And so……….the time has come……….to do another post

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She who shall remain nameless should be very pleased about this. 

I’ve been to Bribbaree and back, to Byron Bay and back and to Ballan and back!  Busy as ever – so finding time to make blog posts gets a tad difficult, but I shouldn’t complain – have to keep that HUGE audience happy! 🙂

My Bribbaree trip was planned by Anne West:

Anne and Mandy – the two wonderful organisers

Everything was worked out within a day – air fares booked and accommodation arranged.  This was quite a few months ago and from Anne not knowing how many would be attending, and even settling for just her sewing group, we ended up with 25 women at the workshop and had to get a larger venue – my biggest ever group!  And what a grand time I had.  There’s nothing like sewing with a bunch of your new best friends on a beautiful Saturday where everything has been laid out for you.  Again thanks to Anne – with a lot of help from Mandy – we didn’t have to worry about anything – snacks available all day, morning and afternoon tea and a delicious champagne afternoon lunch – including lots of show and tell.  As is obvious from the photos the quilt chosen for the day was my version of Clamshells.  

Here are some photos of that day – I’m sorry its been a loooooong time since the workshop and I’ve forgotten some names……..



The last photo is Janella from Country Matters Designs holding up her beautiful hexagon quilt.  Go to her blog to see her post on our Bribbaree sewing day.

Soon after that I was off to Byron Bay to run a 7 day meditation retreat at Sangsurya.  It was – AWESOME.  Its such hard work but someone has to do it!

Sangsurya at Byron Bay

Came home on Thursday, had to catch up with my day job and had another teaching gig at Ballan at the beautiful Mill Rose Cottage with one of my favourite students (you know who you are!) It was the first day of Mosaics.  Lunch at the café next door was again delicious – there’s a new menu so for those who haven’t been there recently you’ve gotta go!  I had the lamb chops – yum!

I’m back in Melbourne for a couple of weeks trying to catch my breath before I’m off to Jukejema Quilting Barn in Nowra for a two day class on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March.  We are offering my latest two quilts, Tulipa and Message in a Bottle.  You can choose either of the quilts to work on.  For those of you who’ve done my classes you know that we’re gonna have a lot of fun – with maybe some serious sewing thrown in.  So I hope to see you there.  For more details on the class please contact Kim on Shop Ph 02-44212577 or Jukejema Quilting Barn.

Message in a Bottle



Hopefully I’ll be back soon!