A place to share with others - my love of needlework and Crazy Quilting which my daughter introduced me into some time ago.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Heart and Postcard

I received a beautiful heart today from Wilma. I am a great fan for trees and the snowy scene is just perfect on the heart. Beautiful stitches too. It is amazing how in real life these hearts are far better than the picture.

Faye made the card which is really fabulous. She used some sheer over printed material, painted gold stars etc and her stitches too are beautiful.
One the back of the card it is most professional. Faye has printed all but her greeting and even has a company name. Perhaps I should take a pic of it and blog it.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Bushfire -later

This shot has just been taken. At 7.50pm it is lighter than it has been all day.The wallabies have come for a feed of grass.

Bushfires in Eastern Victoria

Although we are in no danger from the bushfires, as we have a 2k wide lake between the fire and us, I thought I'd let you see what the sky looked like this afternoon at 2.30pm.
We have had a week of smoke filled sky -looking as if it was about to pour rain. We also had some clear sunny days, when the smoke was blown toward Melbourne, over 300 kilometers away. People in Melbourne have been worse off than us and many have respiratory problems, aggravated by the smoke.
There was a grey sky all morning and the smell of smoke has heavier than usual. Not too bad though. Then by 2pm it started to become very dark and half an hour later we needed to turn on the lights to see our way around the house.

I decided to make our meal at 4pm in case the power went out again. No problem. The electricity is still on. The last two pics are lighter as a very turbulent strong wind came through and blew most of the smoke away, but still left us at 5pm with no lightening of the sky.

I pity the people who are fighting the fires, who have lost homes and properties and those poor devils who are still waiting and hoping the fire will pass by or die out. I can't imagine the heat and awful conditions they are bearing with.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Postcard Addiction

As you see I am still addicted to making postcards. These are but a few. I will be sending some to the family this year.

The photos are still not clear and bright as they should be.

My three Christmas Ornies

These three Ornies were from a Swap I was in. The stocking was by Florence and her work is, as usual, beautiful .
Sandie's beautiful cream Fan is so delicate and her roses are perfect.
Faye made the Christmas triangle and it is just lovely. I wish my camera work was better as none of these ornies show as much detail, or are as colourful and beautiful as they are 'in person'. Thank you girls for such lovely treasures.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

UFO vest for 2007

I started this vest about 3 years ago and it will be one of the UFO's I hope to finish next year. I love trees of any kind, even dead ones for their skeletal beauty.

Poor vest has been in a 'To do' basket for too long.

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