I am using freezer paper as a template to make the arcs for my Free-Wheeling Single Girl quilt, a technique that I find really quick and easy. I have had a couple of questions about this on Instagram, so here is a tutorial on my method.
I had an unexpected opportunity to go to the Sydney Quilt Show last weekend. So many stunning quilts to see! The intricate workmanship and time invested in these quilts was mind blowing. Here are just a few that took my eye!
I’ve been unwell for a few months now, with numbness in my hands and feet. I am booked to see a neurologist, but not until August. In the meantime, my instinct has been to keep my hands moving as much as possible. To that end, I’ve been crocheting!
I suggested at this time 12 months ago that I had all sorts of grand plans for 2016. Little did I know what the year had in store; that my 'grand plans' would go out the window, replaced by other events.
On my good days, I philosophise with myself about how we arrive in this world with nothing, and will leave with nothing; that houses and gardens are just the 'stuff' we accumulate in between. I lecture myself about materialism, and force myself to refocus on what I have, rather than what I've lost.
I get my best gardening done when I'm stressed! Our wheat crop is due to be harvested any day, and it is my job to deal with contractors, organise trucks and generally make it happen. One of the things I do to calm myself is to pop outside into the garden and pull a few weeds.
We had a brief trip to Sydney in the school holidays, and I finally got to visit Quiltsmith in Annandale. Another one to tick off my 'quilt shop bucket list'! I snapped these impressive hand pieced quilts while I was there
It has always been a mystery to me as to why 'Good Friday' is good. For such a sombre day in the Christian calendar, there doesn't seem to be too much good about it. Thankfully, we know that Easter Sunday is coming, and with the news of Jesus' astonishing resurrection, that there is wonderful hope.