We've been without power for hours and I had an adventure cooking eggs and tomatoes by candlelight, and making toast over the fire. We finished it off with chocolate and the company of a neighbor who only has electricity, no gas.
Fortunately it's back on again but its a bit scary out here in the studio.. so I think I will retire.
We don't realize how much we rely on electricity.
I need my computers, ipad, ipod and nano...for a start. Lights are an advantage as are my sewing machines, tv's and irons. Oh, then again we need the washing machine and the dryer...and an iron.
I think I could manage without my electric toothbrush, facebook and the phone because I use the cell phone.....Thats about it.
Note the pair of figures behind the duke's throne: is the one holding
his fingers up to the others lips to stop him from "spilling the beans?"
The story that Harold was tricked into promising William support in his
claim to the English throne
This image is in The Bayeux Cathedral. It's high on the walls of the Choir and easy to miss.
I have 4 pairs of scissors. All the same.They are just wonderful for cutting small applique details.Originally I used the scissors shown below, but I ended up with callouses on my fingers.I can put a pair at each station as I work. One on the light box, one on the light box,one by the fabric. One on the table and one by the ironing pad.Indulgent it may be, but with a 30 foot studio, it saves a lot of thinking, walking and time.
Somehow, I think I have a homing device on my being that says...
"Give that Gal a bit of a jog"
I had an encounter with as Koala today... well I did yesterday as well, I was looking up, locating him in the tree and he deposited his not needed internal waste on my shoulder.
Its not too bad, it just rolled off. It's the liquid stuff you have to watch.
But today another one has been parading the yard and exciting my dogs... he's huge, about at big as a small deer except he hangs around in the trees. I had a chat to him about his behavior and he just looked down on us with his little round eyes, but considering Lionel the dog was attacked a short while ago, I was a little anxious.
I'm picking up a couple of cute American Guys from the airport tomorrow...
We'll have coffee at the beach, dinner at our favorite restaurant in the evening and a bit of shopping for interesting stuff.....maybe.
I won't introduce them to our koalas because one of the guys has to perform on Friday.!!!!
There is a huge Quilting event here in Adelaide about to begin.
I collected the canvas I had printed for the "Ripped from Reality" series.
It is quite an expensive episode, but if it works out I think it will be quite effective. I manipulated my photo and had it printed onto stretched canvas which is about 2 ft wide by 3 ft 6" deep.
Now that I have the size, I will print the lady on fabric and add batting and backing and thread paint it. Now the tricky bit is... that if I print it this size and stitch it, it probably will shrink a little. Maybe I'll just do the lady and leave the background printed. Maybe I need to print it bigger.
It has to be exactly the same size as the image so the rest of the picture matches. hmm, it's a bit tricky, any suggestions?
The feet will will also be thread painted, then I will cut out the image ad stitch it onto the canvas by hand. (Well that's the plan right now)
I've had no time to sit at the computer to write over the past few days.
I'm in the middle of writing a program and it needs a lot of study and things that I will forget as soon as I write them down!!!
However, you can see a very small part of the program if you come along to the Quilters Guild of SA on Thursday next. (4th of October) I have a few surprises to share.
I had some time with the grandies on the weekend, we went through the Jungle and I showed them how to suck the end of the little blue flowers to get the honey... "No Tilly only two flowers not the whole darn field"
The 'jungle' is at the end of the street and lots of fun to explore. We collected the sap from trees and tried to tell the age of the biggest ones.!!!!!
We also had some drama, a branch fell on my new red car in the wind storm on Saturday and gave it a punctuation mark on the roof.
We dog sat my daughters dog, and when playing with our dogs he fell through the window....!!!! He's not injured.... just the window.
I went shopping for an emergency item, I decided I was only going to the small local shop so left my ugg boots on..... The shop was closed... so I had to go to the fancy shops in the next town where the ladies have on their "Sunday clothes" I tried to hide my feet. I tripped and all the credit cards fell out of my purse spreading over a huge distance and under shelves.....so I had to scrabble on the floor to pick them up and they don't respond to shiny red nails. Now that the attention was on me, I had forgotten to zip the coin side of the purse and all the coins fell out a few minutes later.... so scrabble on the floor again.... Having given my Mr Bean interpretation to the masses I went home and changed my ugg boots....!!!!
I spent another couple of hours on my lady today.... I finally had some time home in the studio.
Working on her eyes is quite delicate... but I'm happy with them so far. There is still work to do on them. You need to juggle just how much thread to add. It can build to a bulge if you're not careful.
The wrinkles on the left hand side (as we see them) is also a bit of a challenge, particularly over her eye.
I did a base color, then a single stitch light color and a single stitch black thread. I still have to hand stitch the eyebrows in single stitch.
I think I'm going to have a break and try the beads tomorrow.
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Carolyn Foley I am a high school Heath & Design Technology teacher, married with three children, all young adults.
Di Mill I am a Freelance Textile and Craft Representative with 2 children. I travel the state of Queensland, Australia, selling patchwork, quilting and craft supplies to retailers withing the industry.