Sunday, April 26, 2015

Bluebird Wisdom

I gave you a little sneaky quite some time ago of this project that I was working on.
Well it is has made it to the cover of the next Country Threads Magazine. Can you see all that gorgeous quilting...feathers of course!!! Well it was so beautifully quilted for me by my lovely friend Fiona from Bubzrugz ....
I was so thrilled with how it turned out and have been itching to share it.
These fabrics were favourites that waited soooo long for the right project for them.
Thank you so much "Wonder Quilting Woman" Fiona xxxx

Today is a very special day.....our eldest little Grandie girl's birthday.
Love this photo.
Happy Birthday and lots of love Sweet Miss Charlotte xxx
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Saturday, April 25, 2015

We Will Remember Them

This beautiful wreath was made by my Daughter's class 3b at Runcorn State School. A beautiful tribute for the 100th Anniversary of the Anzac's landing at Gallipoli. Constructed of all their painted hand prints. Well done kids.
Namaste and Blessings
Michelle xxx

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Inspiring People

I wanted to do a special little post to introduce you to my very talented art teacher Sandra Temple.
Sandra is a very inspiring person and is an extremely talented award winning artist. Her love and knowledge of our natural world and it's inhabitants is amazing. Sandra is also a member of the Queensland Wildlife Artists Society.
I had been admirer of Sandra's work for a very long time and am thrilled to be now taking classes with her.
Sandra is also a very accomplished and well known Body Art painter (not sure if that's what you call it but it's amazing) and has also illustrated several children's books which are just gorgeous.
Her artwork is just beautiful....
the detail is incredible.
To see them in real life...stunning! We have so much talent in our own backyard. It makes me feel really proud. You can see now why I am loving my classes and learning so much.
Sandra is having a huge Stocktake sale of some of her art work as she is running out of studio space...I can only dream lol!
You can visit Sandra's website HERE  and if you would like to learn to draw or paint she holds classes at Beenleigh and Munruben here in the Great South East of Qld.
I hope you enjoyed meeting this very inspiring lady.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

More EPP blocks

I have been making a little headway with my EPP blocks for Remembering Roma quilt. I just love the Pentagon flowers and can't wait to do more with these papers.
and the baby hexie blocks are growing too!
They look so nice all together...
You will remember me telling you that my new little project I drew up over Easter was going to be waiting awhile...well I can't really see that happening.... I BOUGHT background fabric!!!!! I am so weak willed!
I think I got a bit too smug about using all my French General fabrics for "Roma"....ya gotta be careful else you'll get caught LOL!
After I do a seperate post about my art teacher I am off to the Doctor's as I have caught yet another bug. I cannot believe that I once worked with sick people all day long and got nothing. OVER IT!!!
Have a lovely day everyone,
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xx

Saturday, April 18, 2015

FNSI

Last night was
hosted by Wendy of Sugarlane Quilts. I got a little done in the afternoon as I knew I was going out to keep this little cheeky person company..
So after lots & LOTS of story books Miss E hit the pillow and Nana got a little stitching done.
This is the prep work on a little secret gifty type project I am working on.
I have to dash as I am actually making headway with the "Secret Michelle Stitching Project" I started what well over 12 months ago...
You may not even remember it's been soooo long! Wish me luck!
I will be going for a little visit to see what all the "Friday Nighter's" got up to later. Thanks so much lovely Wendy for having us over at your place once again x
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

More Tiny Hexies

Good morning all. Now that I have finished my French General Dresden's quilt I am back to "Roma's" quilt and have been musing over a little border for around the centre layout...sooo I decided some little hexies in a four patch block would be just the ticket and so paper out and ......
lots of little 1/2 inch hexies. I popped a couple on to their background block to see what they looked like.
You can see by the 10 cent piece that they are tiny...but so cute! It is true what they say about EPP...you cannot stop at one! I bought some pentagon papers that I wanted to try out too...so basted some of them as well.
They are just so relaxing to do. It is nice to be back working on Roma's quilt again.

Little warning if you are bored with my art pictures, look away as a couple more coming up...
A little "rose" I was practising with.
Yesterday in class I worked on my little "orange" baby and after a bit of homework I have him finished.
Lots and lots of layers on him....beautiful creatures. It hasn't photographed too well for some reason but I am pleased with him. I know I have said it before but there is so much to learn. I am just loving using the coloured pencils and a little dabble in pastels is on the cards soon...fun!!!
Enjoy your hump day,
Namaste and blessings,
Michelle xxx


Monday, April 13, 2015

Pretty Violets

There is something about Violets and nothing says "Vintage" quite like them. I just love them. I have several pieces of old china that feature them...
and I even have a lovely furry girl called "Violet"
So it was not a stretch for me to start playing with this lovely fabric that I have stroked for a very long time...
A little bit of stitching completed....
and I have now finished my latest commission for  Country Threads magazine....sneaky coming up!
Violet is making sure there is not too much of a spoiler!
Ok!! Instructions to finish writing!
I hope you are having a very nice day.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx