Friday, December 2, 2016


Much has happened while I have been stitching away on this quilt.....

or so they tell me.

I have pinned my new quilt to an old quilt as I have not yet decided which way is up.

That is, I have not sewn on the hanging sleeve

so you can see the quilt behind it, almost.

This beautiful blue fabric is from old japanese futon covers.

It has a linen-like feel but has a really dense colour don't you think?


Friday, November 25, 2016

Still stitching

In spite of the many distractions

I have been peacefully stitching....

and I am almost done.


Not sure which way is up though.

I love these blues.

The fabric is from old (or not so old) japanese futon covers.

You like?


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

What were you thinking?

I suppose you were thinking that life for me has been one long holiday.
I have been back home for some time but in recovery mode.
I have been  sewing though.

The blocks have stacked up.
And soon I will join them all up....

Saturday, November 12, 2016

India 6: people

You know when you are doing the touristy thing,

trying to take photos, waiting for a clear shot

and someone always photobombs it?

Well, since I have been trying my hand at drawing and watercolour I welcome them!









I think a few people add context, don't you?


Monday, October 31, 2016

India 5: the step well

This trip was pretty full on!
It is so nice to lay your head down at night and sleep all night.

I can't find "the step well" on our itinerary but I do recall the suggestion that we make a short detour.

It was so worth it.
Located between Jaipur and Bharatpur it was one of the most memorable sights of our trip.

The Chand Baori is a step well built over a thousand years ago and is one of the largest in the world.

It is not easy to find apparently, one of the hidden secrets of India.

Friday, October 28, 2016

India 4: Taking a train

And then there was the day we took a local train.

The plan was to board a local train for a 2 hour journey and I must admit the idea had me worried.....

no air conditioning, crowded, who knows?


Well there was no need to fear. It was not crowded, there were fans, a few locals and I was colour coordinated!

And meeting the locals was fun.



And when was the last time you hung our the train door?


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

India 3: Our night in the desert.

It seems everyday was loaded with a new and different thrill.

Our night in the desert was magnificent,

and luxurious.





We were roused before dawn with a cup of tea.