Sunday, February 7, 2010

OPAM, Perth

I know I've been a bit quiet in blogland-Hubby and I went to Perth to visit relatives and chill out.
It was wonderful over there catching up with everyone, meeting and cuddling the new babies in the family and taking some reference photo's for painting. I have started painting these Frangipani's!
Here are a few of my OPAM pieces for this month.

I adapted this design by painting in the elements and adding glass beads.(Handmade Magazine)

I made these hanging tea towels. I'm lucky enough to have a dish washer, so only hand towels are needed. Living with three guys who like to throw the tea towel where ever it lands, I decided I needed some hanging towels.

I also made a couple of pin cushions.
I know I showed you a sneak peak on my last post of my latest quilt,
Um, I'm still working on it, well just the binding but it seems to take me for ever. Hugs, Anna


Tozz said...

Welcome back Anna and I am glad you had a good time. I had a good time in WA also. I like your things you have made and your towels are fabulous :) You certainly have been very busy :) hugs

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...,you have been so all your completed projects, those tea towels are pleased to read you had a great break...Peg OPAM 2010

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Good to see and hear you again! That top photo of the flower makes me ache for Spring here!!! Oh I miss things growing!
Sounds like you had a lovely time....some beautiful items posted---everything good!


Marlene said...

Great towels, I love that flower it is going to make a spectacular painting.

Abby Creek Art said...

You always do such beautiful work, Anna. I love those little pin cushions!

Anonymous said...

As a fellow seamstress, I LOVE YOUR HANGING TOWELS!!! I'm going to have to try that myself. I love the pin cushions too. Simple and pratical. Perfect for today's busy seamstress. Lovely work. Thank you for stopping by today. I look forward to getting to know you. Tammy

Cindy said...

Yep, being with family and friends is always good!
And your creations are great as always. Specially love the tea-towels with the tea-pot!
Love from Holland

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Anna,

You have been busy. Love all your OPRAM projects. I only managed one for January - perhaps I'll do a bit better this month - LOL.

Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Siobhan said...

Hi Anna, these are all too cute!!!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Welcome back Anna,

Its always good to have chill out time :)Love your OPAMs...BTW it takes me ages to do a quilt to, but its worth it.

Hugs, Sharon

ittybittyandpretty said...

sounds like you had a lovely trip...i love the mother heart, painting on fabric is one thing i must try. all of your projects are sweet just like you!
thank you for your kind words, you always know just what to say to make me feel good.
have a great wednesday

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna Rosa, the hanging teatowels are brilliant.
Lovely to hear from you. Great to know your dish washer works so well. I may get one myself.
All my love and hugs!


Jenny of Elefantz said...

Your artwork is simply beautiful, Anna, and I love those hanging tea towels! :-)

Natasha Burns said...

Sounds like a great time was had in Perth :)
Love the cute Mother creation :)

audrey said...

It is always nice to get away for a while, Anna. Glad you had a nice time.
You are making some very nice things ~ I especially like the pin cushions.
Stopping by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day!
♥ audrey

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Anna, what a lovely post. Those tea towels I think are my very favorite....just beautiful work.


moncherry said...

Hi Anna.
Good to hear you had a nice vacation. Never been to Perth. I guess it's nice. Well you must have spend most of the time with your family. I would!
I love your tea towels!!! Great idea!
Good luck with finishing the quilt.
Groetjes Monique

clare's craftroom said...

How nice to hear you've had a lovely holiday and great finishes too !

Serena said...

I'm looking forward to seeing your frangipani painting. The Mother heart is beautiful!

The handtowels are fabulous! I have a dishwasher but I still need the teatowels because now everything fits in the dishwasher. I soooooo hear you on boys throwing teatowels wherever they land ~ :( lol

Your pincushions are so cute too!

prashant said...

...some beautiful items posted---everything good!
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