flower bombing

If you would like to help us flower bomb our town during our 2014 event, please click here to find out how you can participate. Included are free patterns and tutorials for knitted, crocheted and fabric flowers to inspire you!

fa880-flower

wrapped

After the resounding success of our Wrapped in St Marys event, it’s wonderful to relive it through the many photographs that were taken.

Editing and uploading them is a mammoth task due to the sheer numbers of images.

However, I’m making good progress, and you can now enjoy the event virtually here …

Enjoy!

wrapped in st marys 2013

Photographs in this post contributed by Peter Troode, Wendy Fowler and Rita Summers

people’s choice award

Visitors to our 2013 event were invited to vote for their favourite power pole wrap, and did so with enthusiasm.

After votes were counted at the end of day 2, the results were extremely close, with only 1 vote between each of the top 3 choices.

And the winner is (drum roll please) – Kelly Farrell of St Marys!

Here is the wrap she created:

Appropriate subject too, since Mt. Elephant is a prominent local landmark!

2013 awards

What a great 1st day we had for Wrapped in St Marys!

Radio interview with Chris Whisbey on ABC Statewide at 7.12 am, yarnbombing at 8 am, and power poles wrapped by 9 am.

The rest of the day was full of activity, with the market in the town hall, exhibitions at Gone Rustic, St Marys Childcare and the Community Hall.  There was a great ‘buzz’ as people strolled around admiring the street art and taking advantage of all the activities on offer, such as an exhibition of  batik panels by St Marys Highschool Students:

Fifty people attended the awards presentation at 4 pm.  Event co-ordinator Rita Summers welcomed everyone and expressed thanks to all the sponsors and participants.  Afternoon tea with locally made pizza and cream sponge cakes, as well as hot sausage rolls, party pies and mini spring rolls, warmed and fuelled everyone before votes were taken on the connected textile art display.  Janet Drummond, co-ordinator of the St Marys School Association Op Shop, presented certificates and vouchers to the winners (Rita and Ros).

Then GET president Peter Troode spoke briefly before handing over to Vice-President Wendy Fowler, who presented the awards with assistance from Break O’Day mayor, Sarah Schmerl.

The winners for 2013 are:

Group, junior categorySt Marys Childcare (certificate + $150)

Group, adultSt Marys School Association Op Shop (certificate + $150)

Connected, theme, 2ndKelly Farrell (certificate and $150)

Connect, theme, 1stJudy Duckett (certificate and $250)

Open, textile artStitchedupmama (certificate and $300)

Congratulations to all the winners and to all the entrants!  The standard was very high, and the judges had a difficult task in deciding on who should receive the awards.  An executive decision was made to offer a 2nd prize this year in the theme category because of this dilemma.  Rather a nice position to be in!

2013 program

It’s building up to be a wonderful Wrapped in St Marys event this year!

A number of businesses and community organisations are participating – more than in 2012, which is great.

Some have even offered discounts on presentation of the program!

Street art, exibitions, the annual car show and more are on offer.

AND the latest news is that there will be a shuttle bus service around the streets, thanks to Community Transport Services Tasmania.  Great for anyone who isn’t as mobile as they would like to be!

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The program also includes details about where to eat, where to stay and even where to go to church on Sunday.

Time to start making plans to come and stay for a great weekend!  And don’t forget your winter woollies …

Download a copy of the full program here:

Program – Wrapped in St Marys 2013

dramatic skies

here in oz it’s still winter, but a hint of spring is in the air

these photos were taken within about 15 minutes at around 4 pm one afternoon this week

in this one, i tried to capture the quality of light filtering through the branches of a large gum tree

the sky was amazing, with the sunlight and the clouds interracting and changing all the time

[photos – rita summers]

winter afternoon

such a beautiful day today … frost this morning, then sunshine and just a hint of spring in the air

visited our block after work this afternoon, and couldn’t resist taking these photos of a wonderful gum tree not far from where our house will be built

photo 1 (that’s mt elephant in the background) –

photo 2 (the cattle are on the neighbouring property) –

photo 3 –

[photographs are copyright to rita summers 2012]