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Show & Tell

Hi Everyone,

Great first two days at our Australian Textile Exhibition.

Here are a couple of our displays in the upstairs Gallery:

Upstairs (JPG) 

and downstairs in the Auditorium:

 Downstairs (JPG)

an inspiring collection including Quilts by Helen Goddin, Anne Jackson, Eileen Campbell and Merrelyn Pearce.

It's on until March 10th, and ...

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Christmas Lunch & Beyond

Well Girls, all I can say is, good luck with that giant bird or half a pig you have in the fridge!  As a Gift from Me to You, here are a few words of wisdom for Christmas Dinner.  We all have them, and here are a few of mine ...

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Hello Dear Friends,

I hope this finds you on the latter part of a great weekend.  I’ve been back from Houston for just over a week, so I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch sooner.  The Houston Fall Market is the trade show that precedes Quilt Festival ...

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Sweet Treats

Hazelnut Macaroons

I have had lots of requests for this recipe, and with Easter coming up, it’s time to bake a couple of batches and pop them in the freezer to give to family and friends, to serve with coffee or pop on the top of ice cream when ...

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Authentic Blogging

OK, I’ll be the first to admit, I’m a bit of a blog critic.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good blog and relish the small amount of time I find to follow my favourite colleagues on their travels.  Sometimes though, I will admit I’m ...

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Dutch Treat

Hi Everyone,

Thank You so much for reading my Blog!

As a reward for taking the time – You get to see my Dutch Sewing Tote first.

 Dutch Sewing Tote

AND you get the first look at my Culture Club’s Dutch Cottage Collection!

Go to and type Dutch into the ...

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Show and Tell

Just wanted to share the fantastic day that was had at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Cranbourne, Victoria yesterday!


Beautiful weather, the gardens are looking sensational, and I had a lovely day catching up with many lovely Chandlers Cottage friends and then meeting so many new quilters.

It was also ...

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Need Sleep!

OK, that was a really stupid idea.  “Let’s make Chris a Good Luck quilt in a day so he can have it for his launch”.   Argh!  Anyway, I am very happy with the result.

When you get a chance to have a look at the beautiful Tilda fabrics and ...

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What’s New at the Zoo.

For most of my life, I haven’t been very good at keeping secrets!  I love having them, but when they are really exciting, I never liked keeping them to myself, they were always too good to share!

Over the last couple of years, I’ve become much better at ...

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Wycheproof and Back

Just had to tell you about the big Wycheproof weekend!  Had a fantastic time again this year with “The Girls”.  It’s such a humbling experience, as so many of them travel for over an hour to get there and I’m not talking about from one side of the ...

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Catchup Time

It’s been a while!  One week seems to blur into the next at the moment, there’s “Dutch Stuff” everywhere, Aussie Sewing Swag samples to finish and the car to pack for Wycheproof this weekend!  For those who are as busy as me, I thought you might like a ...

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Aussie Swag Bag

With all the mad rush of Christmas and the arrival of Under the Australian Sun 2 out of the way, I’ve finally had the time to start work on some more projects using these fabrics.

This is one of many to come!  The Aussie Sewing Swag is a simple ...

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Dutch Cottage

Four days into the official Summer Holidays and I need a routine.  Without the normal daily commitments, I get so over enthusiast about everything, start too many things, and then I find it’s already 5pm and nothing has been completed!

There was a brief moment yesterday when I felt ...

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Christmas 2011

So here I am, writing my New Year’s resolution list!

Item 1 - start blogging!  I don’t know why it’s been so hard to get active on my blog page.  It’s not like I don’t have enough to share, let alone say…..

I think it’s ...

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The Slack One

Hi Everyone,

Yes, yes, slack, slack, no blogging has been happening!

Today inspired me to write though, Biffy and I had a fantastic day at the Mornington Peninsula Patchworkers Guild.

What a classy group of ladies! Beautiful show and tell quilts, lots of laughs and I received the most beautiful ...

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Fun at the Show

Make up is off, feet up and enjoying a look back at our first day at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair! 

A big thank you to everyone that visited our stand (F07) today, and I really hope you enjoyed your big day out. Here's our stand and little ...

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Lights & Laughter

This week was yet another "first" for me, a DVD filming! It's funny how I have become comfortable (and love) talking to a large group of patchworkers at a Guild meeting or show, but put me in front of a camera with just one person and it's a ...

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Welcome to my Travel Log!

Hi Everyone and Welcome to my Travel Log!

I'm at a total loss as to where you start with my first ever posting on a blog. So let's just say hello, and thank you for visiting my brand new website!

Some of you will be from just around ...

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