TEXTILES, QUILTING and TRAVEL
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Red is the Colour
Another yield of Cherry truss, Black Russian and Beefsteak tomatoes.
This finger eggplant certainly grew with a mind of it's own.
Friday, February 17, 2017
A beautiful summer afternoon in the city to wander the rooms of the NGV.
Setting up for "White Night", tomorrow evening, where our city comes alive with light and laser shows projected onto our buildings and streets.
by Maria and Theo Giannoukas
Relfections of Japan and it's People
A collection of humble portraits in hand-dyed, layered and stitched vintage kimono textiles
an exhibition at KIMONO HOUSE
Level 2 Nicholas Building
37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Finishes Friday 24 February, 2017
A small selection of the pieces.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
En Provence Mystery Quilt
Surprised at how much excess there is after trimming the blocks to the correct size.
Makes it easier for piecing.
Final border is attached, will have to take it to be quilted.
A Warm Morning in the Rose Garden
Spent a very warm morning (31 degrees) in the State Rose Garden.
We pruned 5 weepers, having a rest from raking all the cut deadheads onto the mat for pick up.
They are either burnt, if they have black spot or mulched.
Under one of our weeping roses, this mass of tangled stems with a few buds poking through.
A Peter James Rose called "Eyes For You".
Interesting shape and form.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Our weekend drive took us this afternoon to the Stonehouse Gallery at Warrandyte.
Nestling on the banks of the upper Yarra River.
There were many locals swimming and relaxing in the river.
The Stonehouse Gallery is currently having "A Behind the Scenes" exhibition of local artists coming in to share and show their talents, every day of February.
The former church is a treasure trove of beautiful textile arts and wares for sale.
Today's guest artist was Jan O'Neill, a local potter who sells and displays her wares at the Gallery.
We had a lovely chat about her pinch pots and glazing.
I was very excited to see a display of sale items by my favourite Textile Artist,
(I follow Michelle's blog on my reading list)
Hand felted scarves and blown glass balls.
Discovered these hand painted geraniums as we walked along the main strip of shops.
These reminded me of Tibetan bunting.
A lovely drive to the outskirts of Melbourne. Well worth a visit.
Friday, February 10, 2017
Green to Red
Homegrown always taste different to store bought.
Dwarf William pears
Self seeded pumpkin
The beginnings of another pumpkin
Heritage cherry tomatoes
Golden cherry tomatoes
Planted petunia seedlings and noticed the anemones popping through.
Does that mean Autumn is around the corner despite the hot temperatures?
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Gondwana 3 - PLANT LIFE
No 3 Challenge is now due.
Fossil evidence shows the plant families:
Proteaceae and the Cycads
date back hundreds of millions of years to the time of the super continent Gondwana.
The right side of the tree shows flowering plants.
The left side shows cone plants.