Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tentative stitching...

I have been 'feeling my way', a little bit of tentative stitching on the beginnings of my slow cloth. I'm finding I'm dithering a lot, probably overthinking the process. I think for me doing this cloth will be a lot about trial and error. About allowing the quilt to evolve (rather than being pre-planned to the n'th degree). I have done a little more stitching already this week, so next week should show more progress...I want to add more fabric elements. snippet of some stitching.

I am enjoying my journalling....I love this page for its simplicity.
It has been a wonderful week for art mail...I have received a couple of pieces I bought online recently and also from a swap with a fellow owl lover. I will share some photos next post.



Enjoy your week!

Jacky xox

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Congratulations Tara....

Congratulations to Tara of Aquamarineart Blog...you are the winner of my giveaway! Please contact me with your mailing details and whether you would like a Klimt Doll or a Kaffe Fasset Owl.
My email address is jacky_wllms@yahoo.com.au Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you so much to everyone who took part and left comments.
I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day....This little cake was very, very yummy!

Above Tags & Cards from swap partner, Kris Henderson.
The above are yummy cards and tags that I received from the very generous Kris Henderson as part of one of the Paper Swaps run by Lawendula. Some wonderful, wonderful cards here....so many lovely images, cant wait to use them in my journals and art. I love the birds and all of the numbers...lots of inspiration here, thank you Kris!

And the lovelies above were from another paper swap run by Lawendula from my swap partner Tammy Sprinkle. Truly I am spoilt for choice now for my art...these papers are just beautiful and lots of lovely little tags and embellishments for my art. Stamps, snippets from magazines, beautiful french text... these are great swaps.

Each month Lawendula (Franca) runs a paper swap so pop by her blog and play along...its such fun receiving papers from all around the world for your art and not expensive to mail!!!


Take care all..... Jacky xox

Sunday, February 7, 2010

100th post.....

My 100th post....that deserves a Give Away methinks!!! I cant believe I have been blogging for 2 years now (yes its taken me that long to get to my 100th post!!!). Please leave a comment (making sure I can contact you) if you would like to go in the draw for my one of my Wee Owls or maybe a Klimt Doll - the choice will be yours. I will announce the winner in my next post which will be in a weeks time.
Meanwhile, some *slow* progress on my slow cloth... Since my last post it has grown from 61/2 inches to approx. 15 inches. Our life revolves around horses so I thought for my first block I should include a horse image. I've been playing around with placement...not sure if I'm happy yet. The triangles (trees) are offcuts from a quilt for my son, but I am not sure about them yet. I will play a little more before I stitch anything down - it could look completely different next time you see it! I have been carving some stamps again. Below a couple of little owls.

And below another little owl who is winging his way over the Tasman.

The weather has been quite strange...maybe that is why I have been feeling a bit unsettled lately...a reflection of my environment?

An eerie but beautiful dusk.

The colours were just beautiful, but only lasted a short time. Click the photos for a closer look.
Have a wonderful, creative week.
Jacky xox