Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Letter L - Scatterdays

 Purple - LAVENDER BEACH SHACK
It was by pure chance that I saw this purple shack at Campbells Cove, Point Cook.
We went for a drive to have a look at the new marina being built at Werribee South, and as we drove around the bend, this shack appeared.
There are many old and small fishing shacks along the edge of the bay, this one looked out of place.

 Sky - skyLINE
I never tire of sitting on the edge of the bay at Williamstown overlooking the skyline of Melbourne.
A great place for seeing the fireworks on New Years Eve.
I am originally from Sydney and you can't compare the two cities, but Melbourne is home for me.
It is exciting to travel overseas but it is always great to come home.

 City - LONDON
My parents sent me to London when I was 20 to "learn life".
I fell in love with the city of London and it took 38 years to return for a visit.
The plane landed at Heathrow, I was a little emotional, I felt like I had never left the place.
We walked around the city without a map, I knew exactly where I was heading and didn't get lost.

Lap quilt - CORSAIR
I made this lap quilt in 1995 for my husband.
He until recently scuba dived and I called it Corsair, which was the name of the dive club boat.
Black fabric - he loves night diving
Green, light blue and mauve marine fabric - this is the colour of the water at times out on the bay
Quilting - rope on borders to represent the shot line they use to go do to the bottom.
and  shells in the centre blocks.
I recently washed it and was surprised it didn't fall apart.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Impressive Quilts at AQC

 Just a few of the quilts that I loved.
I was so busy spending my day catching up with others that I didn't finish seeing the the majority of the quilts.
Unfortunately I also didn't get to take note of these wonderful makers.
I am in awe of your work.





I sat in Seminar 3 for 2 hours, then realised that I had missed the visiting Exhibition.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Australasian Quilt Convention

  I spent the day at the AQC in Melbourne at the Old Exhibition Buildings.
I now realise that I go to the event to spend it catching up with fellow quilters and not to buy anything at the stalls. I sat in on the Seminar of Todd Purcell, son of the founder of Superior Threads, USA. 
Excellent talk and look forward to hearing him again on Monday night.
I love this old building. Even though the weather was a little chilly, it still outshone with character, even when the sky turned grey.
 Our water restrictions have been lifted and the fountain is now gushing with water.
Autumn has suddenly crept up upon us.
The leaves are starting to turn and drop. 

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Letter A - Scatterdays

 Bird - ANNOYING SEAGULL
I sat and watched this annoying seagull flying at everyone who walked past it.
Perhaps it was annoyed that no-one had any food to throw at it.
 House - A-FRAMED ROOF
The Lighthouse Keepers Cottage at Cape Leeuwin, W.A.
I was told that the A-frame is designed to allow the wind to rush by and not damage the roof.
 Junk - ANTIQUES
What we once called Junk Shops are now upmarket Antique Stores.
This one in Williamstown, Vic, is closing down. It has some beautiful furniture in it. 
Such a shame!!!
Art in our sewing room - ANTIQUE QUILT CARDS
Several years ago I found these quilt greeting cards and decided to frame them.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

W.A.

 Tudor architecture, Perth
 Gate entrance, Fremantle Prison
 Stirling Park
 Dolphin off Busselton Pier
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse window.

Perth, W.A.

 A spur of the moment decision on the weekend, was to fly to Perth for a few days break. 
The weather was warm with no humidity.
Overlooking Perth from Kings Park
 This beautiful Australian Cedar tree sheltering the War Memorial, Kings Park.
 Overlooking Swan River
 We did a full day, 13 hour tour of the Margaret River area.
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet.
The weather became overcast, a relief from the heat of Perth.
 Fremantle Prison. John did a walking tour while I sat in the shade with a coffee.
The prison is no longer in use. 
We caught the ferry from Perth up the Swan River and came back by train.
The transport company of W.A. have free CAT buses that take you around the area, it was a great way to see Fremantle
 Bussleton Pier, which has been rebuilt. At the end is an aquarium, 
but we didn't have time to walk the distance to see it.
 Watershed Vineyard, where we sampled beautiful wines.
Kangaroos were grazing amongst the vines.
We spent some time at the Art Gallery, 
where an exhibition of photography of New York, was showing.