Friday, November 28, 2008

On the Move

We have sold our home here in Geelong and are in the process of buying
the leasehold for a motel in Stawell , Victoria.
At this stage we takeover the lease on the 2nd of February, 2009.
The move from our home takes place on the 9th of Januaray, 2009, which
means almost everything will be stored in container or two for the 3 plus weeks.
At the moment inbetween packing I am sewing madly in preparation for committments
to swaps for 2009. My workroom will be the last to be packed up, I have spent the week placing all my fabric and embellishments etc into zip sealed plastic bags then into large
plastic containers which I am hoping will make it easier in my spare time once running the motel
to access when I have time out to enjoy my hobbies.

Christmas ATC swap organised by Diana

ATC's posted off to New Zealand for Christmas


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Australian New Zealand Journal Group

Man and the Enviroment. Used photo transfer technique of
rubbish washed up on our beaches and waterways...which was adhered
to a painted background embellishing with plastic and distressed lolly wrapper , netting to show the problems man creates when he throw rubbish into or near our waterways.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

March: Sunday Machine Embroidery Group, 2008

Theme: Bolt from the Blue/Rhapsody in Blue/The Bluebells of Scotland
Blue Frog bolting from the blue. Background created using angelina fibres with blue fabric and paints. Flower made using water soluable fabrics and machining. Beading and other embleshments used.

November : Sunday Machine Embroidey Group, 2008

Theme : Somewhere over the rainbow/Pot of Gold at the rainbow's end
Background of wool pieces on blue fabric overlayed with black netting.
Rainbow Lorikeet created using fabric pieces which I have then used
free motion machine embroidery to form plummage. I then overlayed once again with black tuille and used free motion machining to create banksia flowers.