of my blog. As if I haven't enough things to do - I have to go and revamp the blog. Thought it was looking a tad tired. Had a look at the new Blogger bits and pieces, followed some directions, made a few mistakes and had to go back and correct, but think I have now finished. I like the background - just a pity you can't see the whole picture of the ocean - looks fabulous, but of course the blog itself has to go on top. Made the columns a bit wider and have been able to put a frame around the photos - I think it makes them clearer - what do you think?
Anyway, have had my play for the day (actually it is am at the moment, so think I should go and get my beauty sleep!). If you are reading this please let me know if you like what I have done or prefer me to go back the 'old ways' of the previous settings....
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I'm a member of the Australian quilting on-line group called Southern Cross Quilters (or Scquilters for short) and they have a retreat each year, held in a different part of the country. Last yeat (about this time) it was in Adelaide and I was supposed to go. Long story. Anyway, one of the activities they have for us is a 'siggie square' swap. Those that want to go make as many as needed - last year it was approx 70-80 (last year I don't remember back that far....). A dear friend Lee-Allan went and she got as many squares for me as she could, also had each person put their name and address on an envelope, so I could send mine back to them. A lot of work for Lee-Allan and much appreciated by me. Well, after putting them together in a reasonable way and quilting it I managed to finish the binding yesterday - Yay!!! Here is the finished result:
Thursday, March 11, 2010
was two parcels - one with my long awaited copy of the awe-inspring book '500 Art Quilts' and the other the first issue of 'Down Under Textiles' - a newly locally published textile magazine. Both have been on order for a little while and I was beginning to wonder if they had forgotten me..... Have heard others had received theirs a couple of weeks ago, but mine were still coming. Happy now - the only question I have is which one will I read first???