Here are the Artist Trading Cards my classmates made. Enjoy.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
I chose to relate the cards to my first book, The Maria Challenge Quilt. I gathered all the scraps left over from the quilt I made, the one which appears on the cover.
Then I sewed the scraps together into a rectangle, as best I could.
Once all the pieces had been incorporated, I slashed and sewed, slashed and sewed in different directions until the fabric piece was made of smaller pieces of each pattern.
Next I cut up 9 cards, 6" x 4" as instructed to do.
Each card was finished off with a machine zigzag stitch around the edge.
Monday, 14 May 2012
My daughter gave me wonderful Mothers Day gifts which included Jinny Beyer's book, a chocolate tulip, earrings and a card full of the most beautiful (and superlative) words. I was also able to spend the day tucked up indoors out of the rain and wind and cold, and do what I felt like, which included homework for my classes - I made a couple of colour wheels, one using acrylic paints, and began a stitch sample. We also watched Little Women, the version with Elizabeth Taylor in it. I can't believe how much it is like Anne of Green Gables in storyline, and how many lines from the Anne miniseries are identical to those from Little Women. I cried - of course.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Eagle at entrance to Healesville SanctuaryWe've had a friend visiting from Leeds in the UK. I haven't seen her for 26 years and it was SO good to spend four days with her. My itinerary was full and exhausting and we didn't quite make it to the end of my list of things to do, but that was okay. We had a great many laughs along the way, usually at my expense! We tried to give her as comprehensive an overview of our part of Australia as we could, going to Healesville Sanctuary to see the Aussie animals, the Patchwork Tea House (my happy place), Sovereign Hill, Clunes Booktown, Melbourne arcades, market, Shrine of Remembrance, Botanic Gardens ...
We all ended up foot sore and weary, but happy. She's gone to Sydney now, and I miss her.