Archive for February, 2009

Sunday Stash No. 16

These are to make this bag.


Somehow it dosen’t seem right to be posting about fabric though with all that is going on in our state this weekend.  We’ve listened to the news reports all day and each time there is an increase in the number of people who have lost their lives in these devastating fires fresh tears well up.  My thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost loved ones, property, been injured or touched in any way by the fires this weekend.

Restored quilt

This afternoon (two days ago now thanks to our wireless router having a bit of a meltdown preventing me from publishing – maybe it has had enough of the heat also!!)  two friends and I visited the Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square especially to see a restored antique quilt dated as 1840.  It was really amazing – so much broderie perse (applique)!  The colours of some of the fabrics were still very vibrant and the patterns were gorgeous – the longer we stood and looked at it the more we oohed and aahed!  (I think the two male guards standing nearby were watching us with much amusement!)  One of the most incredible things is that it has survived about 170 years.



Next we headed off to the Nicholas Building to Kimono House and Buttonmania.  I’d never been to either of these lovely shops before but had been wanting to for a while.  Buttonmania is certainly the place to visit if you are looking for that special button – they have them in all colors, shapes and sizes.

And Kimono House is wonderful – a treasure trove of Japanese fabrics, Kimonos and other treasures.  I purchased some sashiko needles so now there is no excuse for starting the kit I bought a few months ago.



What a lovely way to spend an afternoon………need to do some work tomorrow!

Finally on Flickr

I’ve finally had the time to sit down and work out Flickr…….I know it’s not THAT hard but I just needed a few minutes to concentrate and sort it out.  So, now if you search for ‘sewjourn’ you can see some of my photos of Sewjourn (will upload some more in the next few days) along with some of the lovely photos taken by various girls who have stayed (most of whom are much better photographers than me!)  If you go and stay and use Flickr please tag your photos so that they go into our set.

A fun day………

Yesterday was a really fun day spent with some lovely crafty ladies and their friends.  It was great to actually meet some people from blogland! There was much craftiness, chatter and eating……and I was really excited to show off Sewjourn!  The creativity of all these girls is amazing – collages, dressmaking, spinning, quilting, embroidery……….the list goes on.  I did manage to do some more yoyos for the curtain for the front room.


Actually we were lucky to have any food to eat at all as my plans for cooking Friday afternoon at home were thwarted by power failure so I packed up EVERYTHING……all the ingredients, tins, food processor – you get the picture……..and headed to Lancefield.  Firstly I turned on the airconditioners in the cottage and the studio and then unpacked the car ready to roll when……….THE POWER WENT OFF THERE TOO!  All of Lancefield was without power until about midnight, even the pool had to close so a cold shower was all I could do to cool down.  But with an early morning start all was recovered and we did have food to eat.  (By the way the power at home was off for more than 12 hours!)  Thank goodness for some cooler days ahead.

And a huge thanks to Meredithe and Bonnie for your help – you gals are great!

Sunday Stash No. 15




Some more Amy Butler from my stash………….just because!

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