Monday, 31 October 2016

Rose leaves

Here is some echo dye on silk. Just playing and getting ideas for apiece I am doing inspired by Margaret Olley.
Pale as there was not much in the dye bath I wanted the leaves to print. I am happy with its soft paleness.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Super Lazy

I have added more to this piece. The cape is in the process of being appliqués on. It is a piece of Libert fabric with an Australian theme of wild flowers. I am now in the process of looking at size and placement for the words. I have changed the wording slightly. It now says ' I am having a Super Lazy day. It's just like any lazy day....except I am wearing a cape"
I have done this on a found vintage white cloth. Love the edge detail. There is more scope here for some stitch as I attach it to the cloth underneath. It is labeled  Semco and has a green border of 4 leaf clovers.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

30 days in June

I have just finished stitching down the silk squares on to the vintage damask table napkin. It is from my Aunt Joan Larkin's linen cupboard. Love the soft green colour and the stains or marks of living, evidence of a time long past, evidence of family gatherings of my ancestors. The little 2 1/2 squares have just random embroidery for what I was thinking or feeling at the point of time they were worked, no pre planning, just going with it, thoughts, memories, happenings. Little cross on the day my beautiful dad passed away.

Friday, 7 October 2016

September pebbles

my 30 pebbles stitched for each day in September onto the small silk square. Now ready to stitch down onto the damask table napkin. Now just November's 30 days to go! Have to think of a new daily challenge. Greys from my stash and friends in the quilt world.

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Frogs and Pizza

I made this years ago in answer to a challenge by Qld Quilters. We were given the small pizza box and had to put in a fabric pizza. A lot of fun to work on.


Couldn't resist making the sign for the cover. It was done by writing with a bleach pen onto black fabric so to discharge the back ,leaving only the underlying original colour of the fabric.
The pizza is an image of a pizza printed directly onto fabric cut out, turned, stuffed lightly and then tiny pieces of fabric to represent capsicum ,olives and cheese were stitched on with a few beads for added texture.