Thursday, November 5, 2015

Ready Set Go

Bags are packed, well all but early morning bits for our trip. We are cruising along the coast of Papua NewGuinea.  Wayne has been facinated by primative art since we arrived in Australia 40 some odd years ago. The carving on the wall is a Story Board from the Sepic River region. We'll be cruising along the coast on a ship the size of half a football field and the end zone.

For down time when we are not visiting villages, walking through rain forests  and doing whatever you do while cruising. I've kitted up the last 5 blocks for PPC quilt.

I don't  expect to have WiFi so there will be lots of pictures on my return.

Meanwhile enjoy your stitching


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fabric Stories

Quilts are dated by all the individual fabrics . Sample books give us information on style, colors and printing information.

STOP the presses!

All that formal language at the start of this post was written just before bed. While it is true and accurate it isn't the story I wanted to tell.

I wanted to share the story of these.  The circles were stitched into pom poms . The pom poms were strung together to make a clown doll with a sock head.  I remember making at least one for a younger brother sometime in the mid 50s.

My mother "bless her cotton socks" had kept the doll for over 50 years (give or take a bit)  said "it's yours take it".

As a rag doll it had seen better days but the pom poms as fabric was interesting so they traveled back to Sydney.

I cut a tumbler from each different pom pom. Still more circles to use in other projects. I don't remember any of the fabrics from sewing projects so they must have even more of a story.

I like that the fabrics in my quilts have stories of their own. Not just a one printers range.

Black and white tumblers are cut from rescued scraps being cut into circles. No not pom poms but to cover milk bottle tops for Christmas tree decorations.

One man's trash.

Mid week here and I'm off to have a hair cut .  Enjoy your day.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Time Flies

It has been a whole month since my last post and I looked back to see what I'd been doing.

Not much sewing of any sort but hopefully that will change. I have graduated from both out patient rehab and physio this week. The significance of which is twofold.  First the medicos are happy with my progress and Secondly I have a big chunk of my life back. No more driving through morning rush hour traffic and returning home worn out for the afternoons.

DD#1 and family spent the 2 weeks of school holidays with us while their house was being painted.

The most frequent quilt activity was  morning technology use. The Grandchildren  were not the only ones keeping warm while viewing. The Rugby World Cup started at 5am and no Kiwi would miss the All Blacks.  I didn't rise to watch the games but did find quilts on the lounge afterwards.

Fabrics were auditioned for the next border on this quilt.

The strong bright colors reinforce the my inspration for this quilt. More to come as I enjoy the journey.

Spring is sprinting toward summer and I have more visitors.

Hi Grama !!! The waters fine.

A busy month spent with family is a treasure.

Enjoy thoes around you.  Terry