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Carolyn Foley
Brisbane Australia
I am a Embroidery Designer and Tutor. I am married with three children, all young adults.
Interests: art, design, technology, teaching, embroidery, clothing, textile, quilting.
Recent Activity
In the dark before dawn people from all over our little island made their way down to the main beach to gather for the dawn service. We have very few street lights here so it was just dark shadows that... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at caro-rose-creations
There is something about dragon flys that I love and the simplicity of the Japanese design is lovely.
Toggle Commented 4 days ago on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
Sometimes I look at a piece of embroidery and think how melodic the piece looks. The balance is just right along with the other elements and principles of design. It is just like a piece of music. Artist Zsanett Zsirmay... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at caro-rose-creations
Not a lot of sewing this week, in fact not a lot of anything. Just entertaining visitors. I had a group for dinner on Friday, then others for lunch on Saturday and then on Sunday 16 people sat down on... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at caro-rose-creations
A bit of a surprise but still enjoyable.
My daughters future inlaws are here to visit for a few days. They came over from NZ to visit the Australian Quilting Convention in Melbourne and are stopping over on the island to catch up with two of there sons... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2015 at caro-rose-creations
So do I. Sent from my iPhone
My mother died when I was a teenager and my father died before the children were born. My husband was an only child of elderly parents so they had passed on as well. I had loved all my grandparents and they had played a major role in my life up to their deaths when I was about 20. I knew what my children were missing out on. And then Rell came along. She was a true Aunty Maime character and was such a special part of all our lives. I’m sure that your parents were appreciated also.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2015 on Rellies Revenge at caro-rose-creations
Well I ended up doing the groceries at the last minute but my husband hijacked the day, again. Remember that Landrover Ute he bought? The one that knocked over the letter box. He doesn't like it any more after that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at caro-rose-creations
I will and the fern is such a ‘jurassic’ plant I will enjoy looking at it grown.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2015 on Rellies Revenge at caro-rose-creations
My friend is unforgettable. She was a grandmother to my children when they had non. She was the widow of a Government Cabinet Minister and the people who visited her were some of those who stared on the world stage. It was a wonderful learning experience for my children and I loved her.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2015 on Rellies Revenge at caro-rose-creations
That is only the photo. I can see lots of uneven stitching. But the more I do the better my stitching will be.
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2015 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
I had a neighbour once who's name was Narelle but we always called her Relli. Both our properties backed onto an old house that had been divided into flats with a rather motley group of tenants. Then one day the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at caro-rose-creations
i am making these just a bit bigger so they can be used for coffee mugs. I know my nieces drink lots of coffee.
Toggle Commented Apr 15, 2015 on WIPW at caro-rose-creations
I agree. On top of that you save water.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2015 on In praise of tea towels at caro-rose-creations
A bit more social stitching has taken place and I have finished stitching the second set of Sashiko coasters. All have been cut to size along with the wadding. I now have to decided just what I will use as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at caro-rose-creations
I don't have a dishwasher. There is a space in the kitchen bench for one but no dishwasher. I have tried to buy one but no one will deliver to the island and on top of that I can't get... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at caro-rose-creations
How true. I am going to have to sew into another lifetime to get rid of mine.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2015 on Not much sewing at caro-rose-creations
I just don't seem to have time to just sit and sew but I needed place mats for the breakfast table. I call it the breakfast table but it is the everything table at the moment. I want a big... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at caro-rose-creations
Physically exhausting but very satisfying.
I woke this morning and found a cool breeze blowing through the window. A breeze with a really chill edge to it. As the Easter break is over and it was still very hot I thought we weren't going to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at caro-rose-creations
I have a special box where I put those pieces.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2015 on Will I or won't I? at caro-rose-creations
A friend gave me this pattern. The kit had already been stitched but I could use my own materials. Now the problem is space. Where am I going to hang this? I have over 30 samplers I have stitched over... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at caro-rose-creations
Yes its the luck of those defended from the Irish! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2015 on Murphy's Law at caro-rose-creations
And so it is. A real pain.
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2015 on Murphy's Law at caro-rose-creations