Archive for November, 2009

Wet ‘n’ Wild

The girls REALLY, REALLY wanted to go.  Parents (especially the male one) were a bit more dubious – especially as it costs almost as much as the camping site for the week AND it’s 90 minutes drive from Byron Bay. 

BUT, I’m pleased to report, we DID go and the most amazing day was had by all. 


In fact, I say, all FOUR of my children has an absolute ball.  Even the youngest who is only 7 went on all the extreme rides! I was very proud of them (particularly as their Mum stood and watched for quite a few of them!)


Quilt Market

This time last week I’d just finished helping Kellie at the Australian Quilt Market.  And what an amazing couple of days it was!  The response to Kellie’s designs was incredibly positive and the result is there are now loads of new stockists of her patterns – in fact you can now but them in every Australian state as well as NZ……along with a few existing UK and US stockists



Note the gorgeous tablecloth that Kellie made ESPECIALLY FOR THE SHOW!!!


You can read more about it here and there’s a few other reports of Quilt Market here, here, here and here.

And here’s a sneak peak of Kellie’s amazing new quilt which will feature in the December issue of Homespun.


Gorgeous new throw

My parents came down on Tuesday to visit daughter No. 2 for her recent birthday but I was lucky enough to receive a a present as well!

Using the left-over wool from this  gorgeous rug that she made, my Mum has crotcheted this divine throw, using a pattern from Sackville and Lane.



I LOVE IT!  It’s meant for the other bed in this room at Sewjourn………


……..but it looks good on my couch at home at the moment………..



……..from holidays which were fun and relaxing.


……..from enjoying the new car on the long trip.


……..from helping a very talented girl at the Australian Quilt Market on the weekend.


……..from celebrating birthday number 9.


………to FINALLY draw a winner for the giveaway.  Congratulations Selina – looking forward to having you come and spend a crafty day with us in January.  I’ll email you with the details in the next day or so.

…… do my blocks for Around the Block and a Rainbow Swap.


………to do LOADS of washing.

………to catch up on some blog reading.

**More details and photos on all the above to come in the next couple of days.