Thursday, June 19, 2008
One of the things I like to do is to visit op-shops and see if there are any treasures for me to buy. One day I went and found a book called Australian Flower Fairy Verse Birthday Book by Margaret Thornton. It has been well used as there are plenty of scribbles and names in the appropriate pages and one of the front pages has been torn so it shows me that it has been a much loved book. The pages which contain the verses and pictures are still in good condition. The Common Pink Heath is the flower emblem for the State of Victoria and I would like to share the following poem with you:
Those brilliant hoods of startling pink
springing on wild slopes and by the brink
of paths, are bells no human hears -
they only chime for fairy ears.
When tired of listening to the chimes,
fairies wear them as hats sometimes.
And if a spell was cast on you,
you'd hear pink heath's bells tinkling too,
as fairies shake them in their secret dells -
those tiny bonnets, those silent bells.
Friday, June 13, 2008
On Wednesday I went to a Stitchery Day. It was at The Patchwork Tea House in Warburton. Altogether fifteen ladies were in attendance. We were given two stitcheries to do. The theme of the day was cup cakes. Very popular at present.
High Tea was provided, such yummy food. It was a lovely day filled with lots of chattering and laughter and a good time was had by all. Marilyn and Gary the owners of The Patchwork Tea House were as always very welcoming.
The Patchwork Tea House is always a lovely venue to go to. I cannot wait until the next time I visit The Patchwork Tea House. good food, lovely fabric and gifts to buy!!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I have made these blocks with different background colours so that they can interact with each other. I plan to make 16 blocks in total.
My quilt will have a different look to the quilt in the magazine. Different colours and will be bigger as there will be more blocks. (The quilt in the magazine uses 6 blocks in total.)
Experimenting with different colours is what I like to do; putting my own interpretation on a certain theme.