Sunday, 21 July 2019

Chiltern Yarn Bombing...

A couple of weeks ago I had a few days off work and on my travels up and down the highway stopped at Chiltern for a pit stop...to find the town has been yarn bombed! How cool is this...the whole main street is decked out for a coming music festival... 

Shop verandah posts... 





Musicians at the crossing point...

On both sides of the crossing...

All genres included...

Ladies in the audience...
Happy Stitching...

Monday, 17 June 2019

Stitching Day at Stawell...

Fun day yesterday stitching with friends at this year's workshop held by Stawell Craft Shop...again we had the lovely Sharon from Lilabelle Lane come play for the day.  This year's project was Sharon's Tis The Season Christmas decorations pattern.  A rummage through the stash found some Christmassy pieces to take along and we received a kit with the stiffened felt, ribbons, bells and pattern.

Quick and easy everyone finished one, two or even three decorations...

One in the bauble shape finished before lunch (yes, you read that correctly, I not only finished something in a class I finished it before lunch!)...
Two done by the end of the day (and I left slightly early!)...not the best picture as the sun was happily streaming in the window and casting shadows...might need to add a little bling but haven't had a chance to see what is hiding in the sewing room to add yet...
My first one top right hanging out with J's and N's...not a bad day's "work"...
 
Mandy & Cheryl did a fabulous job as usual putting on the day - good venue, yummy homemade food, great tutor, lovely play friends...looking forward to next year's day already...
 
Happy Stitching...



 

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Labrador Tote Bag...

On the weekend...well quite a few weekends ago because I completely forgot I'd started this post - oopsie!...I think I made it up either over Easter or on Anzac Day...

A panel I've had for so long I can't even remember where it came from or when...using two of the four labrador pictures for each side of the bag and one side border for the handle.  Lined (with homespun) but no batting or interfacing so totally unstructured.  Has been in use quite a few times.
I've only used half so have 2 pictures and one border left for another day...

Happy Stitching...

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Gardening Quilt...

Once upon a time long long ago a trip was made to The Patchwork Angel in Queensland (back when Lynette Anderson owned the shop)...stitcheries were purchased...said stitcheries were worked...fabrics were purchased to go with...and they all lived happily in a paper bag for many many many years...until one day in 2018 a clammer arose and the stitcheries and the fabrics got together and made lots of noise until the sew-er took notice and let them out for some air...the stitcheries put their case forward that they wanted to be surrounded by the fabrics and made all the same size...and so they were...
 Garden Shop - Bronwyn Hayes for The Patchwork Angel
 Garden Angel - Lynette Anderson for The Patchwork Angel
 Gardeners Bounty - Lynette Anderson for The Patchwork Angel
The Allotment - Lynette Anderson for The Patchwork Angel
and they hung on the "design sheet" and decorated the sewing room happily for a few months until the sew-er ripped them down and painted the door they were hanging over! The blocks were unhappy lying on the cutting table so they rose up and demanded to be made as one...and so they were...
...floral fabrics purchased from goodness knows where and goodness knows when but it was a long time ago...the silvery contrast was added from the cupboard stash at the time of construction...

Not unhappy with it at all...a couple of the stitcheries have ceramic buttons but I've taken them off so they don't get broken and will re-attach after it is quilted (no rush!)...

Happy Stitching...

Monday, 22 April 2019

Tea Cup quilt...

A project that has been on the go so long I think pre-dates blogging (as I can't find it on this blog and I'm too lazy to search the old Wordpress one)...my Tea Cups Quilt...a Crabapple Hill Studio design I did as a block of the month years ago through a shop in Sunbury.  I loved the stitcheries (and still do).  It has hung about for years as after I quilted and bound it I then decided to do more quilting on the border (leaves)...which never really eventuated, it just became a "one day" job with the quilt hanging over the hand quilting floor frame for years...well "one day" came on Friday when I decided that if I really wanted that extra quilting it would be done by now (and the few leaves I'd stitched were pretty craptastic) so the quick unpick came out to play and 10 minutes later (told you there wasn't much done) the few leaves were pruned and I called it done!
All it needs now is a wash on the weekend, happy to have it finished...

Happy Stitching...

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Sampling with Pink & Green - Part IV

For no particular reason I suddenly decided I wanted to put all the Pink & Green Sampler Blocks together - having absolutely no plan of what it would become...slowly over the course of last week it came together and is now a finished top...
I'm quite happy with how it turned out and it's a good enough size. The fever has now abated and its happy playing with its friends in the quilt top pretty sheet collection for now.

Happy Stitching...

Friday, 19 April 2019

Australia Day Holiday Trekking...Wimmera Outdoor Art...

Well this post has languished for only, um, nearly three months, I'd forgotten all about it... 
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Monday was the gazetted public holiday for Australia Day and my last day of two weeks of annual leave.  Mistea is staying as she house-sat and minded Jindi while I went to Summer School.  As it wasn't forecast to be as stupidly hot as it has been and Mistea hadn't seen any of the (Wimmera) silo art trail I came up with the idea to go for an afternoon drive and check out some outdoor art.  First stop was Stawell, OK so only 1/2 hour up the road and one I often see but I wanted to include a picture because I think it is so well done...
Another building mural at Rupanyup...
Painted by street artist Georgia Goodie in 2017 as tribute to the local CFA. The building is the ex-Shire office now used by the community for business and community activities.  I missed the sign for the silos at Rupanyup, so next time for that one.

Next were the silos at Sheep Hills...
The silos were built in 1938 and painted by Melbourne artist Adnate in late 2016. The portraits are of Wergaia Elder - Uncle Ron Marks, Wotjobaluk Elder - Aunty Regina Hood and children Savannah Marks and Curtly MacDonald.

Last stop was Brim...I'd visited the Brim site in 2016 but always worth another viewing...

If only I'd thought of this for Sunday we could have set off earlier in the day and also visited the Stick Shed at Murtoa - another time for that one as well. (*Edit, the stick shed is now open more often than the 1st Sunday of the month.)

A pleasant afternoon before going back to work...

Happy Stitching...