Monday, 21 July 2014

Textile treasures

Recently I attended a workshop with Lisa Walton from Dyed and Gone to Heaven. We dyed fabric and then added some stencilling to the fabric and painted designs onto the fabric.


The last day we started to put the fabric pieces together, it was sort of like putting a jigsaw together, this is what my finished piece looks like, now it needs to have some stitching on it to tame down some of the colours in it.


The colours remind me of the poem by Dorothea Mackellar “My Country” the land of drought, flooding rains and then the fires that are so much a part of rural life.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

School Holidays

Last week we had 2 of the grandchildren come and stay for a week. They enjoy getting out on the farm and helping feed the animals and other outdoor activities.

So we played some backyard football, painting pictures, played a game or 2 of Snakes and Ladders, cooking and even had morning tea down the paddock with Grand dad. Sorry no photos -forgot to do that. But did get a couple when the cousins came to visit.

hayley 2                  bailey mika an cody

Hayley                                               Mikayla, Cody and Bailey.

Feeding chooksMikayla an Prince

Feeding the chooks                               Mikayla and Prince.

The house is quiet again now that they have gone home, maybe I will get to the sewing room again.


This is Cody who turned 3 yesterday. It is hard to believe how quickly time goes by.