Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dawn Service at the Shrine

4.30 am this morning, The Poppies were being laid out on Princes Bridge 
for the veterans to march through.

 Followed the crowd  down St. Kilda Road to the Shrine for the Dawn Service.
 Crisp, cool morning, with a little rain.
After the service.
 A beautiful sight, carpets of the 250,000 Poppies on the bridge.
Tomorrow, my poppy that I am wearing, will be placed at the new Australian and Turkish memorial in the Kings Domain to honour my Grandfather.
 More at Federation Square. 
100+ poppies that I knitted are somewhere among the field.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Art Play Postcard

Art Play Group, 
we were given a piece of Black and White fabric to do something with or change it
and bring it back to last month's GTG.
I missed the day and the new challenge was set for May GTG.
"A Postcard".
Decided to have a play with the fabric and made my postcard out of it.

"Golden Fern"
Used some stencils, machine embroidered ferns and shiva stix.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Exquisite Threads - National Gallery of Victoria

Popped into the NGV to see the free embroidery exhibition
A sample of what is on show - Excellent.
Well worth the visit.
Also visited the Golden Age of China exhibit.
The embroidered tunics and robes of the Emperors were amazing

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Walk Down Brunswick Street

Brunswick Street, Melbourne is a characterful and quirky street.
Went for a stroll after lunch at the Cheese Cellar.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


 Some very moving quilts for the "Lest We Forget" Challenge.
Each and everyone of us have been touched in some way.

I found my Great Uncle's grave in France when we visited Glisy.

My maternal Grandfather was a stretcher bearer in the Lighthorse stationed in Egypt.
When he died in his 80's, it was found that he had lived all his life with shrapnel embedded in his brain.

My paternal Grandfather was Turkish, and because of his nationality, was interned in jail in Sydney during the 1st World War. It was 6 months after the war had finished that it was realised, he and 6 others were still in jail, they had been forgotten and left there. I never met him, but my mother always said he was a very gentle man was proud to be a naturalised Australian.

 I loved this quilt "Celebrate" by Katherine Jones.

AQC 3 - Jan Irvine -Nealie - Amazing Stitching and Air Brushing