Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to All


This nativity scene is constructed outside the City Hall building of our beautiful fair city.  Everything is so green after the lovely summer rain we had recently.

During the holidays I hope to work on some unfinished projects and play around some more with paints and textiles. 

Sashiko Inner blocks

My Sashiko quilt has been ‘maturing’ in the cupboard because of an artistic block.   The girls at Indigo Niche helped me, and suggested another piece of sashiko stitching be added into the next border, so I have launched into stitching this rather large piece of sashiko!!! Thank you dear Sue and Colleen.  It is a great project to do at night in front of the very boring TV.


I would love to get this quilt finished this year some time – but then again – we will be going on our camping trips again this year!!

Paper Cloth 2nd stage   

This piece of rather tawdry paper cloth has now become this little book cover.  The little square of watercoloured paper was given to me by Shirley, and it was perfect for the front of my book.  Red heartShirley.  There are another couple of embellishments to go onto the book yet, and I have now added some paper pages into it.  The lime green rectangles are finger painted with ‘Silk’ acrylic glaze.  It has a lovely sheen which doesn’t show up in photographs. 004Green fingers

In the last month or so I tried another technique for paper cloth and the results are quite different.  It involves using paper and crayons and stabilizing it all with fusible interfacing, chopping it all up, and rejoining with more stabilizer.  It is interesting, and I will be showing it to the TQ Art Quilt Group in January where they can all have a go at creating some of their own.


This piece is a work in progress.  Goodness knows what I will end up doing with it.  It may get all chopped up again!!

Kevs Bread

My dear husband has been baking bread.  Is he trying to make me FAT!!  it smells divine coming out of the oven and who can resist?  I love eating the crusts with a big layer of butter and a smidge of vegemite.  mmmmmmm.

Xmas friend message

A friend of mine emailed me this.

So, to all my dear ‘fruit cakes’ have a very Happy Christmas and Festive Season and all the very best to all of you for the New Year.

Until then……………………………………..Dianne Red heartRed heartRed heart


shirley said...

The creative papers look great Di, and the book is wonderful. Love kevs cooking..which friend am i the fruitcake, or the one soaked or a bit of both:-):-):-):-)

Sue said...

Have a lovely Xmas too Di! Keep up the great blog - I love reading about your sewing/ crafting and camping. :)

Annet said...

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2015.

Anneliese said...

Here's a piece of a fruit cake!! A scrappy one - loving to do things with very little scraps -can it be mixed in, too? I love your page, Dianne, love to see your DH cutting the bread and the smell comes over to me, how seducing!

Vicki Miller said...

Wow, a lot of eye candy here. Love your GD's journal!