November 27, 2008

Kids, Needlelace and patchwork wall panel

Hi All - I have been soooo busy getting ready for the Cattern's Day Lace Fair this coming Saturday and also working on the wall panel for our Family room... I want to get it finished before my sister in law and her family arrive in 2 weeks and 6 days time!!! Here is a pic of my Daughter back at the beginning of November on the Race track (Horse!) in Melbourne ... the first Tuesday of November each year is the race the "Country stops for" and the first time that she has been to Melbourne at all! the next pic is my son all dressed up ready to go on his year 11 River Cruise ... I didn't get to see him as I was away in Brisbane at the Lace Guild conference when it was on :-( so daughter took this pic for me ...
I couldn't remember if I put a pic of my Needelace "Frilled Neck Lizard" on here if I didn't here it is now ...this piece was designed especially to go on display at "The Lace Place" which is a lace museum about 4 hours drive from Perth!!! inland (East) at a place called "Hyden" where the "Wave Rock" is! (if you want to Google it)! It is my own style of needlelace called "Cordonnicot Lace" and that is why it is on display there as a type of lace "invented" in Australia! The last pic is the middle of my wall panel for the Family room ... I am making it in 3 parts so it is easier to do the machine and hand embroidery on it ... more pics are being taken as it progresses and a couple of days ago I started working simutaneously on the 2 end panels ...
so more info to come .....

November 15, 2008

Lace from West Aus at the AGM

Hi All - here are a couple of pics from the AGM display of the Western Australian display which I put together with the help of 3 other WA gals. There are a few bits of mine here ....the coloured piece at left of the 2nd pic is my "A Tree for all Seasons" Needlelace piece. The Bedfordshire bookmark at very bottom right of the 1st pic is also mine ... as is the the coloured Venetian Gros Point necklace and earrings at left of 1st pic ... 2nd Item up... the little "Punto in Aria" mat under the colour Tree for all Seasons is also mine. There are some suberb bits of lace here especially the large oval Romanian point mat on the right done by one of the memebers of the Embroiderers Lace group here in Perth ... absolutely gorgeous ...I could find a home for that one haha!

November 13, 2008

Queensland visit

Hi All - Just a quick post ... here are a few pics from my trip away back at the end of September ...during the Lace conference week we had the Wednesday off - I went out and about with 3 friends and we went up to the "Glasshouse Mountains" to a place called "Montville" where there are lots of lovely "grockle" shops (Tourist) ... the other 2 pics I took on the way "up" the mountains ... couldn't find a hill with a lonely goat so took a pic of a lonely cow on a mountain instead haha! Went for my usual walk this morning with my mate along the cliff path near us ... nice day for it ... it was a high today of 24° and sunny but of course the flies were out but we both now have fly nets to go on our hats haha! so we had the last laugh!

November 8, 2008


Hi All - Sorry for the lack of blogs recently...I have been soooo busy. The painting and decorating of our large living area is finished ...the last of the furniture arrived yesterday and today and tomorrow we are putting all the stuff away in it's new home(s) i.e.photograph albums, puzzles, board games, and lots of other "useful" junk!!! haha!
With the time change here the difference to the UK is a pain in the bum! and I haven't been staying on the computer as long in the evening I have just been popping on to read a few emails. Here are some ATC's... the first one is by me with a yacht and birds painted on some dyed silk (Old Op shop (Charity shop) blouse which I bought to chop up!) and a little bit of tatting for the waves (I made 4 as the lace display in early September at the Albany Lace Weekend was a theme of " Nautical but nice!" and I had no lace which would have been appropriate so thought I would whiz up 4 ATC's (1which I am keeping for myself) and the other 3 to swap at the Lace Guild AGM at the end of September ... The second ATC was made by my friend Mary ...she does some great stuff ... this one is called "Leather and Lace!" it has tatting on some leather and some textured knitting wools used. The 3rd one is another of mine ... I made 12 ladies (all slightly different) I hand painted calico for the background then painted the ladies on then embellished them with tatted lace and beads for their jewellery! I have another "swapping" session to attend at the Cattern's Day Lace Fair here in Perth on the 29th of this month and after that I will post whichever ATC's I have still available for swapping if anyone is interested. I am still madly painting bobbins for the Lace Fair and have also managed to find a small amount of time to make 4 Xmas cards for the online lace group I belong to. I have also done a little more work on the wall panel for our newly decorated Family living area. No peace for the wicked ...bwah hahahahahaha!