Some Christmas Travelling!

Some travelling around in the last few days,

has seen us visiting family around the north and the east in the state of Victoria.



Out walking at dusk on Christmas Day, Mt Buller looked stunning in the background.



As did Highton Manor, with the sun shining on it.



Back on the coast at a favourite spot.

Calm (above) before the storm. (below)



Called into Lily Lane at Rosedale who happened to be having a sale

and picked up some great fabrics for backings. Can’t wait to start on some new designs.



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Feast – Christmas at The Johnston Collection

Many years ago, 2013 in fact artists and guilds

from the Mornington Peninsula were invited to

create works for The Johnston Collection.

This year work from the last four Christmases past

have been invited to exhibit their work once again.

Click here to read my post from 2013.



A close up  of some of the roses.



To read more about The Johnston Collection click here and here.


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Lakes Entrance Weekend Retreat!

Spending some time with these lovely ladies from all over

Victoria on retreat at the beautiful Lakes Entrance,

organised by Lily Lane.



Who doesn’t love a weekend of stitching, sewing,

catching up with like minded friends and making new ones.

(Sorry for the blury pics)




Show and tell after lunch, these star blocks produced from the morning and

with Jen displaying blocks for her version of Illusions.



Another show and tell this week is from Lynne,

who emailed this pic (top) of her version

of my Morning Glory design.

Love those bright colours, thanks for sharing Lynne.


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Easter weekend!


Easter on the Ninety Mile Beach this year started

with some not so good weather, overcast, windy

and rough seas. Although we love this beach

in all weather.


What a difference a day makes,

clear skies, calm water and not another person in sight.


A visit to the newly opened

Lily Lane Too was in order to purchase some needed supplies.



To complete my stack of stars.



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Class Show & Tell!


At a recent sewing day at

The Sewing Bee Cafe, lots of ladies who have been

attending my classes brought along the blocks

they had been working on over the holidays.

(Sorry for the blurry pics)


S-B Cafe B-G Jan17a


Beginners Applique class above,

Baltimore Garden class below.


S-B Cafe B-G Jan17b


 S-B Cafe B-G Jan17e


S-B Cafe B-G Jan17c


This one waiting for the 3D flowers we will be putting together next month.


S-B Cafe B-G Jan17d


I love to see these quilts coming together.

Well done ladies, your blocks are looking great.

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Happy New Year 2017!


As we say goodbye to 2016 and welcome in a brand New Year of 2017,

I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of my readers, followers,

 class participants and stockists all the best for the coming year.




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Mystery Sewing!


Week/clue 5 of the Mystery Quilt is now complete,




with much of week/clue 4 also complete.




Yesterday summer storms rolled in after temperatures of 38°c. (100°f)

This was the view from the road as we raced over to the beach for more pics.






Looks impressive and makes our beach look very tropical,

but not a lot of rain for us compared to other places.

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A visit to Lily Lane!

On a recent visit to Lily Lane, these quilts were spotted.

Samples made from my patterns.

Lily Lane 02-16c

Morning Glory

 Lily Lane 02-16d

Stars over Kansas, looks great made in modern fabrics.


Lily Lane 02-16g


Lily Lane 02-16e


These Tula Pink fabrics were also spotted,


Lily Lane 02-16b


Lily Lane 02-16a


and very excited to bring these home with me.

New designs are drawn up & I can’t wait till I have some time to cut into them.

 Lily Lane 02-16f

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The Patchwork Tea House!

The Patchwork Tea House a

It is with great sadness that I share the news that

The Patchwork Tea House store in Warburton is closing down.

This beautiful shop will be missed by many,

not only for Gary’s wonderful scones and

Marilyn’s generous support and encouragement.

I wish them well in their semi retirement

and look forward to their continued friendship.

Please click here to read the newsletter.

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Happy Australia Day!



While searching for images to use in today’s post I came across this one below

and another suggesting to post some photos of our favourite places around

this great country we live in. Some I have posted before and others are totally new.


Happy Australia Day


Sunrise from our driveway 5.30 am one day last week,

off for my early morning walk.


Sunrise over the Ninety Mile Beach, Gippsland Victoria.

New Year 2016d


Noojee Trestle Bridge

Trestle Bridge a


Beautiful tall tree ferns and the smell of the gum trees after a shower of rain.

Fabric Frolic 15b


Great Divide c


Victoria’s High Country above & below.

Great Divide a




Murphy’s Haystacks, South Australia.



Mum Magpie and her very young chick.

         Magpies 1       Magpies 3


Crimson Rosella

Crimson Rosella






Aussie Beach Huts


Unique Aussie beach huts on the Mornington Peninsula.


Aussie beach Hut


The perfect finish, sunset over the water.

Happy Australia Day!


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