Thursday, March 23, 2017

A Taste of Morocco

A sample of Emma's travel photos.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

No Time For Sewing, Even If I Was Allowed

While Emma is in Morocco on holiday, we are minding Harvey for 4 weeks.
 Emma didn't realise her pants blended into the fountain.
Tower of the Hassan ll Mosque in Casablanca
Lanterns in Mosque
He is a beautiful pup, but if he is not careful, he may end up as a floor him dearly but he can be exhausting.

Last summer due to the extreme heat, I bought a cheap hand towel, attached velcro straps and Emma soaks it in water. Came in handy these last couple of weeks, put it on and he won't let us take it off him.
For a dog that does not like water.....
 Sadly my plants have been broken as he loves to jump the garden bed with his toys and take them the long way round to bring back to us when playing.
I cringe every time he jumps past my Clivia. The Iris were thick with foliage, not now.
 Broken Hydrangea. Have taken the broken stems and used them as cuttings.
 Poor Fuchsia has not much left of it.
 I am not allowed to hand sew before the next checkup in late April, I am going nuts with no sewing to do. Machine sewing with one hand, surely wouldn't be classed as hand sewing.
Our quilting group has an Easter challenge, 8 inch square, must include at least one Easter egg and one rabbit.
I had some fabric that had 2 bunnies in the print....does this count?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Diary Dates

Geelong Patchwork & Quilters’ Quilt-In 2017
When: Saturday 20th May 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Venue: Barwon South Civic Centre
7 Reynolds Road, Belmont
Guest Speaker: Michelle Hill
Charity will be ‘We All Rotate’ (Nepal charity through Judith de

A Textile Journey to Infinity & Beyond
A journey of mediums in creative textiles, felt and printing.
Where: National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool St, Geelong
When: 2nd June to 27th August 2017
Let the cosmos be your guide.
Find your inspiration amongst gas, dust and stars.
This must-see textile exhibition is an eclectic showcase of original
handcrafted scarves entered by anyone - from school kids to beginner
crafters to accomplished artisans from Australia and internationally.

Jan Preston’s Textile Art Exhibition
first showing at Kimono House
This Exhibition follows the legacy of a journey taken
by Wilfred Preston during the years of WW11.
To discover and create with an artistic purpose….
To convey the emotions through the passage of textiles in varying mediums
and surface design.
Where: Kimono House Gallery
Level 2, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne
Lift access via Cathedral Arcade, corner Flinders Lane
When: Tuesday June 27th to Friday July 21st 2017
Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
* A demonstration & meet the Artist July 15th & 19th, 10.30am - 2pm

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Wool Museum Geelong

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is exhibiting at the Wool Museum.
This is the third segment of the exhibition we have seen.
Amazing photography, especially the 11-15 year old category, who no doubt borrowed their parent's cameras. 
Australia was represented with only one photo, the rest were from around the world.
Another exhibition was Gondwana, I need to do a 4th piece on this subject, came home with a couple of ideas. 

The 3 categories I have made  are:
 Gondwana - Splitting of the Lands
Soil Samples of the Land
Tree of Flora and Fauna in Gondwana Time

 The Mary Wade Quilt by Kirstie Duncan.
In honour of Australian paleontologist, Dr Mary Wade who studied the first animals in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. 
 Creatures of the Slime Quilt by Maki Saito, Kyoto, Japan
for the Australia Post stamp issue based on the artwork by Peter Trusler.
Investigated origin and demise of Ediacaran fauna.
 John is a descendant of James and David Strachan who established and became partners of the Woolen Mills in Geelong. (David is John's middle name)

Monday, March 13, 2017

Meeiyan Art Gallery

 We went for a drive down the South Gippsland Highway, 2 1/2 hours from home, to see the exhibition of Glenys Mannn Co-ordintaor of Fibre Arts Australia.
 For a small country town, it was very busy.
 Someone has a sense of humor!!


I emailed Glenys to say how stunning her work was and she said she found all the paperwork in her local op shops.

(my apologies for the reflection in the glass)
 These were made of metal and wires.

We stopped at Tooradin on the way home and enjoyed an icecream of Rum and Raisin for John and Ginger Megs for me.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Golden Textures Exhibition

Biennial Contemporary Quilt Exhibition
Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Neill Street, Maryborough, Victoria

 The Old Fire Station, built in 1861, is the Gallery
The standard of the 2017 Golden Textures exhibition is no different with Jenny Bacon commenting:

Many have chosen subjects that relate to Australia’s landforms, landscape and geological history. Some have chosen to depict our unique flora and fauna, thus continuing this interest of Australian women artists which has continued since Colonial times. Interestingly, this year several have chosen the theory of waves and flow as their inspiration.  As usual the use of colour is exceptional, and some are daring to come off the wall, making three dimensional pieces. It promises to be an exciting exhibition'.

 An exhibition well worth driving up to see.
 Maryborough has many beautiful old buildings in the main street.
 Leadlight window of Coleman Bros is now a KFC shop.
It gave me the impression that it may have been a butcher shop.

 The Bull and Mouth Hotel, 1904.

Intrigued with these monkey's hanging in the jewellery shop.