July 27, 2009

New ATC's

Hi All
Here are 4 of my most recently received ATC's - The 1st pic - left one is from Winifred Simhauser of New South Wales (Australia) and is "Self made cotton fibre background embellished with wool and silk" (the cotton fibre is grown on her property!), the right one is from Gail Walker of the UK. The second pic, left, is from Domi Bouguet Tognon of France and the paper flower one -J Prosper of Western Australia ... thanks ladies .... I am just finishing up my packing for the UK trip (away for 6 weeks) I leave for the airport this evening at 6.20pm (AWST - Australian Western Standard Time) my Daughter is taking me down there .... must go now and pack my wash kit and the final thing is my make up bag .... have to take the Polly Filler or else I'll frighten the native's haha!LOL!

July 17, 2009

Free Machine Embroidery Workshop

Hi All
Here are some pics from the Free Machine Embroidery workshop which I attend each month ... in the first workshop in March we Sun dyed fabric ... in April we did dispersal dyes and did some sample free machine embroidery work, in May we did machining onto the sun dyed fabrics ... and in June we did more embroidery with couched cords and satin stitch lines - pics to follow and this month we cut up a piece of the dispersal dyed fabric and arranged it in a design pinned to tulle and dissolvable fabric - machining "lace" between the pieces... pics of this to come to as they are still in the camera.
Only 10 sleeps to go until I leave for my 6 week trip to the UK .... I have been madly working the last couple of weeks on my competition piece for the end of September (Australian Lace Guild Conference week in Brisbane) ..... hence why I have been so quiet on this blog! I have popped by occasionally to visit fave blogs but have been to pooped in the evenings to spend too much time on the computer and of course at the moment we are watching the Tour De France which is televised live and the time itstarts on TV here is between 8pm and 10pm (as we are 7 hours ahead to GMT). Well it's about to start so ... comfy chair time hehe!

July 14, 2009

And the Winner is........

Hi All
As promised I did the draw today for the winner of the Wild Woman Brooch from the entry dated June 17th ... and (drum roll hehe) the winner of the brooch is .....Tatting Chic .... I will leave a message for you on your blog or perhaps you can email me your snail addy... Congrats and thanks to the others who entered ... I will do another giveaway later in the year when I am back from my UK/ Southern Western Australia/Brisbane travels :-) (I leave in 13 sleeps time hehe! but will be taking my tiny Asus Eee PC with me and hope to pop posts on this blog).

July 7, 2009

Giveaway reminder

Hi All
Just a quick reminder that there is one more week until I draw the winner of the little Wild Woman brooch in the previous post so do put a comment on the previous entry to be in for the win.....