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A Cot Sheet – Inside Exhibition November 24th, 2011

But not just any cot sheet… As a follow up to the Australian Government’s 2009 National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants,  The National Museum Australia has mounted an Exhibition “Inside: Life in Children’s Homes and Institutions”

The Exhibtion designers took the many stories that had been collected and set about working out how they could be displayed for the exhibition…They envisioned one story written on a cot sheet, they found an old metal hospital cot, chose cursive script and I was recommended to them for the job of embroidering the story onto the sheet.

First task was to find a white cotton sheet that could be embroidered, most sheets are so tightly woven that I would not have been able to push the needle through them, my fingers where saved by a friend who had a much worn, soft cotton sheet that was lovely to work on.

I embroidered the cursive script with stem stitch using 3 strands of DMC in an old blue ink colour. When the embroidered sheet was put into the cot it made for a very poignant display.

ABC TV 7.30 ACT vidio review


Below is the text embroidered on the sheet

Text on sheet

Sampler 226 – TAST II Week 22 – Triple Chain – Details 1133 to 1135 July 30th, 2010

TAST II Week 22 – Triple Chain

Walking code….I have used foot prints to denote a walk, LBG is for Lake Burly Griffin (Canberra), we met at Blundles Ccottage, walked past the Carrillion, over Kings Avenue Bridge, through the National Gallery sculpture Gardens to the flags at the National Library and return

Triple Chain Stitch

My Band Sampler 225 – TAST II Week 21 – Slipped Detached Chain – Details 1129 to 1132 July 27th, 2010

TAST II Week 21 – Slipped Detached Chain Stitch

Slipped detached chain stitch

My Band Sampler 224 – TAST II Week 20 Buttonhole Wheel Cups – Detail 1128 July 13th, 2010

TAST II Week 20 Buttonhole Wheel Cups

Buttonhole Wheel Cups

My Band Sampler 214 – TAST II week 12 – Sorbello – Details 1108 & 1109 May 15th, 2010

TAST week 12 Sorbello Stitch

sorbello stitch

My Band Sampler 213 – TAST II week 11 – Bullion Buttonhole – Details 1106 & 1107 May 14th, 2010

TAST Week 11 Bullion Buttonhole Stitch

Bullion Buttonhole

My Band Sampler 201 – TAST II stitch 03 – Beaded Hedebo Edge inspired by others – Details 1055 to 1060 April 6th, 2010

I did these variations of Beaded Hedebo stitch after looking around the blogs to see how others used this stitch

For the top one the stepped one and the squares I have crazyqstitcher to thank.

For the circle on the right I have silver sisters studio to thank.

I thank Smockerytast for the line across the bottom.

M20M60B is code for on March 20 a friend had his 60th Birthday.

Beaded Hedebo Edge - inspired by others

My Band Sampler 177 – Detail 984 January 2nd, 2010

The black background worked well for this image of newspaper front pages of Man walking on the moon…PTO Please turn over because I wrote my memories of that day on the back of the sampler. On the back you can also see other information I record, down the bottom on the left is the detail number of all my projects, the 408 on the right is the number of details on this sampler and on the top right you can see the 32 feet mark for the length of this sampler.

When Man Landed on the Moon...My Tail of when Man Landed on the Moon

2010 January 1st, 2010

As for a new year resolution, nothing specific this year…My 2010 resolution is to continue to work towards my grand plan of what I would like to do with the house and to relax and enjoy the year.

My short term goal is to catch up the stitching and blogging of my sampler by the 23rd of january, the 2nd anniversary of sampler stitching.

Happy Birthday Mum – Celebrating 80 Years October 6th, 2009

I called my Mum’s Memory Quilt ‘Under the Mango Tree’ because the Mango tree has a special place in all our family memories and it was under the Mango tree that we gathered to celebrate Mum’s 80th Birthday.

The family under the Mango Tree

A Highlight of her party was the Harley Trike that my sister in law organized, a 30 minute ride for mum, my sister and me and a 10 min ride around town for everyone else.

Here comes the Harley TrikeHarley Trike Ride

And the cake which we decided to decorate girly pink…the cake decorations are from the scrapbooking department, the butterflies and Dragonflies are brads, normally used to hold layers of paper together they worked really well as cake decorations.

Mum\'s 80th Birthday Cake