illustrating on the Ipad.

How lucky am I. My friend Kaye ordered a Sensu brush for herself and one for me!!!!! Lotus I created this image on my ipad last night. It has wonderful applications. I could create a quilt from this image… This is a sketch of the packets of sugar in a bowl at the restaurant yesterday,…

Back to Quilting. A new method for me.

Back to quilting. I suppose its a bit of a risk quilting a special quilt in a new format, however, I had to take the plunge sometime and after a few hiccups I'm growing in confidence with the Sweet 16. I changed to a smaller needle yesterday, a size 14 instead if the 16 that…

Quilts on canvas.

I've  managed to finish 12 things on the 'To do list' Its taken two days of travel and co-ordination…. but I achieved it… I've got a heck of a headache, but its done. One of the things was to have prints made of some of my photos and quilts. I mean B-iiii-g prints on canvas….

“You haven’t written your blog for a few days”

Last night, a voice from depths of the home office says. "You haven't written your blog for a few days" OK, I know Keith… but I've been busy and to be honest I had nothing to say ……..really!!!!! We had a long weekend for Australia Day and there was little creative work done other than…

Its our day – Australia day.

So here we are, its  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…

A day of excitement and Drama

I really haven't had too much time to get to the sewing machine this week. Probably only 5 or 6 hours or so. 'Business' and Grandies have been the recipients of my time. We had a major event in our small town of Aldgate yesterday as the "Tour Down Under" bike race speed past six…

I had a day in the shed with 2 of my little grandies… they love to 'craft' This is Tilly's second project I've filmed. Indulgent… you betcha, but she loves doing it… and its all her own work. As you can see she loves to explain what she's doing. This has been a passion of…

Tilly and Lily Craft day.

  We have a lot  to do, Tilly has some questions to answer about her last project. So she will do a review on camera…. We're going to make handy dandy fabric  jars from the book Granny Chic by Dottie Angel and Ted and Agnes. Its a super book for kids and grannies alike…. We…

Feet on the ground.

Holidays are over… the time for some serious planning and work is ahead. I'll be traveling to the Caribbean with Craftsy in a few weeks.  May in Ireland with Noriko Endo as my tour buddy.  Our tour was wonderful last year, participants will attend the quilt show in Galway, and yes, both of us will…

Finished the quilt top.

I got a few hours of work done before the Grandies arrived today. It was ice creams, picking tomatoes and playing with 'aminals' as he calls them in the tent. Then more cousins arrived to join in the fun. I finished the quilt top this morning even though I was still suffering from standing incorrectly…