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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bali Zentangles.
Lying on a bed of beautiful white silk I got in Bali...
guess what I want to get more of next year :)

I actually did do the Zentangles in beauriful Bali

And yes I do have plans for the silk ...not for a while though,,,I am presently doing some practise machine quilting ....

Whooo Hoooo ...I'm back!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our wonderful holiday in Bali
Yes - this is where we have all been for a week!!
We arrived home on Saturday
We really did enjoy ourselves  as you can see by the photos!

A night of Balinese Traditional dancing at the hotel
Andrea with the Dancers

All of us by the pool at the tradition Dancing evening.

 Andrea and I at one of the temples, they say Bali is the home of a thousand Temples.

 Mal and I at the Peninsula Hotel.  We were conned here the first day!  You could only stay here if you were a member...for AU$15,000.00....  we didn't join!!
This was a real learning curve.
 Mal and Andrea at the large volcano in the middle of the island... (I am not too good on names.)...
the lake in the middle of the volcano in in the background.

 Mal on the beach at Legion.
 Andrea in the foyer at the Jayakarta beach resort where we stayed
Covered in huge butterflies at the Butterfly Park

The art work was amazing!

The markets in Ubud

Rice fields

Another rice field

At the Butterfly Park.  It was so beautiful.
I have some more, but I cant find the ones I want - so I will put them up soon.

I did get 22 meters of batik fabric ...

I felt I was in fabric heaven!!!
I have plans for next year :)
...thankfully though we were overweight with our luggage :) the plane home was only partly full...so we got all our things through. 
It was quite an adventure.
Now I need to settle down and get some things done.
I still have some sorting out in the house to do.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Here is an update POTC photo.  Nearly halfway!

The third and fourth rows have yet to be joined, and the fifth row is still to be completed
So now I shall take a break for a bit.
I will 're-group' soon.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

An 'Underwater' Zentangle
and remembering  9/11. 


Friday, September 10, 2010

Quilt Sandwiched together.

No pins! 
it really didnt take long.

Showing the quilt basted - you can see the back and the front.

I have also drawn with a Bic pencil as suggested in Scharon Schambers video on basting, and have now to baste together 
 my practise piece  before I tackle the larger one.
The pencil was actually a lot easire to use more correctly than the blue pen.
I just hope it washes out OK.
As you can see in the photo...I misjudged the edges or the piece and have added some extra fabric.
This design is 1/4 of another design I have worked out...so it will be interesting to see what this one looks like too...that will be the next whole cloth after this.
Its all a learning curve and I am enjoying working slowly.
Still waiting to get the silk thread before I start...sooo  I shall maybe do some more work on my POTC's.
Or some more Zentangles :)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Wonderful surprise today in the mail..

From Joanne

Two reels of Aurofil cotton
a white fabric marker
some really nice fabric and..
This lovely hand made quilted card which had this....

on the back!

Thank you SO much Joanne...

I had actually forgotten about it, so it was all the more of a surprise!!

Nearly forgot the Fridge Magnet!!!

Thank you again Joanne :)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

On Sunday we had a surprise 76th Birthday for my husband Mal.

It really was a surprise for him.

this is the first time we have all been together.
My four children, 10 Grandchildren Mal and myself.

We had a fantastic day with lots of love and laughter.
Mal and I with our four children
L - R Andrew Mal Heather Myself Fiona and Stuart

and with our 10 Grandchildren
Patrick Andrea Lachlin Jakeb Emma Thomas Matthew Joshuah Kristoffer and Morgan
Cousins playing  at the back
and having fun in the Leschenault Estuary.

With many thanks to our wonderful family.

It really was wonderful. and the weather turned out a treat for us too.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

           My design is almost on the fabric.

Now in the next few days I will prepare the backing, and sort out the batting...and try to get it basted together. 
A while to go yet before I get to the sewing.
My back is not right, but  am going slowly, so at least I am getting things accomplished.

 I have ordered a spool of white YIL silk to sew the design.

 I hope I dont get lost in all that white :)