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On the bright side

On the bright side of things it seems that my weeks have 14 days !

It would be very easy to dwell on what we cannot do but I have decided to enjoy the time out to pack as much as I can. Next year, fingers cross, my teachings will resume and the weeks will feel like 5 days again …

On the bright side I can now do a lot of gardening, create new patterns (be ready for those) , finish some UFO’s, even tidying the sewing room.

I do miss sharing my passion with you all through classes or friendship groups but I know it’s only just for a short time. Imagine what we all be showing and telling when we get back together. We might have to have overnight sessions.

“Pêle-Mêle, au revoir”pattern is now ready for you,

” Toujours Provence” pattern will be ready by the end of August

And on the bright side I am about half way on the next reproduction quilt. And it’s going to be one of my favorite. Cannot wait to show it to you.

I am also working on a  BOM in modern fabrics. It will be online only.

And it is about the garden and the weeds, and more.

I have something exciting coming up for the end of the year work related….It’s a bit of a surprise

Well on the bright side of today I have the whole day to play with fabrics and my fingers are hitching to do a bit of sewing. Better listen to it.

Stay safe and mostly sane and keep sewing…

Post scriptum

I bought last year a calendar called “My perfect imperfect life”, and so far all the little sayings each months are quite spot on. July is ” The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain” ( Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).

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Autumn 2020 had started so well

2020 had started so well for me. We had a lovely family holiday in Singapore, my son had started university and going back into good habit ( bed before 10.30pm and less computer games). My daughter passed her certificate for rope climbing and I had workshops ( here and overseas) planned as well as few shows and then the virus.

So now I have everybody home, son goes to uni (online) in pyjamas and daughter is climbing up the walls because she cannot climb anything else !

BUT looking on the bright side instead of choosing between gardening or updating my website or sewing I can do EVERYTHING. Keep an eye on the website as I am realising some patterns as download version.

I have also have join a UFO group from Red Thread Studio in the States and the big blue quilt, started 10 years ago, might get finished. I made it before designing and writing patterns and it has been tormenting me since, as well as my daughter ( it will be hers)

My blocks for the Dutch Sew along Dutch project are done. It was an interesting experience as I am more of an appliqué person than a machine pieced one, loved some of the blocks and some not so much.

“Pêle-Mêle , the final” is nearly completed (yes!), pictures will be posted on Instagram, quite few surprises on that last one.

Patience is the keyword, we all have few projects to complete and soon the day will come when will be able to resume our day to day lives and complain about the lack of time.

In the meantime stay home and safe

Cheers

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3rd of January 2020

A very happy New Year to all of you, wishing you health and lots of time to play with fabrics.

My resolution for this year ? Enjoy everyday and stop racing around ( if it’s possible) and most important finish a couple of UFOs…. pretty sure the due date was sometime last year.

Keep an eye on the shop as I am going to have some downloadable patterns

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Houston – Florida – Houston – Melbourne

It has been too long since my last post, sorry. I am slowly finding my rhythm again….

Ok ,I went to the Quilt Market and Quilt Festival in Houston with a detour in between to teach my “Pêle-Mêle ” pattern in a lovely spot in Florida, Stuart. It was the highlight of my two weeks in the States. Jennifer from Redthread studio http://redthreadstudio organised my stay and it was magnificent, I met some lovely ladies and saw more inspirations for PM no 3 ( if I can get to it)!

The Quilt Market and Festival were awesome, an eye opener. The American quilters are different, I learned a lot, got some ideas and was quite surprised to found out there are some who are quite scared of needle turn appliqué. The Quilts on display were gorgeous, a lot done on domestic or long arm, and their Sapphire Celebration very inspiring. By the way I believe that our AQC show in April is as good as the Houston Show, on a smaller scale of course…

Back home I had to face a jungle ( the garden) busy bees ( they behaved and didn’t swarm) an 18yr old ( my son) going through final exams and schoolies ( glad it’s over) and a very messy sewing room with so many projects on the go it’s depressing…. so I started a new one ( small).

But the good news is “The BEe quilt ” is finished and the pattern nearly done, just needs to be check out by a couple of friends. And I am looking at selling some of my smaller patterns as download patterns…. Will let you know.

The view from the class room. Magic

Talk to you soon

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Still Winter, Still Wet

First a big apologies to all my customers who have place an order on the website. I have moved to a new version of WordPress and new look, and we (my IT person and me) didn’t to tick some of the boxes and cross the other ones…. anyway it is all running now and ready for you.

On a personal note my daughter has come back from a month in Switzerland ( so nice to have her again) and my son is up to his ears in getting ready for final exams..

As for quilting I am currently working on few (too many) projects at once, one of them with bees (that’s the only tit bit of information you’ll get!) which I cannot put down…. so much fun.

I had never mentioned it ( still amazed) but Di Ford-Hall has appointed me to look after her class at Sewn and Quilted and the shop will be running a fundraising event for the Leukaemia Research Foundation, jump online to see how you can help

http://www.sewnandquilted.com.au  or email fundraising@sewnandquilted.com.au

Anyhow today is still too cold to do anything in the garden so back to sewing 🙂

Cheers

    Our little bit of ” Stardust”
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Winter

It’s cold and wet, it’s winter. Not much that I can do in the garden so I can spend all that energy in sewing ! It seems that I have started few projects, oops, amongst it “The BEE quilt” .

And I have added the new pattern of “Heidi” to my product page, check it out.

Keep warm and dry

A bit of modern and some reproduction fabrics, for two different projects