Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wave Rock

We visited Hyden in spring and took this picture of Wave Rock which is a major tourist attraction. The colours are fascinating although I think over the years it has lost a bit of it's magic for me as many years ago they added a rock wall at the top to help preserve water and there is not as much spilling down the rock surface. I have been there many times as it is the Shire of Kondinin where I lived for some years.
The reason for two posts in one day is I have a new computer and with the advance in technology
I am still finding my way. I did not feel so bad this when my computer guru took several phone calls from other people also needing help, so I am not the only one struggling a little, sometimes a lot.

Book Cover, Three

The third of my covered books I gave away at Christmas, I find it quite relaxing embroidering. I am now on a different tack making two wall hanging quilts for my two younger grandchildren who have birthdays in mid January ( three days apart)

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Another Day in the New Year

Today was the first day in our Op-shop year. I think so many people must have been "spring" cleaning, the amount of clothing , shoes and bric-a-brac that has accumulated in 10 days is astounding. So is the number items that have the original price tags on them. I don't usually work in the shop, but have a supporting role as my husband is the Church Warden with the responsibility for itso do his typing and a lot of waiting around for him but today I spent sorting and pricing; and I think we are only about half way through the pile. I am exhausted!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


These two book covers I have completed for Christmas gifts. One is slow cloth., which I enjoyed doing. I took them to the Atasda meeting last weeekend and was asked why it was called slow cloth. My answer was that it took a long time but I wonder if there is another more sophisticated explanation. The other was sitting in the UFO pile just asking to be completed. Several laher of fabric with lots of stitch, burned back and other elements added. One more to finish, hopefully in the next few days.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Encaustic Wax and Stitch

An experiment with transferring encaustic wax to fabric, then adding in the detail with more wax and then some handstitching. I am quite pleased with this, nothing like patting yourself on the back. Next thing to work on is my slow cloth bookcovers to cover journals for Christmas presents. A litle like winter here today, certainly a fire tonight, maybe a wine or two to celebrate our 52nd wedding anniversary.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Hot Lips, Sweet Dreams

Thread painting 9x5 piece for the Mandjar Art Awards. This exhibition will open at the end of September at the Alcoa Performing Art Centre Gallery Mandurah. The background was a piece I had made during a Atasda demonstration/workshop with Linda Stokes using transfer paints.
My husband I have just returned from a week at my brother's farm, saw some very nice orchids and and a few other wildflowers as we travelled home. What a difference rain has made to the crops although short and there is a lot of feed around. Most dams on my brothers property. have water in them although not full. Many farmers are not running sheep and many have reduced their flock numbers because of last years drought.

Friday, July 15, 2011


A hint I received at the last Atasda meeting to photocopy leaves from the garden for reference for thread painting. This is part of this mornings effort.