This is the full page, now completed – somehow it has a Celtic feel to it…..must be the various curves. The background has been embellished with silk and wool fibres, and will also have a blanket stitch edging when I have cut it to size – this will not be done until all pages are fully completed. I have been working on this today while it pours with rain, and all backgrounds will reflect the colours and stitching of the centre piece……..I’m hoping the end result will be as I imagine…..
It is raining heavily again here, and there must be thunderstorms on the way as the Bella, the pink dog is beginning to panic. I know it will pass in a few days time, and things will be normal again – I’m lucky.
I cannot imagine how those in Queensland affected by the terrible flooding will ever feel things are normal again. The losses and devastation are horrendous – lives, homes, pets, possessions, treasures, properties, stock, crops and livelihoods gone. The cost is going to be in the billions of dollars, and the cleaning up will be a Herculean task. My heart goes out to each and every one affected.
Various online stitching and quilting groups are talking about making quilts or getting together bags of stitching supplies for those who have lost everything, it seems to me that while their intentions are good, at this stage the best thing to do now is to donate is cash to the Red Cross or the Queensland Government sponsored site here. Material goods may be appreciated later.
Some textile folk are holding auctions to raise funds for the relief, so have a look and do what you can. These are a couple I know of so far…..I’m sure there will be more.
My friend Lizzie – here
Tasmanian Toni – here
As usual, Victorian Jan Macfayden will be putting quilts together to send at a later time……if you want to help by making Quilt as You Go blocks, or by sending batting or supplies…..see the Oz Comfort Quilts Blog.