Wednesday, 26 May 2010


I don't seem to be able to find the time to get out my art supplies and create anything.
My supplies take up too much room. The room I was using as my creative space now has a bed and gets used by the grandchildren a few times a week so there is no way I can leave anything half done on my desk .
So I have decided to get back to embroidery as my main artwork.

This silver bowl holds what I will use for my next creation.
Linen, threads, a needle and an old watch to remind me to take the time to create.
This needle will be my saviour.
It will help me sit and relax yet still create
On Sunday we went to Melbourne (just over an hours drive)
We went for a walk along the Yarra River
Such a beautiful Autumn day

Autumn in Melbourne is always special.


Lori said...

what beautiful photos Alison!!!

Linda said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog and have really enjoyed visiting! PS: I am a Melbourne girl also!!! Linda @ Once Upon A Dream

Sugar Bear said...

Looks like a lovely time of year there!

Amy M. said...

I'm starting to get into embroidery so I can't wait to see what you do!!!

Crafting by Candlelight

Lori said...

hee hee, well i was actually wondering why you just had photos...your post is pretty either way Alison:) i will look forward to seeing what you are stitching...

MJ Ornaments said...

I'd love to go to Australia one day, it looks gorgeous. Take care, Martha

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Alison, those first two pictures are truly magazine-worthy! Beautiful post. I love to do embroidery, too. Something about it is just so relaxing to me.

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Unknown said...

It looks like a glorious day Alison.We are getting your wet weather here, not nice!
Keep trying to find time to be creative!

Unknown said...

HI Alison
You just made me want to dig out my embroidery stuff too! Dylan is always in to everything so at least I could stash my embroidery stuff under my bed where he can't see it.....
Can't wait to see what you make!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love the idea of having the watch with your crafting supplies Alison - a great reminder that we need to do something for ourselves each day too.
Enjoy your sewing,
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Katrina said...

What a lovely day for a walk. I think time is such an issue for all of us and I hate it! Argh. Hope you are having a great week!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

How cute of a idea to have your old watch in your bowl of crafting supplies.
Melbourne really knows how to put on the weather eh?

Kellie Collis said...

I adore Melbourne such a delightful place! xx

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

Hey Alison I love the look of your craft bowl especially the colours of your embrodery floss. What a great idea with the beautiful old watch & just love your photos of Melbourne, I have never been there but it looks lovely. Cannot wait to see what you create.

Lyn xxx

brismod said...

Hello Alison, how lovely to receive your sweet message. Thank you. I liked your idea of the watch to remind you to take time to create. And your silver bowl is lovely too.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Alison

Glad you've found something that will work for YOU!
Look forward to seeing some beautiful creations

Love your Melbourne photos

Have a great weekend
Gail xxx

Natasha Burns said...

Melbourne is a great place to be in Autumn isn't it? Let's just hope Winter goes quickly :) and that you get more time to do what you love!

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny how time gets away from us as we get older, especially when there are little ones around.
Your photos are beautiful! I LOVE that old watch...been wanting to start a new collection of watches and clocks.
What a lovely river to walk by!
Have fun with your embroidering!:)
Jo ~

Tonya Gunn said...

Isn't so important to make the time. It is worth it. Such beautiful pictures.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Alison!
Wow girl, I totally know what you mean by not having the time to create. In your case, you've lost your "space" but I love how you will take up embroidery to fill the need to create again. I wish I knew how...I love seeing embroidery art. It's on my list of things to learn ;)

Congrats on your new babies!!! wooo hooo! I hope you started your Christmas shopping NOW because you will FIVE to spoil!!!! How exciting...this Christmas will be so special :)

Thanks for taking me to's beautiful. It's on my list of places to visit one day.
(don't ask me how many lists I wouldn't believe me!)

Have a wonderful weekend Alison~

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

I can't wait to see what you create with that embroidery floss and needle. The colors are so beautiful.
Patricia :o)

Adeline Country Cottage said...

Hi Darling long time no see....I have missed you and thank you for popping over for my long over due, cant wait to see your embroidery when you finish and love that idea with the watch...and the colours you have chosen for your project, yes I agree about Mandii, Natasha and myself to come on over to visit you, and have the sea breeze kiss my face and you of course...hee, hee, Just let us know when you would like to the plan this beautiful day...once again thanks for popping over, and cant wait to see your finished project.


kayellen said...

Very pretty~~I was just realizing your seasons are different then where I live in Southern California..

Hope to visit some day! Looks amazing:)

Have a lovely weekend,
Kay Ellen

Stink Bone Jones said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting about the loss of my mother. It is always comforting to hear from someone else that has suffered the same loss.

Unknown said...

Wow! I love these Melbourne's pictures!!! It seems a very lovely place!!!! and congratulations on your 2 grandchildren to come!!!


shabby*vintage*dreams said...

Great Snaps babe!! I Love living in Melb!!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful autumn photos! It's lovely there!

Unknown said...

It's so hard when you can't leave anything out! I think it is harder to keep the creative juices flowing!

The House That A-M Built said...

Oh you must share your embroidery.. how I envy your patience to create something so detailed. Thank you for your kind words over at my place... meant a lot. A-M xx

Julie-Ann said...

Yes never enough hours in the day. Beautiful photos:)

NeereAnDear said...


Embroidery is such a fabulous art... it is indeed relaxing and is such a fantastic way to show your talent...

What a great idea... I think it will make you very happy

JO said...

Oh I cant wait for my annual trip to Melbourne in August. I love it there.