Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Trying something new

It's too wet here today for gardening, but I wanted to capture the tiger lilly buds before they opened. Can you just see them there. I will show you again when they open. I think my slippers must have a crack in the bottom, as I now have wet socks!
Not that I'm complaining - thinking of all those people in QLD. They'll have more than wet socks. I can't imagine, but am locked into the news.
This is the view out my new back glass door today.
Last week I got this panel from Ballarat Patchwork.
I didn't know quite what to do, but after a visit from a friend the other day, she convinced me to step out of my comfort zone and try something new.
I have been experimenting with all my "fancy" stitches on my sewing machine and changing the length and width, and then doing some machine applique.
A bit of fun really - not sure what it's going to be yet, but I'll keep you posted.


bec said...

Hmmm, calls out bag panel or canvas for the wall. Something you can admire for ages! Cute!

Kate said...

Its a bit wet, isnt it! I've been out in the rain trying to net part of my apricot tree, as the birds have started feasting this morning. Well timed on their part.

Muddling Through said...

I love your little out-of-your-comfort-zone stitching so far! And your yard is just gorgeous. What a LOT of lily buds you have. It will be quite a display.

picciolo said...

Oh I love the combination of the single colour print and the rich colours and textures you have added
: )

Jenny said...

Love your new experiments-your garden looks lovely and lush

Hooked On Yarn said...

Ooooh! I like what you've done so far! Very funky and yet classy too :)

Emma said...

Looking good Annie!
Maybe some orange - inspiration from the tiger lilys!
em x

gz said...

Lovely garden. Lush!
I've got friends in Brisbane, luckily they are safe, but some of their friends were not so fortunate.
Just happened on your blog (next blog......) and found that you read crazy mom quilts like another two of my blogging friends!
Small world as they say
Hope you don't get too wet.
Here in Wales we have turned dryer, but gone colder

Hydrangea Flower Arrangements said...

Your garden is looking lovely! Can't wait to see those flowers when they bloom!

Anonymous said...

aunty said...
hey you got your door~ the light!