Yes, this is my 400th post! Amazing really, even if it has taken a while to get here, but I do remember that I didn't even WANT to start a blog (another story in another lifetime).
So today's other news.
I have finished (label and hanging sleeve included) my Gallipoli wall-hanging. It measures 59.8cm x 105cm - a little bit longer than intended (I did want to keep it in the 1000cm length, but it didn't 'shrink' as much as I thought, with the quilting), but it is only 5cm longer than the other 4. I have 'made' fabric - the daisy fabric for the letters in Gallipoli - printed photos onto fabric, painted fabric and heavily machine quilted it.
Here is New Zealand's Gallipoli Campaign 1915:
It bothers me that people have asked 'how many' am I going to make and 'why'.
Do they ask an artist why they paint?
This is no different to me - sewing is my canvas, and I want to capture some of the images that stand out and make me think about how history has shaped our lives and this country.
OK - off my soapbox now!
Also made some tamarillo jam today - yummy!