Saturday, 30 June 2012

Retro wallpaper

Came across this graphic wallpaper in a holiday house that's for sale not far from ours. I think it's from the '70's. Reminds me of my days as an art student, black ink illustration.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Amish round-robin

Here are the four rows of 3 x 1" squares (known as postage stamp) that I stitched together for a round-robin quilt for my friend Irene. Just amazing colours, chosen to echo the Amish style centre.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Long weekend

Stevo and I headed to our holiday shack for the long weekend. As I often do I raced outside upon arrival to capture the magical view. Not long after that the rain set in.
On Sunday evening I was lured outside by the glimpse of pink in the eastern sky - also there was a break in the rain.

I started taking photos of the flotsam and jetsam on the beach (NB the smooth burnt gumnut and angels wing shell). The previous week we had had extreme weather conditions as well a king tide,  so there was a  lot of debris washed up on the beach.

I noticed a couple of folk dragging something along the sand and asked if they'd like Stevo's assistance (even though he was lying on the lounge reading a book). 'A great opportunity to use those muscles of yours' and he was putting on his shoes. He helped them drag a sign that had been washed out in the storm back to it's original location.

Then they removed an old rusted trap of some kind from the water.

I admire Zac and Shannon for their community spirit and it was good to be able to help (or in my case be the suggester of help!)

Monday, 4 June 2012


I made this for our quilt group Christmas challenge last year. Everyone was asked to create a pincushion of their own choice, so long as it was not just two squares sewn together! I tend to leave projects to the last minute and this was no exception, frantically stuffing, stitching closed and then wrapping it on the morning of our final meeting of the year. Names were drawn out and parcels chosen, with Jennie being the recipient of mine.