When Mary posted "A Portrait" as our next challenge I wondered what on earth I could do. Then the state of politics in Australia in the last two weeks was a gift!
The Australians and probably the New Zealanders in our group will get the reference. If there are readers outside our countries, the Labor Party in Australia is often said to be run by "faceless men". That is, party members, not elected to parliament, who set policies and do deals without their names or faces being known or published. Last week the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, made a speech saying that if the nation voted for the opposition Liberal Party at the next election then all we would get in the government would be men wearing blue ties and no women. Unfortunately, at the time, she was surrounded by her senior cabinet and party colleagues, all men in blue ties! And now she is no longer the Prime Minister.
So I couldn't resist making a faceless man wearing his very nice blue tie. What fun!
PS I know I have posted this early, but I am setting off to visit my sons and the Sisters Quilt Show on Saturday and won't be back until well after the deadline.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
WATER for Margie.
This image will remain in my memory of the area Port Stephens we recently left.
Seventeen years of fun and pleasure in this area.
We now look forward to finding all the hidden goodies that exist here in the Central Coast.
We are delighted with our move and look forward to many years here closer to family and friends.
Hard to take Kay around the corner.
We look forward to getting to know Kay and Bard more.
Have a wonderful trip you and the 'others'.
Look forward to another dinner at Darling Harbour in 2014.
Fireworks were a go again on our night of dinner shared with the fun four.
You didn't think I could do it again!!!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Aquarius has been a work in progress for several weeks and sadly it is now finished and must be on its way. I have enjoyed every moment of its creation. I do apologise for the time it has taken to complete it but it has been so much fun to once more play with and try to master shiva oil sticks and prisma colour pencils then finally to add the stitching. I do hope Margie, Aquarius gives you pleasure too.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
"...Looking down from above into a rock pool. If you look carefully there are some fish hiding in there.
Materials used - fly screen, cellophane stressed, tulle, paint, lace, batik, cotton,velvet, muslin and glitter.
Techniques - free motion machine quilting, heat stressing, and lots of fun."
I do like the idea of using "lots of fun"- Margie
[if you click on the picture you'll get a full screen version which might help to find those fish!]
Monday, June 3, 2013
My first attempt at this block, I could not find details for a pieced block so this was done with foundation piecing.Thank you Margie a pleasure to complete the challenge. Blue is my favourite colour . Looking forward to catching up with some of you next week, thank you Pam for organising the dinner.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Have to say I expected blue to be the dominant colour in all your 'water' quilts - how wrong I was.
Given the interesting and different responses it seems you enjoyed the challenge - I hope so anyway.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
PS. I do not like working with metallic thread!!