Friday, November 20, 2009

Landscape Workshop

Tomorrow I am going to an all day Landscape Workshop, really looking forward to it. Hope some of the new techniques that I learn will be able to be applied to a wall hanging that I am designing and planning on making in the New Year.

I will show a picture of my landscape when it is completed.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I follow Reit's Photoblog, she has some beautiful pics of her homeland. Earlier this week she received two awards, and had to tell seven things that" blog land" did not know about her. I began thinking what I would say, and found that it was more difficult that one might think. I did, however, come up with the following, in the form of an antique car ad.

1. 1941 model with 68,000 original miles.
2. Exterior needs cosmetic paint job.
3. Original interior except for two parts that do not effect the warranty.
4. Engine runs good.
5. Brakes need shoes much too often.
6. Has a tendency to use fuel, needs topping up three times a day.
7. Rear end has a tendency to sag a bit.

Have a good Wednesday.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

IPM Challenge Block

After a couple of cloudy days during the weekend, we have another beautiful day again today, sunny but rather nippy as we had a frosty morning.

I have finished my challenge block for the International Ploughing Match. I wasn't liking the way it turned out but, it looks OK. I have not done any reverse applique before, and should not have tried to do it on this block.

The challenge was to use four of the five pieces of fabric in the package, with no additional fabric and make a 12 1/2 inch block. Here is mine, it not a very good photo, all the colours are a bit washed out from the flash. The butterflies are done by regular applique the flowers and leaves, reverse applique.

Hope you are having a great day,

Thanks for looking.