Sunday, November 16, 2014

looking at lace and quilts

This week has been about looking, not making or creating.

I visited  the SA Embroiderers Guild  early in the week with friend Deirdre and my cousin Chris to see their current exhibition 'Lace in delicate detail'. It is delicate indeed, intricate and beautiful needle made laces from the 18th century to now. You can check it out at There was other beautiful embroidery work promoting classes for the members as well. More things to learn in my spare time!
After we had coffee at The Olive Tree Cafe in Thebarton where I loved the recycling touch for my iced coffee, here beside a latte -

Over the last few days it has been our Guild Festival of Quilts. As usual a wonderful display, with lots of variation, colour, inspiring pieces and brilliant workmanship. Congratulations to our Show Committee and to all the winners - especially Rachelle Denenny (Best of Show) and Julie Adamson (Runner up Best of Show). Have a look at the winners at  though the photo of Rachelle's beautiful whole cloth quilt doesn't do it justice. Well done to everyone else who exhibited their work, making for a great exhibition.

... and while driving in the city I couldn't resist taking a photo or two of the beautiful jacarandah trees blooming in many streets. That is a sign of Novemeber - and exam time. Fortunately all that is a long time ago for me now, but there seemed to be some connection, as our exhibition was in the new building which replaced the old Centennial Hall where exams were conducted for many years, and I did sit some uni exams there. Exams were actually being held in another building on the site.

I liked how some of the residents in this street had tied big purple bows on the tree trunks.

From this natural beauty to our back yard. This week we had lots of frothy frog spawn patches in our fish pond.

I turned just one patch over for a close look and photo (then turned it back again).

The fish don't seem to do so well in the pond, but frogs certainly do!

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