Saturday, September 22, 2012

There and back again ...

Wow, so much for keeping up with Blogging.  Health stuff, lots of health stuff for me has seen me deciding wether or not I would keep designing or writing again.  But as it turns out, I can't breathe without doing either so I am back.  With plenty of quilt stuff to talk about too.  Enough to keep me busy  for a bit until we (and we find out in the next couple of days if this is confirmed for real) find out if we will be in Japan at the same time the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2013 will be on.

I have to clear my throat here ... hahemmm, cough cough cough.  HOOODYYYY FRICKIN HOOO!!

So, when and if we go there will be a whole bunch of stuff about the quilt show here.  I will be taking my laptop with me so I will be blogging while away.  Just warning tho, I will be writing about travelling with kids in Japan as well.  It will be eclectic so just a heads up.

And I will be teaching at the Craft Depot in October.  Yup, my block carrier is getting an airing :) but I am also rustling up a quilt made out of a Jellyroll and a pack of charm squares plus two half metres of yardage plus some homespun.  I'll be working on it over the next couple of days so will keep you posted.  I am also putting the final touches on my first pattern, for a cloth doll but more here when I can get the time to finish it properly.



Now tell me this DOESN'T look like a quilt.  It's going to be one very soon.  This group of five images is going to make up one block.  I am in the process of drafting it up now so I will share when it's ready to be worked on.  I took this pic in the Chinese Gardens in Sydney, if you have never been or are visiting the city for the first time it is a must to be visit.  It's wonderful.    I am heading off to the gardens  on Tuesday with Twinkle Toes, her BFF and my BFF and our little BFF for a day of Kinokuniya, Chinese Gardens and lunch at the legendary Hard Rock Cafe.


It's official.  I love Kale and how awesome does this look?  There is a real story here, but I am going to wait a little bit about this one and share in a little while.  But oh my, it's lovely.

And last but not least, the Kindle cover I made for my mum-in-law using Moda's new tiny squares and my new favourite tool, Making Memories Slice Fabrique.  If you haven't checked it out, have a squiz.  I really loved the ability to be able to use text with my quilting and there are a bunch of great deals about on the net.  Be sure if you are in Oz to buy your machine in Australia, if anything is wrong with it the company won't honour repairs or replacement on machines not bought from an Australian supplier sanctioned by them.  But you can save a bucket of money on design cards and accessories all over the net, start here.  I always design my own stuff but it is nice to have a bunch of alphabets I can use for my designing, along with some little designs that I don't have to re-invent the wheel to use if I need them.  Very happy.  Okay, I'm off.  Catch you on the flip side.