Friday, August 26, 2016

Just Quietly...

It's the hubby's (60th) birthday soon, so I want to make something nice for us. I've long thought Log Cabin's were an excellent way to use/showcase my gorgeous fabrics. So here it is. I work on it at my Dad's, so he knows nothing about it. Surprise!

The only thing is, I leave for work while he's still in bed, then he turns it down to breathe and release boy fumes... and I maybe make the bed at night... so really the quilt will spend its beautiful, silken days on the floor in a crumpled heap. But there it is!
My Dad's enjoying the way the logs shading can be arranged to make various patterns. I may change it yet, as I delve into the ever reducing hoard of cloth and pick out new bits. But at least I can lay it out on the floor there. We don't have any floor over here at my house.

Japanese silks and other exotic lusciousnesses.

The One True's Newest Wall Made Using Some Incredible Rock

It's gorgeous isn't it? This is just out the back of the house, viewed from inside through a big window that looks into garden. The house is set into the hill a bit so the garden is at eye height, hence the most beautiful wall you've ever seen in your life. The pointing frames and accentuates each carefully chosen rock or brick.
Well done dearest! Love your work! 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Geometric Proggy Rug

The linen, ready to go. I'd been struggling over whether to do it as another proggy/peggy/clippy rug, or hook it, with my exotic fabrics... silks and the like... but I'm getting low on some silks and decided to use my many and sometimes hand-dyed woollen blankets. Done.
The whole point is to use up my stash, and wool I got plenty!
It's around 74 x 140cm, maybe a smidge smaller.
Here is the inspiration, although I'm not using these types of colours. I was thinking more along the lines of this amazing Kimono.
I don't know where the embroidery originated. It could be South American? If anyone knows, please let me know??

Our Cosy Lounge Room

I rearranged my lounge room. The new proggy rug, made for beside the bed, hasn't left the lounge. 
Same place, but I couldn't decide which picture to put up. Note the many cushions... it's been a thaing of late. And the freshly dusted bric-a-brac shelf. Luvverly!