Talking Textiles.

  I found this wonderful book today and the designs took my breath away.   Sometimes, just out of the blue, you connect to something you come across. I found this book this morning as I was passing the book store on the way to the chemist. On opening it, my heart skipped a beat…

John Glover

English: Signature of American Revolutionary War general John Glover (Photo credit: Wikipedia) At 13 I was able to go to the city on my own on the bus. I remember vividly the first time I saw this painting at the Adelaide Art Gallery. The House and Garden by John Glover. Glover is best known now…

My little piece of history.

Its highly likely this piece of crazy quilt I found at the farmers market this morning is English. The guy I bought it from tells me it was part of a quilt… but as you can see its just a top… I think he may have cut it up to sell. Anyway, I have a…

Its where I was born.

I'm in Launceston Tasmania right now. Its where I was born and where I lived until I was 10 years old. I don't know, but for the past 50+ years I've lived in South Australia and yet I still think of Launceston as my 'home' Flying in, one gets the feeling of belonging. The vista…

Thread painting.

After getting everything back in order I had time to have a small snooze, eat lots of prawns, watch TV, wash the table linen and do a little quilting. Keith thought it would be a good day to entertain…. but I sort of declined the suggestion !!!! I've begun work on the new thread painted…

Back to my fabric stuff.

Goodness, the blog has been a bit slow over the past week. Preparations for Christmas have been paramount and I find that I'm behind with the work I love. My fabric stuff. But putting it all in perspective… Christmas day was wonderful. There is nothing more special than spending the day with family and friends…

Its worth bottling.

Its Christmas Eve, and we've just had a wonderful impromptu meal with friends. Today I took my little point and shoot to document the time I spent with my sisters and I guess most of you do the same. Free of constraints we just indulged ourselves with delightful things to see and do. We told…

The Hands

These are some of  the hands I drew ready for applique yesterday.The hands are larger According to the status of the image. For instance the largest hand depicted in this illustration is the hand of King Edward as he received a contrite Harold who has just returned from France. Harold approaches his sovereign in an…

Solving problems

The build up to that special day has been rather busy so I've had limited time to work on the blog. I've been babysitting little Ollie, our 4 month old today and he sat up on the desk, watched everything I did and just laughed at my efforts in the shed. I told him all…

keeping it fresh.

Being able to continue with the momentum on the Bayeux is really important. 2 months ago I had prepared work  to finish when I returned home. I finished that yesterday and then began new drawings…The work I finished off was a little confusing to me because I had to keep referring to my drawings and…