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.
Thank you for being patient with us we (hubby and I and J.) are re-looking the website.
I have added few dates where you will be able to see me and the BIG news is I am going to Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK, with my own booth. Very exciting and a bit daunting but I am definitely looking forward to the adventure!
Starting with some classes at Sewn and Quilted for the summer school, moving on to adding classes each month at Sewn and Quilted ( more info later) , classes in Bendigo and Kilmore, then the AQC, off to Nantes for 2 classes, Vic Quilters show and the big one I am going to Houston this year, first time ever …..
It has been a month already since I came back from Nantes and the Quiltmania expo with my head full of new ideas. The fingers can hardly keep up. I am about to finish a project, have started a couple of new ones ( as you do) and enrol for Spanish classes. I should be able to make myself understood by next year. It is wonderful to go back to studies especially for fun!
We have put the bees in their winter spot, hive in the sun and one less box to keep warm. They are still harvesting but like us at a slower pace.
I will be at the Victorian Quilter showcase, working behind the counter of Sewn and Quilted and this year I shall be going to the Brisbane’s show in October, I am looking forward to new horizons.
I’ll look forward to meet some of you to either of the shows.
Keep warm and keep stitching
Un mois déjà depuis que je suis revenue de Nantes et de l’expo de Quiltmania, avec la tête pleine de nouveaux projets. Les doigts peuvent à peine suivre la cadence. Je suis entrain de finir un projet, commencé deux nouveaux ( comme il se doit) et me suit inscrite pour des cours d’espagnol. Je devrais arriver à me faire comprendre d’ici l’année prochaine. C’est génial de retourner faire des études pour le plaisir.
Nous avons mis au nos abeilles dans leurs quartiers d’hiver, la ruche au soleil et une boîte en moins a chauffer. Elles continuent à travailler mais comme nous à une cadence plus lente.
Je serais à l’expo de Vic Quilters, derrière le comptoir de Sewn and Quilter et cette année je vais même aller à Brisbane pour leur show en octobre, je me réjouis de découvrir de nouveaux horizons.
It has been a long time since my last post, first a Happy New Year, lots of sewing and laughter.
After a nice break, lots being done in the garden, and I even managed to finish 2 quilts ( shall I start 2 more?).
There are few exciting news for me this year; I am going to start teaching once a month at Sewn and Quilted in Blackburn, but if you prefer you could join me in Nantes for a class at the Quiltmania Salon ” Pour l’amour du fil” or why not coming at The Quilt Shop in Eltham and learn how to make The ChOok Quilt ?
Plenty of opportunities for me to meet some of you….
P.S : my son took the picture of the blue banded bee ( native bee) on the banner
Il s’est écoulé pas mal de temps depuis mon dernier petit mot, tout d’abord une Bonne Année à toutes et tous, pleine de projets et de rires.
Après de mini vacances, nous avons bien travaillé dans le jardin, j’ai quand même réussi à finir 2 quilts ( est-ce que je devrais en commencer 2 nouveaux?).
De bonnes nouvelles pour moi cette année; je vais commencer à donner des cours une fois par mois à Sewn and Quilted à Blackburn, mais si vous préférez vous pouvez me rejoindre à Nantes où j’aurais une classe lors du Salon “Pour l’Amour du Fil” avec Quiltmania, ou alors venez à Eltham “The Quilt Shop pour apprendre à faire ” The ChOok Quilt”.
Plein d’occasions de se rencontrer…..
P.S mon fils a pris la photo de l’abeille à rayures bleues ( abeille native) qui se trouve en haut de page
Time seems to be passing way too fast, especially when I have my mum around. I am very lucky she made some jams, preserves and started her own forest ( when she has 5 minutes). Who said that you are suppose to rest on a holiday?
Le temps passe beaucoup trop vite, surtout quand j’ai ma maman à la maison. J’ai de la chance, elle m’a fait des confitures, des conserves et elle a commencé sa petite forêt ( quand elle a 5 minutes). Qui a dit que les vacances étaient pour se reposer ?
During the first confinement I did the sew along with #petraprinsamsterdam but the second time around only 6 weeks 😅 I’ll have only time for a miniature ! And destashing 😂#christopherwilsontatefabric #quilts#sewnandquilted#gippsbearycottage #patchnquilt #clairsfabric...
Is this what we call a learning curve?? Haven’t done a scallop edge in years 🤞it will look good on “Toujours Provence”#quilts#sewnandquilted. #gippsbearycottage #quiltmania#petraprinsamsterdam #pincushionpantiles #redthreadstudioonline...
Very busy for the past few months.... after “Provence” published in Quiltmania magazine here comes “Toujours Provence” , pattern available soon ....
#sewnandquilted#gippsbearycottage #quiltmania#petraprinspatchwork #quilts#redthreadstudioonline...
Melbourne is well known for having 4 kind of weathers in one day, I wasn’t aware of 4 seasons in one week. The garden and I are very confused#seasons#garden#quilts#sewnandquilted#pincushionpantiles #gippsbearycottage #redthreadstudioonline...
The 🐝🐝🐝 were generous this year, 60kg of 🍯. Good news for you we are happy to sell some😋😋
It comes in 250gr ($6), 500gr($10) and for the real addict 1kg ($20) .
I won’t post it but happy for you to pick it up if you are around or when I get back to teaching to bring it ..
Email me .... Now back to sewing and non sticky 😉
“Pêle-mêle, au revoir” ready to be quilted ( the isolation block is in it😉) and brand new designs too 😊. And I had to make an appointement with “The Quilt shop” the smell of bolts of fabrics... divine😇, had my fix until ?? Oh and I have started my new BOM “ Weeds and more”... Really looking forward to see and talk to likeminded people#quilts#thequiltshop#sewnandquilted #gippsbearycottage #clamshellsquilt #clamshell #appliquequilt...
Started 10yrs ago(same year I started designing patterns) I had completed the centre medaillon and borders (almost) then at a friend’suggestion I added the blue corners in the centre and those took me 8yrs😶😊to complete, had to resolve to unpick part of the border to make it easier for my ✋. But thanks to #redthreadstudioufochallenge it’s on its way to be completed by the end of 2020, 🤙#quilts#ufo#appliqué#sewnandquilted #patchnquilt #gippsbearycottage #morocco...