We’re off.

9.00 pm and I admit to being absolutely exhausted… To be honest it’s more mental than physical.It’s like a family picnic when we’re going away, each family member drops in for a chat during the day. Grandson Jordan ran in just to give us his shoe size….. I had one job that will have to…

Newsletter No 2.

This is the Newsletter for February. Just click on the picture to open.

Australia Day.

The long shadows indicated that it was still early morning. The temperature rose quickly as the sun came up and and the sky was pearl blue. Babies in strollers, grandmothers in wide brimmed hats sat on white plastic chairs. The stiff chair legs a stark contrast to the softness and green of the freshly mown…

Threads ready to be packed for travel

Beginning to Pack

This time next week we will be in the air leaving the family to care for the house.We have a few days to relax in Cocoa Beach Florida before joining the ship and beginning the cruise.The project, notes, pens etc are packed… I’m just finishing  getting kits together for Mexico.I’m so excited to be teaching…

Tour Down Under

Tour Down Under Our family lives in a small town in the Adelaide Hills. It’s always green, lush and a sanctuary from the searing heat of Summer. In the early days of settlement it would take a day in a laden horse and buggy for moneyed English country folk to make their way up a…

Collage the best medicine.

I’ve been suffering from a streaming cold today so I put aside the hard stuff and decided to work on a collage…."Grasshopper" 30" X 24" I’m using the fabric as a paint pallet… there is no illustration on this quilt.. It was quilted and appliqu├ęd with black 50 weight cotton thread to outline the images…

Two more interesting tools.

I found these products at Quilt Market in Houston, and I use them a great deal. I found a site for them in Australia. As you can see the larger one is clipped to my machine. I don’t generally use if for sewing, however, I have to stop quite frequently and sew the threads into…

Hints

Favorite tool This is one of my favorite tools…It’s an old grapefruit spoon that one of my students gave me…It works an absolute treat. I place the pins in the quilt, leave them open, then go back and close them putting the sharp end of the safety pin into the deep bowl of the spoon….