Tuesday, 4 December 2007


I have just received a wonderful needlefelted ATC trade from Ev Watts - it is so luxuriant and vibrant and gorgeous - I love it Ev!! And thank you Ev for the bag of wonderful tiny sequins as well, I thought I had some tiny ones but these ones make mine look small rather than tiny. The way Ev has incorporated beads and sequins on the ATC is amazing!

I also received my challenge "material" for the Unique Stitching Art Quilt challenge that is raising money for the NSW Cancer Foundation. It is the first time I have ever participated in something like this and I am really looking forward to it. The challenge will be to incorporate the mystery material (visibly) in a square quilt (between 10 and 12 inches) made on the theme of "Australian Autumn". It is not due until early February so I have plenty of time. I am thinking this will be a good project while we are away over Christmas/New Year.

Despite my excitement about getting something included in the next Somerset Studio I decided not to do anything for the latest theme of "heroes" - for some reason the theme just didn't inspire me and the only idea I had was to do a piece about my Dad, but I just couldn't get motivated to actually DO IT! I am trying to go with the flow a bit more these days so when I really have to force myself to do something I am interpreting it as something I can skip. Hope that isn't just a sign of a weak character!

So to finish off tonight, here are a couple of pages from a colour based journal exchange I participated in some time ago - fabric, paper, fibres and beading.

PS Check out Lisa Vollrath's site for her Christmas countdown with free (linkware) printable images.


sharon young said...

Hi Debbie
What lovely pressies in the post, isn't it great to receive something someone's made just for you!

I think you're so right about not doing the things you feel you have to force, you rarely feel happy about them when they're finished, in my experience.
It's not a sign of weakness, more a sign of good time management !

The pieces you've show on the post are beautiful, especially the one with the 3 figures. are they your work? (as it was an exchange I wasn't sure)

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Debbi, you made some wonderful cards lately! I try to catch up on you're blog today, but cant comment on all of them. Í like the sil ones the most! Congratulations on you're publication!

Sue Smith said...

These pages are absolutely magnificent! Where did you get that lovely gold netting from?

Jen Crossley said...

WOW your pages are stunning Debbi your amazing