus Ten" quilt on display. She was probably more excited than I was when I found out that they were going to use it at Sydney and Brisbane.