Fabric Postcards and ATC Swaps

If you enjoy trading postcards and ATC's (only textile related please) - I would be happy to swap with you. Send your cards to P.O. Box 7127, Ansfrere, 1711 South Africa. I will then return my cards to you. See the tab above for my latest work.



Our craft group meets every second Saturday of the month at the Liberty Church in Discovery at 2pm. Anyone welcome.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Although I have not had much time for making anything, my whole year has been spent on designing and teaching others.  I have been brooding over the fact that the whole year has been concentration on getting the Teachers at our guild accredited and now my last workshop will be held next month.  I can then step down and give some-one else a turn.  Maybe this time next year I can finally finish something like my Rose of Sharon above.  

Another one I have been doing is the Sampler Class of which my first student has successfully completed this month.  What a good feeling.  Am so proud of her.

So, am looking forward to some stitching time in the near future.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Teaching

While I have not had time to update my blog for some-time, the good news I have my passion, dream and desires coming to fruition.  Yes I finally have the studio I always wanted, I am an accredited Teacher and I am absolutely loving designing my own quilts and teaching them.
My students are terrific and I love having them in the studio.  It is such a buzz of activity and so rewarding.

I hope to post again soon and show you what we have been making.

Anyway would love to hear from you?  What you making?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Busy busy busy

Havent posted in awhile as am SO busy teaching!  We have some new outreach ladies very keen on quilting and we started the 9 patch blocks and about to tackle the rail fence blocks with them.  What a pleasure it was to see their face when they saw how easy it was to create a 9 patch strip-pieced.  Oh wow, it was a treat.

Need to get them some basic tools as none of them have mats, rotary cutters or rulers.  Will post photos of them with their items when possible.  We are going to make them into bags as I had been making one for a gift and when they spotted this, they wanted one too.  So next month we will tackle this.

Such fun!

 What are you doing?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Heart to Heart

This is a miniature quilt wallhanging which holds special memories for me.  Do you have one of those?  Firstly the background fabric was tie-dyed with a lovely bunch of ladies at a quilting retreat held in Johannesburg.  We had so much fun learning the techniques, seeing everyone's different colours and I loved my fabric.  As it was so bright I wasnt sure what I was going to make with it.  Then when I started the Craft-Time Group meeting monthly at the Church, I launched the heart wallhanging as a first project, swapping hearts amongst us for those who wanted too.  I was the only one using the needleturn technique for my hearts so I did not swap.  I knew my bright fabric with hand-dyes would be great for this.  I added hand embroidered flowers to the hearts and I now love my bright and cheerful heart wallhanging.

What do you think?

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Feeling Blue!

I haven't posted in awhile.  My time has been limited and just have not found time to do much lately.  Have been battling with glandular fever (we think) still waiting for the blood tests, but am so... tired and my lymph glands are so swollen.  Not a good feeling as I just want to sleep, sleep, sleep!

So all I have done in the last few days have been some fabric postcards by hand.  Okay it has been soothing.  I have created another page in order to show these, so click on the tab above for the latest ones.  Still one more to add. 

Love the handwork postcards and ATC's dont you?  Love to hear from you all. 

Hope you will be taking part in the crochet and knitting week?

Friday, February 19, 2010

Does anyone know how?

Hi Everyone

I would like to put up some pdf files for people to download with some quilt patterns.  How do I do this?  I do not see a way to upload them or download them?

Thanks for your help.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Psalm for the Day