I’ve had a busy couple of weeks, but it has been wonderful to feel some sun on my shoulders and meet and stitch with some lovely ladies from around the country..

First it was up to the lovely Sunshine coast for Sew, Stitch, Sea

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with Lynette Anderson

Lynette and helen

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at the Marcoola Ramada resort…2015-09-14 08.17.16

A room full of excited ladies busting at the seams to get in the door…

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We each setup shop – mine from a suitcase, Lynette's from her store just across the street (oh and what a delight her little store is – you have to visit!)

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Each of us had a new project – they did both turn out to be little bags (we should have talked) but they were very different and both were very well received. I can only show peeks as Im using this project for a couple more days yet and my ladies love a surprise…

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a few days home and then it was back on a plane to Victoria and a lovely drive to Port Campbell- wow what a beautiful place-  how have I This time it was for Linda of Gum Valley Patchwork Stitch in Spring. This time I was teaching with Gail Pan.

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now Linda does these days well, that’s why they book out in 2 hours – two days full of stitching women…

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Its all her special touches..

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everyone got a spcial hand made bag using my fabric which was special to see… 132 of them! Linda do you sleep?

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with handmade flower vases on each table and lots of other goodies in their bags.

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The venue was amazing

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Linda luckily had managed to secure both my new fabric range Fancywork Box and Gails new range of fabric just in time in an advance shipment for the occasion…and she made it all look so pretty

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The ladies received two projects each from Gail & I so had plenty of choice… some progress above – and the finished mug rugs – which were sitting safely on my ironing board at home to be packed – woops!

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It was so lovely to revisit with old friends and meet up with those who have been ‘stalking’ (sorry Miriam, online friends) for many years… she made me a little cupcake – how lucky am I?


On my quick drive back to the airport I had to take a little detour to see where Gum Valley Patchwork normally lives… how cute is this?  so many memories of my childhood in the country not that far away….

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and now its home and back to work!!!! no travels for a few weeks for me now…. but plenty to keep me busy

hugs for today – and watch this space for the new mug rug patterns coming in the next week or so….