Friday, July 28, 2017

Victorian Quilters Showcase and Quilt/Craft Show

A lovely day catching up with friends and others that I had not seen in a while.
A little retail therapy with a few purchases.
The show seemed a lot smaller than previous years. Where there would have been stalls, catering and seating areas were in place.
 A brisk morning to walk from the station to the Melbourne Convention Centre on the Yarra River.

Watched a Qantas A380 fly over the CBD of the city.
For the passengers arriving on this flight from Los Angeles QF94, they would have had a stunning view of Melbourne. The plane flew along the Yarra River and over the Bolte Bridge.
A selection of quilts that took my eye.
 "Lindsay Would Be Pleased" by Lyn McIntyre 
 Best of Australia Queensland Quilters Inc.
"Cudgera Creek" by Sue Duffy 
 Best of Australia Canberra Quilts Inc.
"Beaumont" by Bronwyn Hill 
 "Japanese Dreaming" by Patricia McDonald

 "Cornflower Blue" by Karen Terrens

 "Promised Land" by Glenda Ingram
Profile a Member Group, Riveria Quilters Inc
 Simple and effective.
Best In Show Award 2017
"Colourful Retina" by Sugy Kim

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Red Bag

I made a bag using fabric that I had and loved. Not enough to do anything with but enough for a shopping bag.
Our local Plaza is going no plastic bags
Lined it with some clam shell fabric I had.

Dusted the cobwebs off the sewing machine and spent a few hours making it up.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Mellow Yellow

Visited Apple AGAIN this afternoon with another query and was able to work out where I was going wrong.
Did this post but realised I was not connected to the wifi, so here goes AGAIN as I am sitting as close to the wifi as possible. 

Hand stitching again, the original pattern uses pale blue for the background and I have decided to use a lemon fabric. It feels good to be able to feel the fabric in my hand.

Our lemon tree has a new crop.

My Jonquil's perfume can be smelt as I walk towards them. My daffodils are in bud.

Have used the white wool for the prem baby beanies and now onto the lemon for Jo.
Thank you Jo, the knitting has helped my hand heal.

My latest book purchase.

This book is very interesting and the stitching work is amazing.
Many thanks for your comments when I tried the previous attempt. 
I told Tim at Apple to duck as I was about to throw the iPad at the wall. 
He was amazing, patient and spent 40 minutes with me explaining . for the second time, will press Publish.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Photo Resize

Now to change size of picture.

See how this works.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Test post

Hope this works

iPADS, whoever invented these, have too much time on their hands.
The only way frustrated daughter could get a post is to email it to the blogger.
I think I will take Harvey for a walk!!
Apparently apple is not compatible with blogger.
No doubt will be told, I should not have bought it. 🤓

Techno Lesson

HELP please,
 Does anyone out there with an apple iPad know to put photos on their blog using
Many thanks -Jenni

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Techno Cull

 I have gone from this.....
Laptop, Kindle and large bag of chargers. this
Mini iPad and tiny bag carrying camera battery charger, SD and USB card reader, iPad charger, 2 international plugs and a phone charger. Weight wise, it has to make a difference.
....and from this power board to the cube power board.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Pruning versus Technology

 This morning spent a lovely 3 hours at Rose Garden with my fellow weeper buddies Geoff and Bev. We managed to prune 4 weepers with frozen finger and toes.
 Arrived at 8.30am to a walk across the crunchy frosted lawns.
 Slowly getting there, another rose to cross off the pruned list.
We are doing a "hard" prune this year.
I started on this one....
 and an hour later, no much to show....
By 11.30am when I left, the sun was out and the fingers and toes had thawed.
I love working in the garden, all the workers laugh, smile and there is no judging of others.
Fresh air and listening to the birds, make it a pleasant work site. I can honestly say that I have never had a bad day at the garden.
Came home to this....
Bought an iPad last night, a quick dash to the Apple store before heading out to lunch, as I had a lot of trouble setting it up. The young man was so nice, set it up, installed Kindle and Fitbit for me.
Have just spent 30 mins trying to download free Kindle books....HELP!!!
I think I may need to speak to Maureen to help me.
I have turned it off and put it in the "too hard basket" for now.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Knit 1 Purl 1

 Enjoying knitting Prem Baby Beanies to be sent to Jo for her hospital.
Can get one knitted each night while watching TV.
Not sure how many I will get from the skein, after finishing the white, will start on lemon wool.
 This morning went for a drive to Bendigo to have a look at the Weaving, Spinning and Knitting festival. Gold coin donation for entry, not a large area, the stalls were lovely and bright.

 The pink skein on the left is my purchase for a scarf.
Thought of going to the Sheep and Wool Festival after, my Garmen Nav wouldn't let me find it....
Drove around in circles...never mind, perhaps another day during the weekend.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Exhibition - Part 2

 Class 4 - Sue FERARRI, Warrnambool
Experimental Hand Stitching

 Class 5 - Nancy CRAWFORD, Canada
Advanced Encaustic Painting Adventure

 Class 6 - Lorna CRANE, Australia
Handmade Brushes and Mark Making

A sample of the exhibition pieces.