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Feeling Groovy

Feeling Groovy

For those of us who can remember, the late 1960’s was a time of massive change and excitement. The revolution was in progress and we were Feeling Groovy. There was no capacity for bland in music, fashion or the people. The hippy movement flourished and flower […]

Coconut Ice

Coconut Ice

For many decades, coconut ice has been a sweet treat that could always be found at school fetes, cake stalls and markets. In family kitchens across Australia, batches of this pink and white confection have been made many times. Not only is it quick and easy to make, inexpensive […]

Kiku means Chrysanthemum

Kiku means Chrysanthemum

A couple of quick photos of the quilt that I am currently working on. I really need to get it finished so I can publish the pattern, but I’ve been dawdling as I am enjoying the quilting so much. Click here for the Patchwork Bliss […]

Moon Shadow

Moon Shadow

Having to choose a favourite quilt is like having to choose a favourite child, but if I had to choose one, Moon Shadow is high on my list of my favourite quilts (just don’t tell my other quilts). The simplicity of the design made it […]

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

It's not just about the shopping (did I really just say that?)

Believe it or not, I don’t have a large stash of fabric. My fabric gets used very quickly as I mostly buy what I intend to use. Having said that, sometimes I do have a few odd pieces left over and that’s when I will try […]

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

After I had been teaching patchwork and quilting classes for a couple of years I was asked to teach at our local quilt store.  Happily I took on the new challenge and readily accepted the job. I then started to think about what I would teach. When […]

Moon Shadow Progress

Moon Shadow Progress

Sometimes I think I deliberately go slow when I am quilting. I’m not sure if it’s because I am prolonging the joy of hand quilting, or it’s because I can’t decide on what quilt pattern to do next. Either way, Moon Shadow is coming along […]

The Constant Thread Of My Life

The Constant Thread Of My Life

In July I will celebrate a big birthday. Believe it, or not, I am really looking forward to it.  The party invitations have been posted and I can’t wait to share the day with my family and friends.   This birthday is a milestone. As I reflect […]

Hand Quilting is Alive and Well

Hand Quilting is Alive and Well

  You may think that hand quilting is a dying art, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are many of us in the quilting world who continue this time-honoured tradition. Of course, we all love and appreciate the intricate detail of machine […]

Heavenly

Heavenly

Outside it is cold and wet, but in my sewing room I am warm and dry as I quilt to the rhythm of the rain. The colours of the thread and fabrics are more intense in the soft light. I lose myself in the pleasure of […]


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