Friday, April 24, 2015

A teaser

As we are off travelling again for a couple of months, I'm leaving you with a teaser of the quilt I've just finished. It is bright and happy and celebrates a drink I'm very fond of. My next blog posts will be from North America and fingers crossed the technology will not defeat me! Ciao!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Billycart Kitchen

Finally got to have breakfast at Billykart Kitchen, Annerley Brisbane and try their dishes which are not the usual café fare. Chef Ben O'Donoghue has converted a corner store into a modern eatery. The coffee is very good.
My seed sprouted bread was topped with a spicy avocado and goats curd finished with fresh tomato salsa.
Bob chose the Mexican beans, chorizo, eggs and tortillas with avocado and said it was delicious. I also had a slice of fig and almond tart but was so engrossed in eating each delicious morsel that I forgot a photo!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The STATE of the ART QUILT 15 exhibition is up at Gallery 159, 159 Payne Road, The Gap Brisbane and I had the honour of opening it as well as the privilege of jurying the pieces. It is a colourful and lively exhibition with many thought provoking pieces. The fact that there is no theme only adds to the eclectic freshness.
I have missed the last 2 openings if this exhibition in this venue and enjoyed hearing the artists who were present talk about their work. Helen above.


Monday, April 20, 2015


I am not an experienced indigo dyer or stitcher, but am pleased enough with these pieces of cotton and can see possibilities.
Ali George runs indigo dyeing workshops and it was her vat these pieces were dipped in.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Beach weekend

It was lovely to get away for the weekend and relax with good friends. The wet weather didn't bother us one bit. I loved all the inviting little touches in the beach house.
And as it was Mexette focused, memorabilia was also on display.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

More pattern

Here are some photos of more patterning from the Werribee Open Range Zoo. Before the ticket box is a group of large African animals, seen in the zoo. The animals have been made very appealing by mosaics and interesting painted treatments.
The children love climbing over them.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Getting ready

It has been busy here with 2 quilts to complete before I can go off for my next adventure with Bob. We have chosen the USA, Canada and Alaska for Wilderness and Wildlife with not an Italian cathedral in sight! Variety is the spice of life for us ad I hope I can keep you up to date via this blog and facebook also. I like to travel with a journal so got out the watercolour paints to add colours to the blank pages.
All the pages now have some colour and information about quilt shops I can visit is being added.
In Canada we will be spending a month in British Columbia.
The End- couldn't leave the back cover plain!