Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson
These are the people, things and places I love, in no particular order. The Husband feels he should appear first, bah, humbug…
Sarah, Ruth and Julia. Friends since 1978
Julia dishes the dirt at my wedding. Why did I invite her…? Oh yeah, she’s my oldest friend.
Ruth and Nik’s wedding day
Jen’s pre-wedding portrait. She looks gorgeous!
The Girls. Three Australorps and three Isa Browns.
Ewenice and Ewedora with their boys Rambert, Ramsey and Lambo
My heirloom quilt. English paper piecing. Many thousands of hexagons, each sewn by hand, and then quilted by hand. Nearly a year of work.
Anna’s Garden. A quilt/playmat for my great-niece.
One of my favourites. It’s called Desert Spring. A man’s quilt.
Made for an avid Swans supporter
A tui for Anne. Not a quilt, a wall hanging, for a Kiwi friend who was homesick in Canada.
The Art of Nature
The big old pear tree at the bottom of my paddock in Dorrigo, backed by
early morning mist and lit by the rising sun.
The colours don’t look quite real, but actually they’re even stronger and brighter than this.
I love the way the feathery cane flowers are echoed by the flames above them
A deep, intensely blue summer sky, heaped with
crisp, solid-looking white clouds. I’ll give that a thumbs up!
Rain’s on the way, but first, here’s the pot of gold. If you look carefully,
you can just see a faint second bow at the extreme left.
Pyrography: drawing with fire. A superheated wire is used to draw on wood, using stronger or lighter pressure and different angles to achieve different effects. The spoons make good gifts, and the designs, being burned, are non-toxic and don’t come off. You CAN cook with them, but most people don’t!
Please may I have some more?
The sadly now-rare spotted quoll
Chloe the golden lab, a gift for Donna, her owner
Rowing boat Lily at rest
A honeybee at the heart of the sunflower