Mexico video is up and running.

So here I am after a very long day yesterday…. SOUTH AFRICA. Stellenbosch just out of Cape Town. After a delicious breakfast in very comfy surroundings I can now concentrate on the task at hand… Teaching… !!!!! I slept well and the Guest house is superb… it's an older style white washed house with a…

I made it to South Africa.

Just a short note to say I arrived safe after 28 hours travel…. I'm in Stellenbosch…now for sleep.

Quilting Magazines – ideas

Thanks for your comments every one. I believe that each comment is valuable but I'm not surprised at their content. Kate, I agree with you. Kate said.   "I don't think we can ignore the fact that many people lack confidence in choosing fabrics and colours – so when they see a quilt that may be…

Quilt Magazines…..

On the weekend I did something that I haven't done for about 4 years…. I picked up one of our Aussie quilt magazines. There was another one on the table, then another… So I sat down with a cup of coffee and began to peruse. I had 3 different magazines…. I have to say I…

I walked down a new road today – remembering

As I prepare to  visit the Quilt show in South Africa, I went back over my diary 5 years ago… I wasn't able to add photos then because the internet connection just wouldn't allow… so I decided to look at it again today. I walked down a new road today. The road of the black…

Time out

The danger of taking time out is that I sort of go into free fall and I admit to sleeping in front of the TV for some time this afternoon. I really couldn't get out of that chair. I have articles to finish writing, a shared quilt to complete, Dr's appointments, dinners with family and…

I played with it.

Student Anne, said that she thought that Tetsuo Fujimoto wanted the image to flute….   TETSUO FUJIMOTO – Born 1952   "Tetsuo Fujimoto, who trained and worked initially as a weaver, describes his work as ‘machine drawings’ which are created by densely layering stitch mark on top of stitch mark, covering the base cloth and…

Packing again.

The Pomegranates sit on the table… I wish I could eat them but I'm allergic to all fresh fruit so all I can do is photograph them. and I begin the illustration of the huipil, I thought I might put it into a quilt format… but I decided to paint it… I had Tilly to…

How is it so.?

Before I left for overseas I became aware of the work of Tetsuo Fujimoto. I looked at his work and I could figure out how he did it…. BUT this question haunted me during my trip… "How did he keep the fabric from puckering" So I guess the only way to find out is to…

A new Project

What am I doing? any ideas? this is just the beginning of an interesting experiment. I'm using black fabric, cream thread and freemotion zig zag… that means I've got the free motion foot on the machine and I have't dropped the feed dogs. I'm controlling the length of the zig zag by moving the fabric…