About Me

I live in Tasmania with my husband of 40 years and have a daughter in Melbourne and a son in Launceston. My interests are quilting, theatre, reading, gardening, travel. I work as a chartered accountant.

Monday, July 23, 2007


At last I have found some time to do some creating - albeit in a small way.

A couple of weeks ago I went to an art exhibition of Christl Berg (who works in digital media - if you google her name you can see some of her work). One wall of the exhibition space was covered in leaves - so I made mine from fabric. I have painted and thread drawn on the leaf but the backside (which is a batik) actually looks more realistic! Need some more creativity.

Next week I am going on retreat so needed some simple projects to while away the time.
The first is using some Australian toile which I have dyed with Parissien essence to take away the stark whiteness, although it hasn't shown up in the photo. I am going to make up some 9 patches with the other fabrics for the quilt.

And I've always wanted to do a square in a square - was browsing through my book the other day and came across Judy Turner's scrap book. So I raided my stash (including some of my precious fabrics, which have remained precious for far too many years), bought a few to make up the numbers and have started to cut up the strips so I can hit the ground sewing - so to speak.

Watch this space for the finished projects.

Friday, July 13, 2007


Yesterday (Friday) I went to a Management Retreat at Freycinet for work. It was too nice a day to be sitting inside working but I did manage to get this snap looking across from the lodge towards Coles Bay on one of our breaks.

This morning one of the other girls and I got up early and braved the showers to walk up to the Wine Glass Bay Lookout. First we had to clear the track of a tree which had blown down overnight.

We also caught a glimpse of this rainbow through the bush.

I love the way the stripped bark has left these trees.

They had built a new track since I was there 4 years ago, and have used the local stone which comes in beautiful colours.

This rock is typical of the structure of the Hazards.

And we finally reached the lookout - the sun came out at the right moment and it was worth the climb.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Early this year friends asked if I would make them a patchwork tablecloth - the fun bit is that the table measures 3 metres by 1.5!! After much consultation I have finally finished the top - it won't fit on my clothes line but you get the idea. This is one that will definitely be sent out for quilting - the binding will be enough for me to do.