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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Time for an update- Well overdue!!

With 4 weeks to go before we head off on our next European adventure, I thought it was time to get back into the saddle and remember how to update my blog and therefore keep family and friends informed as to our progress. Unlike our France holiday in 2010, we seem to be more organized this time whether for better or worse - Some comfort in having accommodation booked but we know there is less flexibility in staying longer if we want. It was fabulous to watch Master chef in Italy last week especially when they were in areas where we will be visiting.

 This past year has been a huge challenge for me with my patchwork and quilting. In the next four weeks, I will be finishing many quilting projects.I have kept a journal or catalogue of all projects since 1997 but the last 2-3 years has seen an escalation of activity and in the last twelve months more quilting with my lovely Happy Jack quilting frame. I have enjoyed finishing off projects for friends and making new friends along the way. It is very satisfying to bring a quilt top to life. I have also enjoyed sharing my knowledge with others with regards to fitting straight borders and preparing binding. I have also learnt some very valuable lessons with cutting and sewing 'scant' 1/4" seams and what a difference it makes to the finished product.(Thanks to Leonie West of Westalee Designs)

Indigenous Hotch Pot
Kaleidoscope Quilt completed early 2012

Outback trail - Pattern by Annemarie Campbell

Crown Hill Shiraz for Mal & Sue

Wilson Botanic Park - Berwick March 2012

Wilson Botanic Park

Dew on the roses - Wilson Botanic Park

Melbourne at Night March 2012
Above :Recent quilts from 2011-12.
Other photos taken with my Canon DSLR during photography course at Rowville Community Centre with the fabulous Joanne Mendes. Wilson Botanic Park at Berwick and Melbourne at night

More sewing and holiday planning before the next post!

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