Thursday, December 3, 2009


Thanks to Rebecca for the lovely flowers she sent me for my birthday.  They are beautiful and still looking great over a week  later.


And here is the bag Leanne gave me.

Thanks Leanne and I promise I won’t tell anyone!



As promised I will give some goodies away to some lucky people.  Just leave a comment here to be in the draw and if you link to my blog you will get two chances to win.  I have  charm packs of Aster Manor and Santoriniand a Moonshine bag pattern.  Must remember to take a photo.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

More quilt market photos


Monica Poole from Moonshine design with new simple clothing designs, quilts and bags.


Anni Downes from Hatched and Patched and me.


Me and Libby Richardson  with her new block of the month.


Bronwyn Hayes from Red Brolly, Kerrie from XLN and me (again).


Brenda Ryan and me with her new block of the month.

Photos were very kindly taken by Terry.  I do thank him (I think).  We did have a very wonderful time in Melbourne. It’s always good to get away ,catch up with and make new friends, source great fabrics and get new ideas.

In the next post I will be giving away some new fabrics so stay tuned.

Monday, November 16, 2009

AQM and great weekend

As promised I am posting about last weekend. It was great. Caught up with so many people I hadn’t seen for a long, long time. Met some new people, and didn’t stop talking all weekend.  Spent lots of money!!!  Wonderful catching up with Rebecca, and her Mum and Aunt.  We wont leave it so long next time and maybe she will recognise me!


Here’s Jo at the beginning of the show on Helen’s Pattern Press stand. Unfortunately I didn’t get back in time to take more photos of the stand and before you knew it this was the end.


All packed up for this year.  But I did take heaps more photos of other stands, so I will post them tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Long weekends

I have been lucky enough to have had a four day break over the long weekend. We went to the Deloraine Craft Fair on Friday and then spent the rest of the weekend at St Helens. Deloraine was great, so many terrific crafts people. I even tried my hand at glass bead making but I don’t think I will change crafts for a while.

It was lovely to catch up with Annie at St Helens and to just rest and sew for the weekend.


I took this photo on one of my walks.  I think a tree quilt might happen soon.


Saw the Harleys on the way home from a drive to Exeter last weekend. Were they not a magnificent sight!

And this weekend I will be in Melbourne at the AQM checking out all the great fabrics and designs and attending a lecture with McKenna Ryan and several great Australian designers.

Back next week with lots of photos from Melbourne.

More Rouenneries

I'm back! Well I haven't been very far away but I have been very busy and computer stuff gets left to the bottom of the pile. But as you will see from the photo, I hope I can remember how to add it, I have made another sample from my current favourite fabric range. All the fabrics are in stock now and selling fast.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Another sample ready to be quilted, using fabrics from the French General by Moda. Fabric should arrive in October.
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New fabric just in by Brannock & Patek for Moda
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Teddy Portraits

Just finished quilting this on the A1. A bit out of practice but some things you never forget. A great new quilt by Libby Richardson.
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The Sewing Circle

I have finally finished the centre block for Robyn Allen-Waters' quilt "The Sewing Circle". I just need more time!
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Australian Dear Jane

Inspired by the African quilt in Brenda's book I have made this wallhanging using Australian fabrics. It is yet to be quilted.
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

my dear Jane Blocks

Just getting started, but I have put together eight blocks using aboriginal fabrics. I will take a photo of that soon to show you.
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Dear Jane Day

Here is Leanne hard at work on her Dear Jane block at our last get together.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I finally managed to get a sample done before the fabric arrived at the shop.
This quilt was made using layer cakes and was so easy. The second sample may
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Look for more fabric soon. We have new orientals, soft florals and flannels. I will try and get some photos tomorrow.
It was a very busy day today and great to have a visit from the Oatlands girls.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Simply Sumptuous

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Hobart weekend

Just spent a couple of days down south. How good is this view.
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Welcome to my new blog. I hope to be able to post regularly and update you on news from the shop.