Sunday, 5 August 2012

Farewell New South Wales

Tonight is our last night in NSW.....we head to Bright in Victoria tomorrow - a place that is sentimental to us as we spent out honeymoon there over 34 years ago.
Our most recent drive has brought us to Wagga Wagga - which I am told means "place of many crows". On our way here we stopped at Goulburn to visit the giant merino and the amazing bakery....

 Inside the bakery is a bit of Aussie humour.......
 and a welcome fire....
On route we viewed the majestic wind farm turbines which you either love or hate. I kind of like them, but then I don't live near them which I am told can be quite annoying.......
The last two days we have been working for Faye of 'Simply Stitches'. Classes were in the Commercial Club and the carpet captured my attention once again....
 as did the room dividers......
 Here is Faye doing some exquisite hand piecing......

 and here are the diligent workers at their machines.......

 Some of the girls brought some show and tell. The quilt above is from Johanna and is all hand appliqu├ęd and quilted and is also her own design. It is being made for her brother who loves water lilies....and below is Johanna's Arabesque quilt from a class last year that we did in the same venue. Johanna wanted to enlarge the quilt so she used an image of a Russian block that she found on my blog just for the centre. Your quilts are just beautiful and thanks for sharing Johanna
 Below is Val's stunning version of Portiere from Book 2. Her fabric selections are beautiful......
 ...and check out her stitching....all by hand!!

Thanks once again Faye for having me. Finally these are photos of just five of those nine new Art Nouveau blocks that I promised to all of you in class. (these were done by students at the Hawkesbury retreat in March this year - one day I might get to do them - the drawings are always much faster!)


As always....take care wherever you are (and it is only five weeks today until the first William Morris tour starts in the UK!!)

2 comments:

  1. I just ordered your second book. The Portiere pattern is gorgeous and I love anything with pomegranates.

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  2. Thank you Michele, for coming to inspire us.

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