Monday, August 17, 2009

Thousands of Miles from Home

Yes, here I am on the other side of Australia, in Perth. This is the view from my Hotel room very early this morning. It is not going to be a fabulous day here weather wise, however I guess I won't be seeing too much of it anyway, as I am here to work. I have 3 days here conducting workshops on our computer system then on to Adelaide for another 2 days doing much the same. I did come armed however with loads of stitching. You know how it is ! not sure what I would feel like stitching so I added to the weight in my suitcase with a few projects.
The plane trip was 5 hours and I thought I would be able get most of the orange peels appliqued to the background, I was very wrong. I was squeezed between 2 men , I was the last of our threesome to get to my seat and the plane was chockers full , rather than organise myself with my sewing I just threw my bags in the overhead lockers and that is where they stayed the entire journey. I did manage to gather a few magazines for some reading which helped the 5 hours pass reasonably quickly.
So no progress on this.

I also thought perhaps I might feel like doing some cross stitch. In the past I was totally hooked on cross stitching , it is still a love but patchwork is my passion at the moment.

Fussy cutting hexagons could be on the radar helping to pass the time on my own in the hotel. I even managed to squeeze in a sheet of sandpaper to stabilise the fabric. (who needs a sand paper board in times like these)



Some fabric also made its way into my bag and that's not all of it.



There is a 2 hour time difference between the East and West of Australia , my body clock is still on Sydney time so I did wake rather early this morning and managed to make these.




Some more cross stitching just in case I get bored.





It is now time to pack up my trusty travelling companion (Laptop) and head off for my first day.
Until next time
Happy Sewing
j





20 comments:

Miriam said...

That is a beautiful view out your window.

Love those fabrics!

Wonderful fussy cutting....I loooove fussy cutting!!!

I hope you find time to do some more sewing while you are traveling.

Anonymous said...

Love your stylish blog...a friend recently gave me your details & am I so glad - what inspiration.

Bev C said...

Enjoy your time here in the West. Hope you can get to do some stitching on the return flight. Happy days.

Julia said...

Hi Jean,
welcome to W.A. it's not too bad today, but the rest of the week looks like rain.
Have a nice stay..
Julia ♥

Anonymous said...

I just love your fussy cut hexagons. I really want to do some myself. I would love to see the fabric you have fussy cut from too.

Janet said...

You have an eye for fabric Jean, lovely hexagons and I love the way you fussy cut them. I'm dabbling in a little cross stitch myself at the moment. Good for a change.

Maree: said...

Love your View...and Love your Fussy Cutting those Hexies...Gorgeous...I had the vision of you on the plane stuck between 2 men...poor thing hope you get a better seat on the return trip..Hope the weather fines up for you at least...
Enjoy your week..
cheers

Kathie said...

oh Jean Love your hexagons, where did you find those templates? fussy cutting some of the blocks add so much interest to the blocks
what will you put in the center of the others, I can't wait to see!
So sorry you did not get to sew on your plane ride
What a beautiful view from the hotel and your orange peels are looking great.
Great for you having time to visit a few quilt shops while your traveling.
Kathie

Melvin said...

Amazing post...
pics are great....
thanks for sharing....

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Vicki said...

Hope the weather improves for you...

Chookyblue...... said...

well you certainly have lots to occupy your own time with..........so many beautiful things.........

Cathy said...

Wow, you are busy! Isn't that the way on planes? I just love your hexagons, stunning the way you have fussy cut them. I hope you get time for some pleasure, not just all work while you are away xo

broderie said...

jean, tomorrow i am off to hobart for a couple of weeks, so i am packing the bag too with all sorts of bits to sew, love your taste in cross stitch though!!!!! i will produce some pics on what i am up to while i am away. hope you get a better seat on the way back!

Karen said...

Love the fussy cut hexagons!

Debbie in Chico said...

Hi - It's great to follow you on your travels. I have a question for you, for your fussy cut hexagons, when do you add the center? I've made grandmas flowers but always started with the center and then added the outer edges. Thanks in advance.

ranette said...

Oh wow....your pictures are always a treat for my tired eyes. Fussy cutting is worth the extra work isn't it.
Wonderful view, but it looks cold to me.
Wish we could fabric shop together.

lesley said...

Jean, your hexagon templates are
very different from the bright green usually sold. Can you say where you purchased them from. I do a lot of fussy cutting of hexagons and have to do extra work
in order that I can see the pattern not always visible on
reproduction fabrics.Thank you. Lesley

Sarah said...

Wow, you've got some lovely projects going there Jean, well done! Have fun in Perth

Brandie said...

I just found your blog and am inspired. Your work is divine! Your color use wonderful.
You've also made me a bit homesick. Our family lived in Pyrmont on Harris street 9 years ago. When you mentioned Darling Harbour, a flood of memories came back. I wish I knew quilters were all around me then. One of my outlets, was a fabric-craft store off Pitt st. Keep the pictures coming. I love them.

Lurline said...

You are in my town at present - we live about 50k's south! You must have Photoshop, do you? Your blog is beautifully presented!
Hugs - Lurline♥