There's been some more sightings of my quilts! They sure do get around doing their bit to add colour to the world.
I was as pleased as punch to see my quilt on the latest QuiltNSW newsletter. It's not something I ever thought to see but there it is in black, white and lots of colour. I'm thinking I should frame it.
This is the current copy of Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine with a beautiful sunny cover to celebrate the arrival of spring here in Australia.
If you flip through the pages you'll find a 2 page article about me that starts on page 82.
But that's not all - there is also an excellent exhibition review of the Springwood Community Quilt Show with a great overview of the show and lots of quilt photos.
Sending out a super big Thank You to Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine for their awesome articles and wonderful support of both myself and the Springwood Community Quilt Show.
You can find them instagram @apqmagaus
or facebook @australianpatchworkandquiltingmagazine
The first half of the year was so busy between working and finishing Whizz Bang! in time for the show that it didn't leave much time for other things. I've been making up for it over the past few weekends by doing a bit less sewing and a bit more getting out and about with Mr Daisy. I figure if I record them here on my blog when I next get into a sewing frenzy and not want to leave my sewing room I'll have proof that there were times that we did indeed go out into the outside world.
Last weekend's adventures included visiting an old bridge that is just a 20 minute drive from our house. We've driven over it but never stopped to have a closer look.
Upon reading the plaque I learnt that The Lennox Bridge is the oldest surviving stone bridge in mainland Australia.
It's hard to capture in photos how big and grand the bridge is. To give you a sense of scale you can see Mr Daisy looking like a little pixie in the archway.
It echoes as you walk through and although it's not the Sistine Chapel I stopped to admire the beautiful colours in the sandstone brick ceiling.
The other impressive thing about it is how this big structure sits in it's bushy environment. All around it is a cool green forest of trees and tangled vines,
We had fun hopping from rock to rock. We'd stop here and there to admire boulders and branches as though we were in an art gallery. I've always said Mother Nature is my favourite artist.
I wish you could hear the sound of the water running as you look at these posts. It was so calm and soothing for the soul.
The whole time I was there I couldn't help thinking it's the perfect place for quilt photos!!
Now that's good incentive to get some quilts finished.