Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Chinchilla Chick strikes again!

It's been a while since I last posted here, but I have a terrific story to share with you.  As you know I'm involved with Sunshine Linus, a group of volunteer quilters and crafters who make items of comfort for people in need. 

Well, we have a member of the group who actually lives a fairly long way from Brisbane.  About four hours to be exact.  Let's call this lady, CC (for Chinchilla Chick).

Anyway CC has been making quilt tops and other goodies for us for some time now.  We usually receive her stuff via the post and have posted fabric and touchy feely resources to her in return.

Anyway, a few months ago I talked CC into having a go at Touchy Feely wall hangings.  Now, it's important here to tell you that CC is a very good sewer, and in particular is a keen foundation piecer.

CC's initial reaction to making blocks was stressful to say the least.  You see, CC is a bit of a perfectionist, and near enough isn't good enough at all!  But gradually, with lots of phone calls and emails and encouragement from yours truly, CC has finally found her little niche, and that's creating wonderful wall hangings that will hang in the public areas of nursing homes for all to see and touch and feel. 

I'm really proud of CC's efforts and that's what I wanted to share with you today.  CC has used her wild imagination together with inspiration from the web to create these one off masterpieces. And aren't they terrific?
This delightful wall hanging depicts a bookcase, with lots of things for patients to recognise, such
as wedding photographs, handkerchiefs and serviettes, doilies and other items you might find
on a bookcase. 

These crazy birds were cleverly created and appliqued onto a velvet background.  Lots
to touchy and fiddle with here.


Congratulations to CC and the girls who quilted and joined these hangings together.  Your work is very clever and will be admired and appreciated by lots and lots of people.


  1. What clever work CC has done and for such a worthy cause! Bravo for her and all of you Linus Ladies (LLs)!

  2. Wonderful work CC has done, that will give NH residents lots of memories.

  3. My very dear Judie!
    I hope this email reaches your hands!
    since I have no news about Bellaonline I have not heard from you!
    I take this opportunity to wish you a great 2015 full of completed projects, good health for you and family.
    Yours affectionately Estela