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September 4, 2019
Applique Waterbird Block Design from Stof genoeg

I practiced drawing an applique waterbird in EQ with the Bezier curve tool. I am showing several variations, achieved by resizing (asymmetrically). XXX Annika Continue reading

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March 30, 2019
Love with a Twist Graceful Glider Swan Balloon from Clever Chameleon

Swan Balloon appliqué from the Love with a Twist series by Dione Gardner-Stephen of Clever Chameleon

Autumn is here in Adelaide

The weather here has finally, finally turned. Autumn in Adelaide always gives us some of our very best, most beautiful and serene days, and it’s my favourite time of year weather-wise. It’s calm, gentle and soothing. The gliding swan of the weather world, perfect outdoors weather.

Of course, Autumn weather in Adelaide can hiss and spit too, like an enraged swan. Paul and I deliberately chose Autumn for our wedding many years ago, only to cop weather so bad it nearly cancelled our reception. In our wedding photos I am visibly white from ...

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March 26, 2019
Vintage Cat: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon


I don’t think it’s any secret that I am a cat person. Perhaps not as passionate about them as when I was a child, but I still love having a friendly cat around the house to admire my quilting and to test my quilts.

cat on quilt

This week though, cat art seemed to specifically catch my attention all over the place.

It started with a picture of a mummified cat I saw on Kathryn Kerr’s site for her ...

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