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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
I wonder if one of Terry Prattchet’s imps are to blame!
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This week I have commenced work on the bundle of charm squares that I have accumulated. You know how it is? You see this fabric you love but you don't have a project that you want to make out of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at caro-rose-creations
The note books are working well but I have gone backwards with the Kogin. It’s the new medication I have been prescribed horrible.
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Little ones need the work to be bigger, they have difficulty keeping their stitching small.
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Years ago I read about this family who escaped from Stalin and settled in Siberia. They lived a totally isolated life in the wilderness and the fact that caught my interest was that they grew hemp for fibre to make... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at caro-rose-creations
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Now that I am feeling better I find it is a lot easier to cope with the count on my Kogin bag and the piece is progressing. The other piece is a trial for the next children's class. I bought... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at caro-rose-creations
It was very enjoyable.
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We are still having events take place as part of the Quandamooka Festival here and on Saturday I went, with a boat load of others, down to Russell Island. This was the opening of an exhibition of work by island... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at caro-rose-creations
Yesterday on the way to the mainland 2 of these little birds flew alongside the barge and then came to rest on the hand railing as we came into shore. Just magic.
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These little birds live near water, usually in and around the jetties and wharves. The little ones on our jetty often fly with the barge all the way over to the island and then back again. They make their homes... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at caro-rose-creations
I just hope I dob’t get bored with them.
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These are the last 2 from the left over quilt fabric. I still have a bit of this fabric left over but I will keep it for later. After these 2 I'm going to make sure the pieces are straight... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
They are lovely. Last time I visited Denmark I went looking for the Guild but they had closed their rooms. The best place to buy their kits now is the USA or England. Times change.
Oh I could never give them away. They remind me of the time I spent in Denmark. The people, the places, being young and the joy of discovery.
Thank you. I really love these little mats.
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Even though I have unpacked all the boxes I am still finding odds and ends. Some of those odds and ends are a set of Scandinavian mats that I stitched back in the 1970's and I remember that back then... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
Thanks they are nicer than I thought they would be, if a bit fidderly make. And I think I would have been better not sewing at all when I was ill. I ended up having to unpick the lot.
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He was a funny old goat but I couldn’t help liking him.
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Once the antibiotics kicked it it was sorted.
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The Xmas decorations are all finished. My friend Angela had given my some lovely Xmas fabric last year and it was perfect for the backs of the decorations. One thing I should have done was to allow a 1/2" seam... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
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Poor old Oreo had to finally be put down. He has lived far past what a normal goat would live but it was sad to see him towards the end. He had been rescued from a terrible life. He had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at caro-rose-creations
Yes, I do love those books. Maybe it is because I taught in school for so long and can relate to the stories. Thanks for the translation. And here was I thinking it was some profound Zen saying!!
You sure would.
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I have just finished a course from Future Learn called "Japanese Culture Through Rare Books " from Keio University. Some of it I have found a bit academic but if you are into rare Japanese books it is fascinating. In... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at caro-rose-creations