Tuesday, December 19, 2006

'Piece de Resistance'

About time i put a photo up of my Biggest folly so far.
A mans suit jacket from an op-shop.Covered in fabric in the crazy quilt mode and then embellished with junk jewellery from my huge collection of the time.All the beading is hand sewin as was the fabric covering beneath.
Took me 3 years on- n- off to complete.
Needless to say it is very heavy but is still wearable. :)
Will find a photo of the back to put up soon.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Nearly Xmas

Well this has got to be the most changeable spring ever weatherwise.Mother nature sure has a bad case of PMS. :). every day is different.
So when the day has allowed it I have scooted out into the garden to weed weed weed prune prune prune.Only one large flower bed to go.thank goodness most of the plants in this one are higher than the weeds..:).
In other areas of the garden i have found more rhodos and azaleas and other small speciman plants hidden away.Its like a treasure hunt wondering what i would find next.
My wonderful B has put in the vege garden but the only thing really doing well is the potatoes. This changeable spring has really slowed down the growth rate.Mind you we did have 2 days of brilliant sun last week and wouldnt ya know i got a bad case of sunburn. I definately under estimated the power of the sun here.Grilled would be an appropriate word here. ;) lol.
The orchids travelled well and have continued flowering beautifully this year. Masses of blooms in vases around the house.Only 5 spikes left now. will see if i can put up a pic of some soon.
Xmas is here soon and weve both been creative for the 1st Xmas of Harrison. Our first grandchild. B made him a truck with a huge load of blocks and i made him a quilt from appliqued blocks I stitched back in 1996.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The view from the back garden.The Ruahines in the background.Where the long grass is the back garden drops away and under the wilderness there we found the remnants of terracing and an old pathway down to a flat area just to the left of the photo.We have removed most of the rubbishy stuff and can nearly make out all the hard landscaping..What a find!!! Will be a great little spot to retreat and absorb the view.
Well we,ve been here 2 weeks now and a very busy time has been had in the garden.We have 2/3 of an acre and alot of that is borders and trees.
A huge compost heap has been made from the prunings and trimmings and weeds from the property..The place hasnt been maintained for a number of years now and the growth was phenomenal.:)
The soil is wonderful and the millions of bulbs popping their heads up is fabulous.Every day something new is appearing.
The lady owner of the place a while back was an avid gardener and a collector of plants.
B has decided that the lean-to off the back of the garage will be the new home for his orchids.This weekend (labour weekend) will be their shifting time.Hopefully they dont mind too much as many are in bloom.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Getting the hang of this :)

Im also an artist.I work in 2 main areas. Fibreart and paintings. Both styles/types use layers and textures.I recycle whatever takes my fancy and incorporate into works.This particular piece used recycled paints and wallboard.

From time to time i will post others i have done and works in progress.

Trying to Find my way around my blog..sheesh..

This setting up is all new to me..Taking more time than expected.