I’m starting to write my April gardening column for our local newspaper. I checked to see what I’d written in my March column and realised I hadn’t shared it here. Can’t let that happen, so here it is, complete with newspaper creases. This time, I’m looking through seed catalogues. What seeds are you planting for […]
Archives for March 2021
Welcome to the seventh in my Three Questions series, where I ask makers about their creative practices. I met Brenda through QuiltNSW, a state-wide groups that aims to promote the art and craft of patchwork and quilting. Since then, we have worked together on various projects for that group and enjoyed ‘creative excursions’ to further our exposure […]
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks. My garden club is meeting again and so is my quilting group, so I’m enjoying meeting new people with common interests and getting involved. The state government suspended our local council and replaced it with an interim administrator, initially for three months. There’s been lots of rain and […]
It always intrigues me when an author takes facts – in this case, that Elizabeth Macarthur was the wife of John Macarthur and they both emigrated to New South Wales in the early days of the colony – and applies the ‘what if’ question. In this case, Kate Grenville asks: what if Elizabeth had written […]
It’s International Women’s Day. We are strong but we are not unbreakable. Let’s celebrate all the women who have gone before us, all those around us today, and all those in the future. We rock! Detail of my Goddess Roseus quilt. Foil and hand stitching on silk paper.
What a satisfactory week! It’s been sunny every day and that’s helped my dahlia flowers unfurl their petals. I’ll write more on that later and show you some photos. I’m so glad I planted these glorious blooms. The sunshine cheered my spirits this week. The leaves on the deciduous trees in my garden are changing […]