Sunday, 20 January 2013


Our sunflower continues to change and grow:

It's popular with the bees.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Tea Cozy

We had a belated Christmas lunch for my quilting group, Connected Quilters, and I made (another) tea cozy as my Kris Kringle gift. The pattern is called "Afternoon Tea Party" by Nancy Green of Pink Sand Beach Designs. The only tricky part with the pattern is sewing the circular base to the two rectangular sides, the rest is very straightforward.

As luck would have it, my Tea Cozy was drawn by by the most teapot owning member! Enjoy, Lisa.

One of these days I will get my own cozy made ...

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

First finish for 2013

My first finish for 2013, thanks to Day 1 of the Australian Open tennis. A hand painted, sun printed and now hand quilted piece of fabric made in the Lisa Walton 'Textured Treasures" workshop held at our Vickery Quilt and Craft Retreat late last year. I will frame it for hanging at Vickery.

Sunflower burst

Our sunflower opened fully today for the first time. 
Lovely day with 29 C forecast.