Viser innlegg fra oktober, 2008

Beautiful Tassie

Just back from a weekend trip to Tasmania; Port Arthur, Eaglehawkneck, Tasmanian devil park, Hobart, Salamanca market, Battery Point, Mount Wellington, Mount Field and Richmond. So much beauty! You can see pictures from my trip at my PBase page And, I stopped by the lovely quilting and needlework shop in Hobart on Liverpool street; the Needlewoman. The owner was very helpful -- and had made so many lovely quilts, and she showed my beautiful work from Australian quilt designers. And, cross stitch patterns with colonial homes from Arthur circus at Battery point in Hobart. I bought a pattern with Arthur circus no. 47, so I had to go to Battery point to take a photograph of the house I'll do in cross stitch! Yes,it is the the cottage with the blue fence I have addede a picture of in the beginning of this blog. This beautiful pleated log cabin quilt was displayed in the shop - made from precut candy-roll fabric -- great idea!

Stitch-in in the Dandenongs!

I'm staying in Melbourne, Australia, for 7 months - September 2008-April 2009, and last friday October 10 I took the time off from work to join a Stitch-in with Leanne Beasley and Rosalie Quinlan in the Dandenongs. It was really fantastic! The venue was the Glen Harrow Gardens , and we were in the "Smugglers rest" - picturesque! Leanne and Rosalie had colored the inside with quilts, sticheries and flowers. We were served lovely gourmet cooking - I still remember the chicken dish with lemon and coriander - and the great variety of cakes. So this was the setting for the stitch-in. When we arrived we all got a goodiebag - with one stichery pattern from Leanne and one from Rosalie, all of us chose to work with one of the two patterns - while Leanne and Rosalie helped us all with useful advice. We also got gifts! A small bag from yazzii with room for needles, tread and sissors - and the current stitchery project. There was also a raffle - with beautiful prizes - and I won