it’s HOT

I’ve been a bit slack with the blog the past few days….however, work has taken precedence as I push to pass a deadline.I have written 4 new classes and they will replace some of the older ones.2008 brings a new newsletter for subscribers and I have been lazy with the member pages so that will…

Christmas day is over.

Christmas is over for another year. It was a wonderful day, fun, exciting and absolutely exhausting. Every year, the day after the event, I make a promise to myself not to do it again the next year… but time erases the amount of time and energy needed and we do it all over again, and…

It’s raining…and my Doves are making the most of it by bathing in the pools of water gathered on the roof their Dove Condo.

A Stitch in Time

Being There A Stitch in Time, the Mother of all Quilters Photographs by Sarah Wilson and Narration by Michael Hall. One of my peers put this information to the list and I thought you might like to see it. Michael Hall is a Senior Editor with the Texas Monthy Magazine and he followed his Mother…

Christmas is upon us.

Don’t you feel smug when you’ve purchased all your Christmas presents, and they are sitting nestled under the tree.? It always reminds me of when the kids were little. I remember the physical exhaustion and mental stress. Most Christmases would find us  traveling from Adelaide to Tasmania on the overnight ferry. It meant packing the…

Holland Herald

Does this happen in your house….? Have you done the Christmas cards….?You need to get a move on….XXXXXXXXX!!!!! For the past couple of years I arrived home late in December… and to be honest, the heart just wasn’t in it… The tradition now is to send a long letter, sometimes with photos, sometimes just a…

Bug on the window

Bugs are interesting to draw and photograph… don’t limit yourself to foliage!!!!

Agapanthus bud

agapanthus bud   –  Caroline asked me what  inspiration I gained from the photos  I took the other day…. I’m sort of playing at the moment….!!! But they will be used in some of my fabric designs… I would also like to reproduce the colors…

Continuing the collage

Each day when I have a little time to spare, I do a little quilting on the collage…The essence of the project allows it to be heavily quilted and embroidered.I’ve added a couple of images to share on the blog.The cactus was originally cut from the base fabric… and by that I mean the fabric…

Perfect summer evening. Inspiration

I was working in the shed…. it was 7.15 pm and the light was perfect.So I raced outside with camera in hand….and the slide show on the right is the result….Now what does this have to do with Quilting? Inspiration.ImpulseInfluenceIncentiveIngenuityimaginationInsightinformal