Our back garden

My lace panel is sent to Wongan Hills for the exhibition there – I’ll take some pics of the finished piece when it returns but I thought I’d show our back garden today as it’s not looking too bad now. Some of our Xanthorrhoeas (grass trees) have grown spears – below. These are native and were here […]

What I’ve been working on…

My lace hanging is done – here it’s shown on the Romeo water soluble plastic ready to be free machine embroidered. The circles were made first and stitched to Romeo to hold them in place. Then the areas in between the circles were embroidered in a marathon effort yesterday (finshed at 11.30pm) and the whole piece […]

Spring has sprung

This week we’ve had very wintery weather but today was better, so this afternoon we went to Araluen, a garden not far from us, to check out the tulips which were impressive. We unexpectedly ran into DH’s brother and sister in law who were taking his Mum to see the tulips. There were also beautiful magnolias, […]


A week or so ago our local branch of the Australian Sewing Guild ran a bag making workshop with Kay Platts.We had a fun day and came away with a few interesting patterns & techniques to try as well as the bag we worked on in the workshop – mine above. My daughter said it […]

Black Cockatoos, Pin Cushion Hakea & Fibres West

I usually take a photo of our Pin Cushion Hakea at this time of year – this year it’s particularly good. We’re having lovely Autumn weather at the moment so have been enjoying the garden while I recover. Below: So have these magnificent black cockatoos. Hard to get a good photo of them – this […]

Garden pics & there’s still time to win a thermofax screen

A couple of pics from our garden taken by daughter Renee who is home from Japan. Easter Lillies and doesn’t the basil look great! Below is an amazing apple cake that Renee bought at the Nagoya airport shop. I should have taken a photo of the wrapping too – it looked like a giant apple, […]

herb garden & holiday

This is our herb garden – DH is a supplier of herbs for our local vegetarian restaurant: Genesis in the Hills. It is great to have fresh herbs available when cooking. We recently had a short break down south at Dunsborough – the red kangaroo paws above are outside the Margaret River Chocolate factory. Kathleen […]

Garden & new work

We’ve been enjoying gorgeous Spring weather (although we need more rain) so I was prompted to take a couple of garden pics.Top is looking down towards the vegie garden which is shown below. A new covered notebook using one of my recent prints. This will be a surprize for someone soon. Another breakdown print – […]

Good and Bad News

The bad news first: my quilt, Red Gum, was not selected for Stitched & Bound. I’m just posting the detail pic today because I will submit the quilt for other exhibitions. This time I went to the trouble and expense of professional photos but I’m not sure if that helped. I think they sharpened the […]

New ATCs and Tree

Slowly getting back to work – The cold I caught while in Japan is nearly gone but still feeling tired and not 100% yet. Today we had to get our big Marri tree cut down because it was dying. I’m very sad as it’s always overlooked our back garden with lovely shade and shelter for […]