Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

Here's the Easter Bunny singing "Happy Easter to Everyone! "  On Friday we upheld our annual tradition of home made hot cross buns. Extra fruity and lots of cinnamon! Delicious!! On Saturday  I sewed!  The Easter Bunny brought us eggs on Sunday. Easter eggs are so pretty, don't you think.. I couldn't resist playing... A friend gave me hand dyed eggs... and memories of making these when I was a little girl.   I received the most beautiful hand woven scarf from Gbf. The back is as pretty as the front. and he took me out for lunch... It's been a wonderful Easter... Wishing you a magical Easter too.

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Tea Towel Time

Tea Towel Time

It's Thursday and it's been a pretty crazy week so I thought I'd have a Tea Towel fashion parade... well , it's as good a reason as any :) Let's start with this beauty from The Big Banana! The Big Banana is one of Australia's Big Icon tourist attractions. I've never actually been there but surely having the tea towel has to be the next best thing.  Another of Australia's icons is The Big Pineapple ... To continue the fruity theme...  I also seem to have a thing for ocean themed tea towels Ships Ahoy!! Does anyone remember that show called Flipper?  This was a good year... This one has nothing to do with the ocean, it's just cute and quirky.  I never thought I'd see a game of lawn bowls depicted on a tea towel. It's an interesting design in which the negative space is in the center and the action is happening all around the edges of the picture.  And here is my favourite, w

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Quilt Camp!

Quilt Camp!

Last weekend I went to Quilt Camp! Bronwyn, Janice and I began our mornings with a walk. The venue is set in the middle of nowhere  amongst rolling hills and fields, beautiful old trees that look as though they have a story or two.  We said hello to the resident donkey. We actually think it's a different donkey from the last time we were there. In our memories the other donkey was a bit scruffier and had more grey fur. This one seemed smaller and younger...and very sweet... except when it started to chase me to eat the frills on my shirt... maybe it was just teasing me ... The fields were hopping with kangaroos.  Hello Skippy! Colourful parrots having their breakfast. The days were a whirr of sewing machines and chatter. It's such a hive of activity, about 50 quilters all sewing to their hearts content. At this camp we all worked on our own projects and part of the fun is seeing the wide variety of amazing, beautiful quilts being created.  Here

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Pebbles & Dancing Birds

Pebbles & Dancing Birds

Last weekend Gbf and I popped into the Penrith Regional Gallery. It's a favourite place because the cafe there has really delicious breakfasts in a setting overlooking the garden and of course seeing fabulous art is always a bonus. We didn't know what was showing in the gallery on this visit, so we were pleased to find the main exhibition was of beautiful Kare Sansui, or "dry landscape" in Japanese. These waterless pebble gardens filled the rooms with a majestic calm . As I walked around and admired the peaceful patterns they somehow felt familiar... and then I thought of the quilt I've been working on recently. Another room hosted a forest of Bonsai trees on pedestals.  In yet another room we came across a fun interactive exhibit by Joan Ross. Lightbox tables with bits of Elvis and various birds that could be switched and swapped. WooHoo , Dancing birds! Our trip to the art gallery

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