Friday, November 25, 2016

Old Needlework

Australian Wildflowers done by a great aunt.  Patterns date from 1930's and are by a Melbourne designer

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Jane Austen Says

I made this rope handled tray at a Bunnings Ladies Day workshop.  Tara Brown from Better Homes and Gardens was a guest,  showing us how to make them.
I decided that my cross stitch piece would make it into a nice decorative tray.
It is a pattern by "The Sampler Girl"

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Key Ring Finish

I started this last year and have now completed this cute Scottie Dog . Pattern by Textile Heritage

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sharing My Tapestries

 I started these in the 1980's and got them framed quite a few years later.
They hang in our living room.
They remind me of the diversity  and beauty of the Australian flora.

Monday, September 7, 2015


By JBW Designs- I used a variegated thread "Kangaroo Paw"  by Cottage garden Threads, Australia

Monday, July 13, 2015

Finally A Finish

Madame Wentworth by West Wind Cross Stitch Designs.

I dashed out today in the cold to get a colour I needed to finish Madame's hair.  Now she is finished  and we can admire her 1830's look

Sunday, April 26, 2015

100th Anniversary of ANZAC

I made this poppy for an ornament swap to commemorate the ANZAC Centenary 1915-2015.
It is  a Jill Oxton design atop a wooden bowl.