CHALLENGE 2013: This was a non happening but will be part of my next years work as I work thru the year

CHALLENGE 2012 : Each month I will choose a picture from last years challenge and create a fibre art interpretation of it or piece of it using at least one new technique each time.

CHALLENGE: 2011: 365 days in picture.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

28 June 2011

Day 179:

A fellow quilters front garden on the south coast of Kwa Zulu Natal.  A little bit of heaven.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

25 June 2011

Day 176:

Sunset approx an hour ago from my deck.  Life is tough in Africa!

Friday, June 24, 2011

24 June 2011

Day 175:

This is an amazing serviette holder made out of small pieces of gem stone.

23 June 2011

Day 174:

It has taken 23 days for the buds that I took on the 31 May to finally start opening.  By next week I should have a solid splash of red in this corner.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

21 June 2011

Day 172:

An accident with the fish tank meant a clean out of a cupboard which lead to the discovery of the collection of old long-playing records that we have been sitting on.  What a blast from the past!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

18 June 2011

Day 169:

Although not every gardeners friend he is quite striking!

Friday, June 17, 2011

17 June 2011

Day 168:

I have just enjoyed the most wonderful solo exhibition by a local artist, Hendrik Stroebel whose love is ceramics and hand embroidered panels, exhibited in collage form or within a ceramic frame as above.  Mind blowing!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

16 June 2011

Day 167:

The flower of a tree I bought over 15 years ago, not indigenous, but obviously happy enough to flower every now and again but taking an age to 'grow'.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

15 June 2011

Day 166:

I always associate plant seeds as being dry and light but these are so bright and squishy looking.  They are from a very small indigenous plant I got years ago. So long ago I cannot remember the name but it has a very delicate blue flower.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

14 June 2011

Day 165:

When I was given this wind chime of old spoons and forks I was asked what I would like for the middle piece and I obviously requested a fish!

Monday, June 13, 2011

13 June 2011

Day 164:

This needed a wash and so it got zapped.   While in Uganda for 2 years I joined a group of ladies who met once a week and we bought and painted the local clay pots for ourselves.   This is my sole remaining specimen.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

12 June 2011

Day 163:

Quadrant House, a lovely old building on the corner of Field and Esplanade, Durban.   I have used the old road names so those most will understand where I am. Taken from across the railway line from Point Yacht Club parking lot.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

11 June 2011

Day 162:

The sun is shining and it is great to be able to open up the house and let the warmth in.  Although weeds this bunch of clover popping thru the garden bed edging looked very happy.  No 4-leafed clover amongst that lot.  It is amazing how flat and relatively unmarked the leaves look in the photo.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

09 June 2011

Day 160:

I was doing a bit of cleaning and came across this piece of coral that I brought back from Tanzania.  Before anybody reacts it was broken off and washed up on the beach.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

08 June 2011

Day 159;

Yes I also have a fascination for moss.   With such a wet early summer all sorts of new 'things' have popped up in the garden and the different kinds of moss have been incredible.  Although it has been hot and dry these still manage to do there thing every now and again.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

07 June 2011

Day 158:

............and here are the flowers!

06 June 2011

Day 157:

I have no idea what this shrub is called and am not sure it is even indigenous but it adds another colour to the garden being silvery green. It does propagate like mad.  The flowers are also mad ..... this is the bud!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

05 June 2011

Day 156:

It is amazing ... once one pops its head out you start noticing them all.  This is another sneak preview of a aloe bud.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

04 June 2011

Day 155:

I do have a thing about feathers .... if I come across them I nearly aways pick them up.  These are two guinea fowl feathers that I brought back from the berg.

Friday, June 3, 2011

03 June 2011

Day 154:

The myth goes when the aloes start flowering the sardines are on the move ...... well the aloes are sending out their buds and the sardines have been sighted north of East London.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

01 June 2011

Day 152:

These are a couple of the pawns from a carved wooden set acquired in Tanzania. Full of character!