cards on redbubble

i’m really excited to announce that my original drawings with text are now available for sale in my new redbubble shop

prices start at only $1.75 per card

available styles include 4 in x 6 in (greeting card or postcard) and 5 in x 7.5 in

a great way to collect and/or give some of my original artwork …

from original drawing with text ty rita summers

babushka 4 by rita summers

I’m so thrilled about this – not only because I’m the event co-ordinator, but MAINLY because this means there will be more textile art on the power poles in 2013! Hooray!


Recently, I blogged about the strong possibility for ongoing funding for our Wrapped in St Marys event.

And the good news is …

We have secured funding for 2013, and as an annual event thereafter!

Many thanks to Break O’Day Council, which has agreed to provide ongoing funding.

Now the preparations will begin – more soon!

Power pole wraps 2012 - St Marys Tas

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the gift of friendship

[please click on the photos to enlarge them and enjoy the details …]

the other day a wonderful little gift arrived in my mailboxlauree's pocket and contents 1

my friend lauree had made her version of a fabric pocket especially for me

she used some silk she had dyed herself, which veils a handmade oval doiley stitched by her late mother lauree's pocket - front

lauree's pocket - backas well as the lovely little book about friendship, inside the pocket i found a packet of seeds and some special little noteslauree's pocket and contents 4

between the pages of the book i discovered more treasures – some pressed flowers from lauree’s gardenlauree's pocket and contents 3

thank you so much, lauree – you are a true friend!lauree's pocket and contents 2

secrets – and 1 became 2

i’ve stitched another funky little birdsecrets - bird 2 - rita summers

it seems to get along very well with bird no. 1secrets - birds 1 +  2 c- rita summers

their dangly legs and loopy feathers make me smilesecrets - birds 1 + 2 b - rita summers

so… i’ve now made 8 altogether!

they’re all made from various designs in my original secrets fabric collection

[more photos next post]

christmas @ gone rustic

i had fun setting up a window display in the gallery to celebrate christmaschristmas 2012 - gone rustic 1

i wanted something uncomplicated and not too fussychristmas 2012 - gone rustic 10 (which is how christmas should be)

a christmas table runner made by one of our local stitcherschristmas 2012 - gone rustic 3 was the beginning

a small book from our collection continued to set the themechristmas 2012 - gone rustic 7

i added a photo of my mother reading to us kids when we were young

a stove similar to the one in the photochristmas 2012 - gone rustic 8 also appears in the little book

i think these pages say it allchristmas 2012 - gone rustic 9 – i recommend clicking on the photo below & zooming in on it

not long until the big day now!christmas 2012 - gone rustic 5

christmas 2012 - gone rustic 2

“And then you will remember what Christmas means – the beginning of Christianity … the Second Chance for the world … the hope for peace … and the only way.  The promise that the angels sang is the most wonderful music the world has ever heard.  Peace on earth and good will toward men!

[from Let’s Keep Christmas by Peter Marshall, with an
introduction by Cathering Marshall; pub. 1955]