Monday, September 29, 2014

Hard Wired

Spring is here.

 The view from the front door. I love the burst of delicate colour this apple tree has each year. Promise of a new season. Out the backdoor sunset. Beauty every way I look

The macadamia tree in full bloom was the view from the breakfast taple provided another view of spring.

My mind started to wander "late September time to start making Christmas gifts. "  Here is the hard wired part

Hand knitted and something everyone can use. MITTMENS.   DA ! Where did that come from?  Christmas in Sydney is for swimming not tabogining.  I guess the desire to knit Christmas pressents needs a re-think.

Monday, September 22, 2014

the Story of a Quilt.

A long time ago and far far away ( 1997 across the Pacific Ocean). 
The great summer visit to our extended families in the USA was recorded in signature blocks .

The memories included in blocks are stories in themselves.  The block is a traditional signature block construction called Tomahawk . I made the blocks of scraps of quilts and dressmaking  favorites from both my girls. The added signatures and stories from both my family and my husband's give me goose bumps. The potential was so great. There was so much happiness in the small fabric squares.

Like all fairy tales the main characters (the blocks) moved house 3 times while being auditioned for several quilts without the wow!.

Spring last year 2013 the perfect quilt called Silk Skirt by Lynn Alchin was magic.

Preperation, appliqué and .......

Spring 2014 a ta da moment

Hanging in the macadamia tree my finished quilt top blooming with love and comfort .
Now to complete the tradition of special memories recorded in quilts. I feel very connected to the history and traditions of quilting.

Sure hope you all celebrate your enjoyment in stitching, knitting and making memories.