January 1st 2020
I have set myself up outside to write this, overlooking my back garden! A beautiful summer's day and not a cloud in the sky! With the shop closed over Christmas, it's lovely to have the time to sit and ponder "things", do a little bit of gardening, reading, spend time with family and re-do the aims for the new year!! Wipe the slate clean and start again with a new list!
Last year we made some changes in the shop, namely new chairs, a new counter and cupboards and a general freshening up. This year as well as attending the Australian Quilt Convention at the Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne, we will be heading to Craft Alive Bendigo in June and Hobart in October. While they will be challenging and require careful planning, we are looking forward to meeting a huge number of like minded ladies, and no doubt having lots of laughs along the way!
Over the holidays we are again having some all day classes. Delma Moore will be here on January 16th for a glorious all day class spent embroidering! If you need a new project to start the new year, she is teaching her proud owl, example as pictured, beautifully stitched and sequined. However, if you would like to work on your own project, setting yourself up for the whole years embroidery (!!) that's fine too.
For our patchwork ladies, on Friday 24th January, Julie McMillan will be teaching "Beyond Cathedral Windows" This is a delightful block that is both machine and hand pieced. If you are wanting a change from combinations of squares, rectangles and triangles, this is the workshop for you! Spend a great day with Julie, learning a new technique! Please see example photo.
For our free choice all day patchwork classes with myself, the dates are Friday 17th, Monday 20th and Thursday 23rd January. Bring along your current project, or start a new one - its a great way to make headway with your quilt, 6 hours of uninterrupted sewing and enormous fun! All classes are 10.00 - 4.00 p.m.
For all information regarding these classes, have a look at our Upcoming Events.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2020 with lots of pleasure brought through our stitching!