Thursday 28 November 2013


Playing about with linens and crocheted blooms
in the late Thursday afternoon sun.

Preparing to teach a class at Marally on Saturday. 
We will be making journal covers.

Stitching up a couple of last minute variations.

Friday 15 November 2013


Friday ... time for a little end-of-week tipple in the garden - and to play with photos in Picmonkey!

Still admiring my purchases from The Home Patch last weekend, including some of Anni's 'Love to Garden' fabrics and some sweet-as thread keepers from The Red Thread that I've been searching for.

Hoping to make some progress on Anni's 'Heart & Soul' pincushion kit in whisper-soft Tilda fabrics.

Although too much tippling might put an end to the sewing - or perhaps lend a more relaxed look to my stitches :) Happy Friday evening everyone!

Monday 11 November 2013

Bathurst blog meet

I have returned from one of Chookyblue's infamous blog meets re-inspired for sewing, blogging and socialising, none of which I've done for some time! It was a great time reconnecting with old friends and putting faces to so many names.
Especially lovely to see Peg and Dale (and their namesakes) from Club Quilt again. 

It was wonderful to meet Lynda in Wonderland. Lynda (centre)and I have read each other's blogs for ages, and she recently got me out of trouble with a project when the instructions were less than clear. 

Beautiful gifts were exchanged in Chooky's 'Make it, Bake It or Fake It' swap.
The Show & Tell was jaw-droppingly good. Lynda showed us her Gingham Girls quilt - so much work in this. She stitches beautifully.

Michelle had several beautiful quilts on the go, and I was especially taken with this happy yellow piece. She says it is a fusion of several designs. Lovely!

And Susan's creations were something to behold. They are ¼ inch (I kid you not!) hexies on the left, and her divine version of Irene Blanck's 'Floral Beauty'. 

At one point in the afternoon, I was talking to Peg & Dale and conversation turned to how our memories are failing as we age - surely not! I proposed a theory that it's not so much that we are forgetting things, but that there is just so much more to remember these days. We nodded in solemn agreement. I then left, forgetting to pay for my lunch! I am sticking to my theory!

Here is a list of the talented ladies who made it to Bathurst 2013 ... just so that I don't forget :) Everything that I've neglected to write about will be covered in their posts I'm sure.

Kris @ BaiSiNoLil
Suze @ Bear's Mum
Donna @ Chookyblue 
Janice @ Jannimary
Kate @ Show & Tell

Hope I've not forgotten (!) anyone. Apologies that I've pinched photos from everyone. I was so busy remembering everyone's names that I forgot to take photos! Look forward to chatting with you all online soon. Bloom x

Thursday 7 November 2013

Daybook entry #14

Today, I am ... a bit slow, recovering from a day trip to Sydney yesterday with daughter for college interviews. 

In the garden ... not today, but not long ago, Prunus 'Elvins', entirely laden with blossoms.

I am thinking about ... my Mum, who is soon to return from her very first overseas trip. Some friends took her to Tahiti.

I am trying not to think about ... the prospect of impending rain on our ripening crop.

At the machine ... there has been some progress on this quilt.

I am reading ... 'At Home' by Bill Bryson.

I am looking forward to ... a blog meet of likeminded souls, organised by Chookyblue on Saturday. A great chance to catch up with old friends, and to make some new ones :)
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