Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Convent Gallery

 Our Sunday afternoon drive took us to Daylesford to visit the gallery.
It's origins date back to the 1860's gold rush, originally built for the Gold Commissioner, it was known as "Blarney Castle".
 The Catholic Church purchased the building in the 1880's for it's presbytery. 
In 1892 the building was deemed appropriate for nuns and boarders, the convent and boarding school for girls was opened.
 A typical cell of a bed and wash stand for the Presentation Sisters who served at the convent. Material possessions had no value for the 30 nuns who over time served here.

 Today, over 100 years since it's establishment as The Holy Cross Convent, the beautiful building continues as The Convent, an historical icon for art, history and culture. There are 6 gallery areas with a cafe and shop.

 The Chapel, built in 1904 and remains relatively untouched.
Today, Weddings are conducted in it. 

Friday, January 20, 2017

Triple En Provence

Our city quilting group met yesterday for a lovely day of sewing, chatting and catching up after Christmas. Our first GTG for 2017, was a show and tell of our Mystery Quilt made by 3 of us.
(Unfortunately my link to other blogs does not work, if you go to my reading/following list you can see their progress.)
 Our 3 quilts together.
Left - Mine
Middle - Vireya
Right - Jeanette
Despite us using different fabrics, it was surprising how the 3 blended together as one.
This is my first mystery quilt and I have enjoyed the companionship of the 3 of us bouncing ideas of each other, thank you J & V.
 Jeanette - use of soft grey's with crisp neutrals and her stars with a magenta centre, gives it a zing.
Size - 3 x 4
blog -skippingstitches
Vireya - the quilting has already been started. 
Use of a softer magenta for the stars with patches of darker neutrals gives it a beautiful scrap look.
Size 3 x 3
blog - vireya's blog

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

En Provence Mystery Quilt Thus Far...

It looks quite different in the flesh as the lighting in my dining room this evening, gives it a yellowish tinge. I am pleased that I have progressed further than I expected. 
A neutral border still has to be added.
(Not hanging properly as it is pinned onto another quilt)
Taken early this afternoon, a different colouring from tonight.

Need a break, the Big Bash Cricket is on the TV, will sit and watch my favourite player, Kevin Pieterson, the Melbourne Stars team.

Quote - Day 6

Fran├žois-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire.
He was a versatile writer, producing works in almost every literary form, including plays, poems, novels, essays, and historical and scientific works. He wrote more than 20,000 letters and more than 2,000 books and pamphlets. He was an outspoken advocate of civil liberties, despite the risk this placed him in under the strict censorship laws of the time

Monday, January 16, 2017

Quote - Day 5

William Nathaniel "Bill" Phillips is an American entrepreneur and author. He is the author of the most successful fitness book of all time Body for Life: 12 Weeks to Mental and Physical Strength

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Quote - Day 4

Quote - Day 3

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States from 1901 to 1909.