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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy

New Zealand mourns the loss of 29 miners in the Pike River Coal Mine
Flags fly at half mast as acknowledgement of the loss.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Layers and Layers of Fabric.............

Layers and layers of fabric. Stitched, melted and gathered to form a colourful, everlasting  posy.
Sounds simple doesn't it?
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Saturday, November 20, 2010


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Machine Wrapped Chord

Just pulled this out of the archives. A while ago I had a fettish for machine wrapped chords. I did this with two or more strips of fabric twisted togethor and zigzagged with a large stitch. These come in handy for  giftwrapping, wraps for journals or any decorative ideas you can think of.  A fancy thread on the machine helps in the embellishment of the chord.  You could also add beads or other bits and  pieces.  Its all about using your imagination.   This one needs  to be finished.
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Waitaki Boys High School Prizegiving 2010

Leavers performing for an appreciative audience.

Our youngest son receiving his award from the Rector.

Waitaki Boys Hall of Memories was filled with pupils, family and friends for the senior prizegiving of 2010. The atmosphere in this building is amazing. It is not only a very attractive Oamaru stone building but it really is a 'hall of memories.' Flags from many countries are on display along the walls. Plaques with lists of old boys who lost their lives in war time. Also there are lists of names who have been prominent in New Zealands history.
For our family this was our final prizegiving. Our youngest son has completed his final year of study at this school.
We were absolutely delighted to celebrate this prizegiving in particular as he was honoured by being dux of the school.

Go Waitaki ! 
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Saxophonist Sharing his Art on the Sydney Wharf

Love this!
Beautiful music of this Saxophonist drifted along the Sydney Harbour Wharfe.

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Morning walks and glimpses of life in Sydney

I love this authentic little florists shop with a simple but eye catching 'open' sign.

A View down a narrow street into the Central Business area of Sydney.
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Monday, November 8, 2010

Flowers of Brilliance in Paddington - Sydney

Early morning flowers on display at 'Thomas Dux the Grocer' just along the street from our apartment where we stayed in Paddington, Sydney.  A bunch of these would liven up any womens day!
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Giveaway Winner

The Fibre Fascination Giveaway has finished.  Thankyou for your interest in this.
Marcia   from the U.S. has won.

Congratulations  Marcia!
your parcel will be on its way when I have your address.

Layered  Fabric  Flowers  for  Marcia

Monday, November 1, 2010

True Art Comes From The Heart!

Its true!    True Art comes from the heart!

Fibre fascination giveaway will end tomorrow night i.e. Tuesday night New Zealand time.  I will draw the winners name from a hat at 8 p.m If you want to have a chance to win some of my art (from my heart!)
Just sign up as a follower if you're not already and post a comment telling me you want to be in the draw to win my giveaway.  I would love to hear from you.  I know you're out there!  The more names in the hat the better.
Cheers, Joan.

p.s. Sydney was a lot of fun! Will post one or two photos over next few days.
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