Tuesday, 30 August 2016

When there is time . . story quilts

If I must say something about myself then . . . .  it must be the comforters that I make.  

After the passing of our eldest son in 2008 I made the first one.  A sort of memory ... or perhaps it started as something to keep my going.   
Now years later I still make them.  
Every one tells a story of our family.  It is a part of us. 
Worn jean, red heart made from a little chair that was re-upholstered. 
These quilts also tell about our road trips because no trip is without stopping somewhere to purchase a piece of cloth or old lace

To create one is a "battle" . . . I cut perfect and not so perfect pieces in the 
30cm blocks and then when there is 72 blocks the process can begin.

Antique lace from my granny's treasures 
Some charm from the Graphic Fairy 
Lots of hand sewing 

The batting at the back is now in place and a second cover is stitch in place. 





Thank you for visiting 
Till next time 
Sandra 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Towers along the road

This blog post is about towers that we saw on a recent road trip of approximately 1700 km. These towers might not be very high but they are scattered throughout the country. 
This time the photos will tell their own story and hopefully you will be able to associate with the towers along our route. 
This is made up of town hall towers, wind pumps, church bell towers, electricity pylons, historical building clock towers, water drill towers, grain silos, and memorials. 
On this blog post there is a couple of wind pumps and you will notice that we have a special like towards these. They use wind power to get the water from the borehole to the dam. 







 











Greetings as the sun sets in the west 
Till next time 
Sandra