Annies Crazy World

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September 2005
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Australian Citizenship Quilt September 16th, 2005

A few weeks ago I told you about the Block that my friend made for the Australian Citizenship quilt…The quilt together with the young Australian Citizenship quilt, was launched today at Parliment House and you can see all the blocks and read the contributors stories at scroll to the bottom of the page for links to all the blocks…. Sharon and I attended the Launch which included stories about being Australian and a Citizenship ceremony for one of the contributors.

Checking In September 15th, 2005

It has been an eventful couple of weeks…I have been working with Sharon, planning a Fund raiser for Katrina as Sharon says it is a project that has sparked our imaginations, it is a way that we can use our love for crazy quilting to help and I am looking forward to making a block and to seeing the blocks as they come in.

…And Today my son found and installed the network driver that my computer needed to be connected to Broadband and I have registered a domain name, lots of work in the weeks ahead to change my website and this blog over to the new server but it is so exciting…to celebrate I cleaned and reorganized my computer desk, below is are before and after photos, the new arrangement looks neater and is easier to work in.

computer desk before

Computer Desk After

Spring Blossom September 11th, 2005

I have also been spending a lot of time in the Garden…below is a photo of one of the beautiful spring blossoms that is out at the moment.

Spring Blossom

Spot The Difference September 5th, 2005

When I showed my Visual Diary Page to Sharon she suggested a few ideas and then we started tossing ideas back and forth…I added the new ideas in black pen so that you can spot the differences there is a larger photo at Flicker… there is now way to many ideas to fit on the bag but it is great to have lots to choose from.

One of Sharon’s ideas was things that get lost in the garden and down the bottom left corner is a cluster of things that get lost in the garden…one of them is a ring pull from a can, in my head I wanted one of the old ones and low and behold today I came across one that I had dug out of the garden sometime in July and tossed to the side…I must have known that I would want one sometime…It is rather large for my garden so I will have to make a rock to hide it under and just have a corner sticking out…I think that I will leave the soil on it, just for effect.

found in garden

When I started thinking about where to put things on my bag I was fighting with it because in my head I was not sure wether I was designing with the features of the jeans or wether I should ignore them…After talking it through with Sharon it seemed my problem was that the fly is to central and the slope of the pockets to steep for what I want to do so I decided that I would leave the band and belt hooks exposed to keep a connection to the Jeans but below that I would cover most of them….With a clearer picture of what I wanted in my head I packed up the pieces and headed to visit friends for 8 days of R & R (that’s rest and recouperation) while there I got 2 fence posts done and started a second wall…The fence posts will form a gate which will have a Wysteria covered arch over it, one of the Fence posts will stick just a little way over the fly which puts the gate off center and covers the fly but still allows the zipper to be a pocket….When friend first saw the finished wall she thought that it was a printed fabric or painted on….when she looked at it with her glasses on she looked at me and told me to “get a life”, which is a private joke between us being her way of telling me that I am getting carried away with paffinicky detail….and she did bring me to my sences as I realized that I was planning on putting bushes in front of the fence which will cover most of it anyway so I will cut bush shapes out of floral fabrics and put them on and only brick the bits that show…

a gate