Monday, 28 November 2011

what's new.....

Well - there's 27 sleeps to Christmas (sorry if you're not organised yet).........bit more shopping to do & then wrapping.  Why are men so hard to buy for (and I don't like buying the usual undies & socks either)....anyway it will work itself out I guess.

I'm working on a bolero in cotton (and white cotton at that) ...but pics of that next time when it's finished (back is done already).
young magpie

I can't quite believe the cheek of this young's sitting on top of an Agapanthus flower (ball like flowers on long stalks).  These flowers look colourful in the front garden, when everything is gradually dying off - there's not much for the wildlife to eat now.

I'll try to do antoher post when I have some sewing to show.....thank you for your comments - they do make my day.  Thanks also for reading my ramblings....

til next time

Monday, 14 November 2011

show results.....

Hello again....time definately flies...41 sleeps to Christmas (just in case someone else hadn't mentioned it) and the weather is certainly warming up (in the southern hemisphere anyway).

So, the past couple of weeks have been quite busy.  We travelled to Adelaide for the craft & quilt fair...some lovely quilts but no photos (sign said photography was not allowed), and have increased my stash, but everything will be put to good use (eventually lol)

Hardanger doily on 28 count from the book Award Winning Designs in Hardanger 2010
Both our local shows have been held & my hardanger doily won a 1st along with a few other things in the first show, so put another piece of hardanger in for the second show and that won a second.  

I did read that handmade is 'back in fashion' - I wonder why it ever went away.  It would be nice if the number of entries increased but I wonder how we get people interested in sewing, embroidery, crochet & the like?  Some groups run during the day (which is OK if you don't work), but how do you get younger ones interested when they maybe studying or have young children???  Then probably the cost of materials may also be out of their budget.....maybe at the shows we need a place for demonstrations of crafts...or leave some flyers with some names to contact if they want to learn.  I just think in maybe 30 years time some of these crafts may all but die out in some communities.....Sad really

Not much else for now........thanks for reading...