Monday, June 14, 2010


Hi Everyone, I am still here. It has been madness in my life at the moment. We have built new premises for our business and moved into them which was a huge job. I also had extensive dental work (YUK!!!) plus physio on knee and as if I didn't have enough to do I decided to move my quilt room to a bigger room in our apartment and make my husband's study into my old quilt room. What a sucker for punishment!!!!!! I must say I am LOVING my new Quilt Room but what a job. I have a HUGE stash (just like everyone!!) but also collect antique sewing items, toy sewing machines, vintage Madam Alexander Dolls and have many quilts to stack plus all the WIP were bagged, labelled and lined up in one cupboard with glass doors so I can see them and then decide do I really want to start another or maybe just grab one from the pile to finish. This move into an apartment, empty nesting thing is a lot harder to do if you are a Quilter!!!! Would you believe I had sewing in 5 rooms now it is all in one room with a large table to work on. This will be much better when the Kokeshi Dolls meet here on Wednesdays. I have sewn some more fussy hexagons and am busily cutting out plenty more to take to Europe as I am off to V & A in 13 days as well as Italy, Russia, Norway and a few other Countries. The BEST NEWS EVER is I am going to be a GRANDMOTHER!!!!! We can't believe it!!!!! So much planning of nursery etc. What fun. As usual I have mucked up loading photos so will save them for a later date.


  1. Welcome back after all your moving and rearranging and CONGRATULATIONS - being a grandmother is the best! And you'll be able to make a lot of quilts for the little one! Enjoy your trip - post lots of news and photos when you can. I'm at the V&A this weekend, looking forward to it.

  2. Welcome back. Oh to have a big organised sewing room :-)
    I am seriously jealous about your trip to Europe and the V&A. I bought the book instead. My turn will come. So Enjoy and have a ball.

  3. Glad you've survived all the manic activity - what a lot you've achieved! Love the sound of the new room (especially the bagged WIPs) - need reminding of your "free in London/could meet" dates as I seem to have totally lost the plot!

  4. Congratulations on your grandbaby news!!!
    Sounds like there will be no excuse now for not sewing with all the changing around finished. I am so envious of you going to V & A - I hope you have a wonderful time.

  5. Hi, I can well believe that you had sewing in 5 rooms. Have you been peeking in my house by any chance. When I can guarantee that my daughter has finally left home then that is where it is all going. How wonderful to be having a grandchild, another excuse to have more fabric and quilts. Enjoy the V& A. Everyone I know who has been says it is very good.

  6. Hi Sharron, glad all is ok in your part of the world... tee hee
    Sounds like you've been doing lots of moving things!!
    A hugs congrats on being a Grandmother and travel safely!!
    Lovely to hear from you.

  7. Congratulations!!!! So happy for you! Gonna be a lucky baby!!! :)
    Enjoy the V&A! Look forward to hearing about your trip...:)