Archive for January, 2011

Catching up 1

I plan to do a series of posts over the next couple of weeks to catch up on all the items I intended to blog about and haven’t as yet. Firstly, Claudia and I had a lovely ATC swap with our regular swap partner, Anne from France. Anne does the most beautiful miniature stitcheries I have ever seen and Claudia is always so excited to see the envelope arrive all the way from France.

Claudia and I have also been practicing our sketching and watercolouring via Jane Le Fazio’s online class.

First attempt!!








Getting better??

And then we moved onto leaves:








Just before I go and alter two dresses for daughter number 1’s 21st this coming weekend, here are Claudia and I getting some tips from Roger at the Australian Open Tennis!!



January 31, 2011 at 2:03 pm 3 comments

Balance Begins

My new year motto, goal, endeavour is to achieve balance and to begin now.

I aim to do this by: buying less, making more. Not so much in quantity but in time, making more time to work deeper into a project; slow cloth rather than flitting about from one process to another. Spend time in meditative stitching and creating. Spend more time at home or with like minded people. Cook and share good food. Get out into the garden. Nurture the spirit. Walk every day. Communicate and seek inspiration in simple things.

There are many inspiring and sharing people on the internet. Many are very nurturing and giving. Jude Hill, India Flint to name but two who live out this philosophy.

Another totally sharing group is 3creative studios- tips and Tom’s all year and giveaways constantly.

Check out their latest giveaway here.

I am looking forward to the unfurling of 2011.

January 2, 2011 at 2:03 pm 2 comments


January 2011

Notebook Project