Thursday, 31 May 2012


Last year my entire family and I went on a lovely trip to Canberra to celebrate Tess' birthday and visit the NGA.
The gallery has an amazing installation, Skyspace, by the American artist James Turrell, which in my humble opinion is certainly a highlight of the collection. 
As the artist himself said "...close to the sublime". It certainly is.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Bold quilt

I enjoy creating quilts for my family. The part of the process I love the most is choosing the combination of fabrics. Sometimes you strike it lucky and the juxtaposition just sings! Lately I've been working on a quilt for Tess and Joe, it's going to be bold and fun, hope they like it.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Delightful Daughters

I'm very fortunate to be the mother of three adult daughters. They are all beautiful creative human beings (or as Tess would say when she was little "fumin' beans") and are thoughtful in their gift giving. So recently on Mother's Day I received yummy presents. Adorning my bedroom mantlepiece are the Matisse (from Tess) and Margaret Preston (from Aym) cards and a vivid kantha Imogen found at fabric-a-brac a few weekend's ago. I think I would have enjoyed that event, hopefully I'm not busy next time it is held.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012


Nearly nine months ago we held a party to celebrate our first grandchild's 1st birthday. The dining table groaned with delicious food, coloured lanterns graced the archway and glorious weather let us spill out into the garden to sing 'Happy Birthday'.