Thursday, December 5, 2019

Getting on with it.....


This is the 82nd panel of the Welcome Wall which is at the Maritime Museum in Sydney


… and Hubz and I are inscribed on it.....

The Welcome Wall is for immigrants to Australia, a sizeable donation to the museum and you can get an inscription.  Both Hubz and I are the first in our respective families to have immigrated here (2002 from Zimbabwe) and we felt this was important for us.

The unveiling was last week, unfortunately we were not able to attend but hopefully one day we will get to go and see it in real life.  A kind staff member sent us a picture of the panel and I enlarged it to find us....


Hasn't always been easy, but we have a home, an income, friends and family ….. lucky there are lovely people in all parts of the world... one just has to find them....

This weeks little stitchery is a lighthouse.... I am plugging slowly at these.. there is still lots more...  preprinted which makes a huge difference.... 


.. and I have been working on quilting this little mini quilt... so I can have it up on my frame for this Christmas....


The crochet blanket is finally done.... in spite of the heat I was tired of having the big bag of yarn lying around the lounge so I have worked on it in the evenings.....  It is just dripping off some excess water from a rinse (I may have spilt a Marguerita on it during its creation)


This mini is going to replace it in the lounge as I have decided I would like to 'practice' hand quilting.  The blue painters tape will be my guideline.....


This one is quilted and the binding stitched on....  some hand stitching to be done....


… and I have some Christmas fabric to play with..... my favourite store The Quilters Angel has 50% off all Christmas so it's crazy not to take advantage of it....  lovely quality fabric...


… and I am going to learn something new this month.... photograph printing on to fabric.....


Tips anyone?????

Righto, Gotto Go..... that blanket needs to put out nice and flat and the Christmas fabric is calling out to be cut!!

Have a lovely day... keep warm if you live there, keep cool if you live here....  fires, wind, smoke, dust and heat will keep me indoors ... lucky I sew!



17 comments:

White Rose said...

Good morning my friend ,boy you sure have been busy ,your blanket is beautiful,lol,a lesson to be learnt there don't drink and crochet,lol.
How lovely to have your names on the plaque ,I am so pleased that you and Dave moved to Australia and that I have been blessed to call you a special friend,your friends here are the lucky ones,love your witty and funny personality.
I always love seeing your beautiful FMQ on your projects,love the new Xmas fabrics ,such cute colours,hope your day is a good one Fiona xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Well I for one are so happy you came and I admire so much yours and Dave's courage to come so far and start again. A wonderful tribute to you both xx Sweet stitched and such gorgeous colours in your blanket. Loving your minis. Yes it's a scorched here today too!

Chantal said...

Wow! That is so cool. How many panels are there? It's so neat that you can see it. Usually when your name is written in stone it's because you aren't there anymore and you can't see it. So happy you are still with us and for a long long time still I hope.
Love the lighthouse. Don't drink and drive goes for crochet too, dear. Tsk! Tsk! lol. Looking forward to seeing your hand quilting. Be careful though! It's addictive! ;^)

Catsngrams said...

What a beautiful talent you have. All your pictures are wonderful. I love to sew and crochet and have done some hand quilting.

Jane said...

That was one of the biggest surprises when I met you, not having an Australian accent! That will be a lovely memorial for the family in years to come.
As for printing photos onto fabric, just follow the instructions and you shouldn't have a problem. I always feed my sheets in one at a time and make sure I don't have any empty ink cartridges. You know where I am if you need anything but I'm sure you will be fine. Can't wait to see what you do with them

Karen's Korner said...

I heard about the wall the other day on the news.....now I know some celebrities on it. I will be interested to hear about your printing journey. Pretty new fabric to play with.

Jennifer said...

How lovely, Fiona......now you and Hubz are two more of all of us! Love your crochet blanket, it will be very warm when the weather cools down again. I have used painter tape as a quilting guide, it stays in place (if it shifts, a pin or two will keep it where you need it) and doesn't leave sticky residue.

Lin said...

Lovely to have your names on that wall. Lots of lovlies - the blanket is looking beautiful. Hope you enjoy the hand quilting. xx

kiwikid said...

Great to see have your name on the wall, I am honoured to have met you and be a friend and glad you came here to begin again. It does take a while to settle in a new place and establish over again. So many lovely things being worked on at your place. As Jennifer said just follow mthe instructions and you will be fine with the fabric printing. I have found attaching the fabric sheet to another A4 sheet of paper helped feed the fabric paper thru our printer. I used scrap booking sticky tabs in the corners. Make sure they a very dry before using the and they will be fine.

kiwikid said...

Forgot to say, Love the cartoon. 😁

Terry said...

That's so cool to have your names on the Welcome Wall. And I love the lighthouse stitchery! :0)

Chrissie said...

Love the colours in the blanket and your quilts are very pretty. I have wanted to have a play with printing on fabric but never got round to it. Look forward to seeing how it works out. xcx

Louise said...

Your blanket of many colors will hide a multitude of spills. That makes it perfect for snuggling under while drinking! Very versatile! I loved seeing your name on the engraved Welcome Wall. So glad you have found your home in Australia :)

Maria said...

It's great to have your name on the Welcome Wall.My family migrated from The Netherlands when I was only 4 and I have had our name put on the Welcome Wall in Fremantle some years ago.
The colourful crochet rug looks great..
Enjoy your hang quilting and the Loopy mini is lovely..

Raewyn said...

That's great to have your name on the Welcome Wall...so happy you are so settled in your new country. The United stitches Stitcheries are lovely. Well done on finishing the crochet blanket - it looks gorgeous. It looks like you have plenty of hand stitching to keep your evenings full. Hehe love the funny :-)

Karen S said...

How special to have your name on the wall. I think this is a lovely idea.
I think it is wonderful to have you here.

Morgan said...

Since it's your SECOND project you can have a bit more patience with the completion time. candy garn

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