Amanda Daly

Amanda Daly
I've been passionately working with fabric for more than 25 years . . . relax with me as you read about my life and my quilts

Wednesday, 14 February 2007

Wasting good quilting time at the dentist

I broke one of my teeth a few days ago, it cracked along the gumline and the dentist and I agreed that it wasn
t able to be saved. When the dentist tried to take it out there was really nothing to hang on to. I thought for a moment she was going to climb onto my chest to assist her in her effort to tug the thing out. Eventually she did get most of it out but I have to go back again so that she can cut my gum open to retrieve the last little bit. Oh goodie! Meanwhile thank heavens for Nurofen Plus.

German blog addresses

I'm still learning to drive this thing (blog) I did post the german blogsite address links but they didn't appear. Here they are - - - I'm sorry I couldn't enter them as direct links.
Must find out how to do this properly.

Sunday, 11 February 2007

Postage stamp sized quilts

I've spent a couple of days enjoying looking at a few German blogs. These links were sent to me by a very helpful lady I met at the Friday Showcase last week.
I hope you also enjoy looking at these delighful little treasures and feel as inspired as I do to give it a go. Have I told you I thrive on challenges?
The blogs are written in German but the photos make visiting the blogs worthwhile.

The wonder of nature

I've just finished my entry in the Bunbury International Quilt Challenge. The theme is the wonder of nature. I think the true wonder of nature is its Diversity. So I've named my quilt Diversity and feel quite pleased with it. Here are a couple of photos of the detail. Of course there is a little 3D stuff included.

Friday, 2 February 2007

Friday Showcase

I had the pleasure of showing some of my quilts to a group of quilters at the NSW Quilters' Guild today at the Friday Showcase. What a fantastic group of ladies. I only wish I had more time to devote to being an active member of the guild. Following this mornings showcase, a selection of my quilts will hang in the guild's office for the next month...feels good.

One of the ladies at the showcase told me about a web site she has found promoting the idea of postage stamp sized version of the ATC's. Sounds challenging but fun. As soon as she sends to web address to me I'll check it out and pass it on to you.

I have asked my employer if I may job share my position at the neighbourhood centre by May this year, reducing my hours from 30 to 15. As much as I really enjoy the work I can't keep this pace up much longer. If my employer decides to say no to this proposal I've decided to retire from work and devote my time and energies to teaching patchwork and persuing my own patchwork quilting interests...the second option looks really inviting.