Thursday, March 12, 2009

Not much lavender but some old lace!

I went to the City this morning and carried the compact camera. I found a few of the buildings that were part of Brisabane when I first arrived more than 50 years ago. The city has been almost rebuilt since then but a few of the old buildings can still be found.



The People's Palace is now overshadowed by taller, more modern buildings.
I still love its old lace.




The old Brisbane School of Arts - the middle floor of which housed the City Library for a number of years has its lace petticoat and the ground floor well hidden by the greenery that has grown so quickly.
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This was definitely not here in 1952! The multi storey carpark on Wickham Terrace has the dreariest interior but a most interesting facade. Dreary interiors must be a given for most carparks, I guess. I always find them very depressing places.
Now some real stitching to finish off. My (quite awful) experiments with Edith John's Spiral Buttonhole . I had a great deal of trouble with this but think I eventually worked it out.


The jewel colours of this DMC perle appealed to me in the shop but when I try to stitch with it on calico I wonder why. Perhaps it will look better on a dark fabric - I hope so.
I have been toiling on with another square of drawn thread work - this time it is more or less to my design. I would like to add a spiral buttonhole to this piece - but not in this thread and after momre practice!























3 comments:

Miss 376 said...

The colours are lovely in that thread. I've never tried this stitch before, I'll have to come to you for tips when I do

Paula Hewitt said...

I have that same thread, and the same response. your experiments are .....uh....interesting!

Jenny said...

Marg, those building facades are so interesting. Definately lace inspiration there. Spiral buttonhole..... mmmm......one to try.