I first saw this lovely stitchery on Peg's blog and loved doing one myself ....
This is a design by Anni Downs (Hatched and Patched) and is called New Day Stitchery....
Thanks Peg for the inspiration .....
I was thinking so much of Michelle when I was stitching this and I did miss her birthday!!! (ooops) so I framed it and sent it off to her this week.
This section will probably only interest the SE Qld people - it's really an information of some fun quilty/tea/crafty things happening here in the Toowoomba area in September .....
I am so lucky to be able to go to the Stitchers Dream Day Out this year..... this is a gift to me for some sewing I did and is the first time I have been to something like this..... This bi-annual event is hosted by Quilters Angel and is on 15 and 16 September this year.
The designers this year are Natalie Bird (The Birdhouse), Nicky Tervo (Nicky Tervo Designs/Brandy Gully) and Gail Pan (Gail Pan Designs)
Kris will be there and I think we are going to be on the naughty table together.... hmmm.... I wonder how much stitching we will do?
Although registration was due today there may be a chance if there are any last minute wannago's......
Another upcoming event is the Creative Fields - this is a new activity and especially to showcase the artistic talent in the area - last year was a great success so this year it will be bigger and for longer
Saturday 22nd to Wednesday 26th September
There will be a quilt display and a variety of different stalls and exhibitions
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is held Friday 21st September to Sunday 30th September this year and although it is primarily about Spring and Flowers there are quilty/crafty things going on to
including a quilt exhibition held by Toowoomba quilters
my favourite is the teapot exhibition where there is vintage aprons, buttons, dishcloths, doilies and dolls usually.... and delicious scones with jam!
Michelle is planning to come up one day and we will do a Creative Fields, Twba Quilt Show and the Tea Pots exhibition and fit in lunch in the park hopefully - it would be lovely if some others could join us? Will let you know a date asap.
Recently when I wanted to get a picture off the internet to trace I had a lot of difficulty printing it out to the size I wanted - it kept just being a postcard size in spite of showing bigger on my screen....
I live half an hour out of town and did not want to drive an hour to get a photocopier enlargement and I am also not very patient to wait to do it next trip to town....
so I just taped my paper to the screen and traced it using a soft leaded pencil
I do like using a light box and Hubz made me up this one
it has holes in the side to let out some heat
and thick perspex on the top
the cover over the globe lets the light distribute evenly
a friend of mine has a similar one... they used an old drawer (I wish I had thought of that - I love recycling!)
this is a relatively easy and cheap way to get a light box
Righto, Gotto Go.... I want to trace out another stitchery to keep for myself!!!