September holidays

We have had some really busy weeks lately, quite apart from the quilting festival. With the school holidays and university holidays we have had children coming and going, a few interstate trips, visits to the beach and just a little sewing fitting in here and there.
We have just come back from a couple of days at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast which was beautiful as always. With my son not feeling the best, and therefore not over keen to go in the surf, it was a little more low key than usual so I did have time to sit and relax and do some hand sewing. It’s always a different feeling sitting and doing that in the middle of the morning, without feeling like you should be doing some housework or something else!

When my daughter was home from uni, she brought a lovely ball gown which needed its hem taken up, and of course Mum is the best person to do that, right? It was a lovely blue colour with folds and gathers, so I couldn’t resist taking some pictures of it.

Another one of my textile postcards: this is to the theme of Weaving.
I used some fabric given to me by a friend who brought back some lovely textile scraps from India. After weaving the background, I cut out the circular shape and re-positioned it, securing with extra stitching as well as kantha-like stitches over the surface. It was an experiment from a technique I learnt in an online class with Jude Hill from Spirit Cloth. It probably would have been more effective, that is the circular piece more noticeable, with a different choice of fabrics.
And, this beautiful day lily came out today- it only lasts a day or so, but oh so nice!