Bikies, (or Bikers in the USA) Body odour and blessings. – a travel story of a Quilter.

Hah, I knew she would have to move, it was impossible for him to squeeze pass her like I did. So a dance of bodies occurred and the young man wedged himself between us. I almost reeled from his strong body odour and I thought “whoops this is going to be an interesting 4 hours” He was sweating profusely… and began chatting to me, I turned to look at him and I realised that he was terrified of the situation he was in.

Taking photos to create Textile Art – its easier than you think.

I’m not a photographic purist. I just love taking photos. From the drips on a coffee cup to the textures in wood and beyond, I find it interesting. I know some of my friends look at me a little strange when I suddenly become pre-occupied in the midst of a conversation and I turn my head to capture just the right image…then out comes the camera.!!

Going Home.

I have a huge project to complete and I need to be incredibly disciplined. I can’t create another quilt for an entire year which is frustrating. I have so many ideas in my head and the sketch book but I just can’t allow myself the luxury.

The design ideas are whizzing around my head – Santa Fe NM.

To the casual stroller of the streets, it’s a town of culture, its colorful and full of interest, each turn is carefully sculptured for both the visual delight and of course lets not be coy… they love to receive the contents of your pocket. I’ve never seen so many galleries in one place in my entire travels. There are over 300 galleries in this one small enclave.

Donkey Divas.

Originally posted on I am Pam Holland:
A busy day today, I was out in the studio early and finished a few minutes ago. Its time to watch TV, drink coffee and think.Working on Donkey Diva today, not sure if I’ve overdone it a bit. These images are taken directly from my photos of Donkeys…

Finally I can get back to writing my blog.

My friend Lisa and I are in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a rare 3 days of R&R. Its impossible not to be influenced by the color and ambience of this town. Its hot and almost mid summer, and I’m reminded that this time next week, it will be a little grey and very cold in my home town of Aldgate.

Alice Isabella is Sprung from Jail – a true story for quilters.

The Batting Babes squealed with delight and the excitement of the moment.
They made a big circle around him with their arms outstretched. In their hands they held their rotary cutters with its sharp blade just ready to pop out at the flick of a plastic click…
Now this is a very dangerous thing to do.
Children don’t have a Rotary, Gotary, Lotary license…. so remember ….No touching the rotary cutter until you are at least 40 years old and you can earn your license….