Thursday, July 2, 2009


My new grandson William arrived on June 5th. He is the first child for my daughter and her husband. My 3rd Grandchild.


Bedford Weir, Central Queensland

It was a beautiful May evening, parked in our bus beside Bedford Weir, near Emerald. Had to paint the picture, the photo just looked too dark. Now it's finished, I can finish my first pieced quilt. I have done a whole cloth one for my new grandson.

My Pencil Boxes etc

My other half makes the boxes, I decorate them with prints of my own Art work. Then they are varnished, finished off and packed. We travel around Oz and sell them in craft markets, from Victoria to far North Queensland. I have added magnetic Bookmarks with the same designs. I have 28 different designs and also paint on canvas, usually landscapes.
More on that when I get used to Blogging.
I do have an small outlet at Whyalla. The Tanderra Craft Village there sells my goods, and it is a wonderful village, on the site of the old BHP single mens quarters, a must visit for all craftspeople, with Quilters, spinners and woodturners just a few craft groups who have rooms there.
I am venturing into embroidery, and hope to make designs using my originals. More on that later. Then I can add them to my quilts.
Quilting is a craft I am very new to; my late sister Pauline Green was a fantastic quilter and embroiderer in New Zealand, but she unfortunately passed away before I got the quilting bug. So I am teaching myself, with the help of the lovely ladies in the craft forum.

The first Blog!

Home among the gum trees. An old gold town which was deserted in the 1860's. Cockatoos, Galahs and Kookaburras, all come for a feed, and to help weed the garden.