Monday, 31 December 2007


Happy New Year to you. I hope 2008 is a wonderful year for you, filled with many adventures, lots of love, friendship, happiness and creating.

Thursday, 27 December 2007

My New Toy

Christmas went really well. On Christmas eve when it got dark we drove around to see all the christmas lights on all the houses. There is one street in particular which goes all out and they even have santa there. On Christmas Day we had a Barbeque seafood lunch out on our back entertaining area, followed by an afternoon of playing cricket in our backyard. The neighbours even came down for drinks and a game. It was a really lovely relaxing day. It was good because it was warm but not sweaty hot like last year. But I do dream of sometime having a white christmas though, maybe in the USA or Canada.

Well santa did come and this is my new toy. I had fun today setting it all up and testing out the stitches.

I didn't get a chance to do any freemotion embroidery, maybe tomorrow. I can tell I'm going to have lots of fun.

I was looking at the Quilt University site and found some interesting classes starting in January. Journal Quilts and People in Places appealed to me, but I'm not sure if I will sign up for one. The Take It Further Challenge and the 2 Joggles classes I'm doing should keep me busy for the first part of the year. I might think about it abit.

I've been looking at some of the blogs on the Take It Further Challenge list. There are so many so I've been going through them bit by bit when I get a chance. Its great looking at everyones work. I read Sharon's RSS post today so I will be able to keep track of what everyone is doing. It's going to take a little while to put all the blog sites onto Blogger Reader but it will make things alot easier.

Monday, 24 December 2007


I don't know what's happened to my blog header. It's gone big. I think I have to crop the photo and reput it back on. Will have to do that when I have more time after Christmas. It's been a busy time.

Have a lovely Christmas. Keep safe and I hope Santa visits. Also if you live somewhere that it snows, I hope you have a White Christmas.

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Well Here I Am

"Spirt Garden"

Well I finally decided to start up a blog.

I'm doing Sharon B's Take it Further Challenge next year and also some Joggles classes so I thought this was a good way to show my creations and meet people with similar interests. I am currently crazy about Art Quilts and needle felting. Also Santa's bringing me a new sewing machine for Christmas, (yes I have been a good girl), so I can't wait to do some free motion embroidery too. I'm having fun exploring my creativity and seeing where it takes me.

The above piece "Spirit Garden" is a felted piece which I'm currently making into an art quilt.

If you want to find out more about Sharon's Take it Further Challenge go to

Also Joggles classes are fantastic. You can find them at

I'm still working out how things all work on this blog, so there is likely to be colour changes and things added as I go along.

See you for now!