24 April 2010

AQC - here I come!

As Sarah says, the pewter (couldn't possibly be silver!) lining on the dark cloud that is a volcano eruption, is that I can now make it to the Australasian Quilt Conference. I have never been before, and prior to planning and booking the Quilts + Flowers tour, I had booked myself into two workshops, plus committed to a stand there and I had arranged a display of quilts from the three best independent magazine publishers in the world! Down Under Quilts, Quiltmania and NZ Quilter.

Now that our flights are cancelled and there is no chance of getting off this continent in the foreseeable future I have booked flights to Melbourne - woo hoo.

I will be on my stand during Thursday and Friday, plus spending some time with the quilt display, pop by and say hello. I will have the latest issue of Down Under Quilts - 141 April - and the first issue of the exciting new magazine - Down Under Textiles, on sale there.

see you there!

21 April 2010

Camping & Fishing

During the NSW school holidays my husband took the two kids to Patonga for the entire 2 weeks. They came back on Sunday night about 6pm. I am still trying to catch up with the washing! (If I had of gone to UK I wonder who would've done it?).

I drove up each week (it's only 1 1/2hours north) for a couple of nights, but the rest of time was chained to my desk here getting two magazines produced at once - Down Under Quilts and Down Under Textiles - which are both June releases.

Mason loves fishing and spent some of every day trying his luck. He caught this Flathead on one of the days I was there. How proud he was, and so was I and his dad! It was 43cm long, we ate it for dinner that night!

Aunt Martha's Rose's progress

A few weeks ago I confessed that I did not buy enough background fabric, and had to substitute it. This is the new fabric, I think it's looking quite nice! What a relief!

A big catch up ...

Over the past month I have been working double to get all my work done so I could be away for three weeks for the Quilts + Flowers Tour ... as most of you would know by now, the volcano erupting in Iceland two days before we were due to fly has put an end to that plan. And to millions of other people's plans too!
Finally I have had a chance to clear my head, well almost, and find a little time to catch up with you all. I will send out a few posts, separated into different subjects, and let you know what I've been up to, apart from un-organising a quilt tour!