Sunday, November 11, 2012

My Garden

I love Amarylis, their flowers are so big and vivid. Unfortnuately this years blooms have been nibbled by a tiny bug.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Back again

It has been a long time since I added to this blog.  There was a change of procedure and I couldn't work out a new way of doing things like putting up photos, and I didn't know why the change had to happen.  now, though I hope I can manage to do things that I used to do.   

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Kitchen Swap

On our Craft forum, we recently had a Kitchen swap.  I made this plastic bag holder for my swapee in USA
The green part, top and bottom had gum leaves and the body had Australian birds and some native flowers, mostly gum blossom.   I'm very happy to report that she loved this gift.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Our new headboard

This is a quilt I made a few years ago, it is 80" square.  Hubby and I decided to make it our head board, so we painted the wall behind to match the roses in the border. The quilting was done by Desley of and has three  patterns  Just look who is making himself at home, he reorganises the pillows himself just how he likes them and can look out the window from where he is. And he didn't move a whisker while I was taking the photo

Music, anyone?

                                             My beautiful Hammond has been repaired at last.
Now for retraining my fingers to make music and not just noise, because of working full time being so busy has prevented me from keeping up my practice.  When I first began High School, my parents arranged that I take piano lessons. There was an ulterior motive because within 18 months I was playing for the hymns at church.  Decades later I bought a small organ and traded up twice to this model.  Again I took lessons and was able to play well enough that people did not leave the room.  

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Amelia and friend

A friend asked me to make a doll and lent me Amelia (the redhead) as a pattern.  The doll is un-named, I am allowing her new owner to name her.  She is wearing lace edged bloomers a flounced dress and a simplified apron.   I had to draw a pattern from the doll, a very tricky step, then find suitable fabrics for her.  Meanwhile Amelia's owners niece was asking for her.  Where is she? Why is she so long away? 

Fabric from USA

Part of the order received today from USA.  A book to help me with my blog, fabric with food sayings, and fabric for a wall hanging with backing fabric in the background to go with it.  However I am planning to separate the 4 birds (one for each season) and use them on a quilt.  So far I have only rough drawings.  I'm wondering if the EQuilt7 program can help me. Using this program has been on the "back-burner' for so long, I think I will need to start working from the beginning.

Casey inspects what my parcel contained

I received a parcel today, all the way from America.  A clearance sale catalogue, a tourist map of New Hampshire, USA (if only I could go) and a pattern for oven-gloves.  Also in the parcel was a piece of Insul-ating fabric.   I just love relaxing with a catalogue and a  coffee.  I read in someone's blog that you cannot underestimate the importance of being fully caffinated.  I do my best for thee coffee farmers everywhere.

A new doll

This is the doll I received in a recent doll swap in a Craft Forum I belong to.  Thank you Lyn.