Category Archives: Love

On Big Conversations

Since pushing “publish” on my last post, I’ve had a LOT of conversations with a LOT of people.  My husband, much to my surprise, shared my post on his Facebook page – which took a whole lot of courage and casting aside of ego.  This opened up a whole other “can of worms” (for want of a better term!), because although my blog is public, the majority of you who have been following me and reading my posts are quilters!  I have a … Continue Reading »

On Marriage

Growing up, I was pretty lucky.  I had a relatively “normal” family – Mum, Dad, older sister and younger brother.  Dad ran a very successful plumbing business on the Gold Coast.  We lived in beautiful homes, and were lucky to live in a relatively rural part of the Coast at the time, so were spoilt with horses and an assortment of farm animals.  I don’t remember ever really wanting for anything and the majority of my memories as a young kid are really … Continue Reading »

Flowering Snowball in Blue

Back in May of this year, I did a bit of fabric shopping whilst tripping through Tasmania.  On said fabric shopping, I found the most glorious bundle of blue prints at Patchwork Plus.  The collection  is called “Alchemy” by Camelot Fabrics.  That little bundle has been patiently awaiting my attention, and thankfully I packed it when I went up for a day with my Modern Makers friends.  I whipped that bundle through the fabulous Go! cutter, and was then fully prepared to make … Continue Reading »

Forty

I don’t write many “personal” posts these days, but today – I turn FORTY!  And after spending hours over the past few weeks, trawling through hundreds of photographs to make a photo book for my party, I have been even more emotional than I usually am.  And that’s saying something! You see, I’ve had a pretty damn good life – so far.  In fact, on Monday, whilst sitting at the footy with my husband and four kids, I leant over and told Andrew that … Continue Reading »

Anna Maria Horner Aussie Charm Swap OPEN!

The sign ups are now officially open for the Anna Maria Horner Aussie Charm Swap!  Anna Maria has some of my favourite fabrics and I think 112 of her fabrics mixed together will be quite simply – amazing! Here are the details: 1) FIRST IN, BEST DRESSED!  This swap will be open to 56 participants, me being one of those!  You HAVE to email me to obtain a spot.  Your spot is not confirmed until you have received a return email from me! … Continue Reading »

Happy New Year – Reflections on 2014

Welcome to 2015!  Crazy isn’t it?  I feel like last year went past in a blur and I’m left sitting here, in the first week of January, wondering what happened?  I did sit down before Christmas and update my Quilting Projects for 2014 page on the blog, so if you want to see the 18 quilts and some of the other goodies I made, head over HERE. We have had a lovely break over Christmas, heading up to The Murray River for five … Continue Reading »

The Bonnie & Camille Charm Along WINNERS!

WOW!  I have been completely blown away by the amazing projects everyone has been working on with their Bonnie & Camille charm squares!  It once again cements the fact that 5″ squares have a whole lot more value than they are given credit for!  If you haven’t already checked out all of the linked up projects, pop over to the linky HERE and have a browse!  Thank you to everyone who participated and especially to the 28 people who have linked up.  You all put … Continue Reading »

Moonlit 241 Tote

A few weeks back, I asked my IG peeps for bag pattern suggestions.  There was an overwhelming majority happy to recommend both the 241 Tote and Super Tote by Noodlehead.  A few days ago, I finally bit the bullet and bought BOTH patterns!  I then also stopped past Spotlight and got some extra bag making supplies and was ready to rumble! I’m pleased to say I have finished the 241 Tote today!  And I’m a very happy camper….   Even though I was … Continue Reading »

Schnitzel & Boo Mini Quilt Swap

A couple of months ago, I signed up to join in the fun of Schnitzel & Boo’s Mini Quilt Swap!  It was one of those – I have no idea what I’m doing but it sounds good – kind of deals.  Once I wrapped my head around what it involved, I knew exactly which mini quilt I wanted to make, and waited for instructions about my partner who I’d be making it for! I was hoping to get a social media hog like … Continue Reading »

Sunday Stash – Incidentals…..

Some additions to the stash, I think, can just be written off as “incidentals”.  Or “accidentals”.  Here’s a couple I think you will understand….. I didn’t plan on gaining this UH-mazing bundle of Nightshade….but hey.  I just happened to be chatting to my lurvely friend Jane – aka Quilt Jane – on FB one night, discussing her super fabulous Nested Churn Dash block.  Which lead to a discussion on Tula Pink……..which lead to me saying I had been been trying to get my … Continue Reading »