Wednesday, 24 October 2007


I love Auckland. What a City! This photo was taken from Devonport. If you are visiting the city, you must go up the Sky Tower. From the top of the tower is the most amazing view of Auckland. All quilters and textile artists should take the ferry from the city to Devonport. Walk up the main high street. Stop at the public library. There is a quilt hanging in the library. Then continue up the street to Cushla Village Fabric shop. This is a shop were you leave your husband/partner next door in the coffee shop. And remember to take his credit card!! Do you want to see what came home with me as it kept calling out to me in the Cushla?

Saturday, 13 October 2007

Los Angeles

Have you ever been to LA? It is an amazing place! Three days whistle stop tour. We visited the Chinese Theatre, Beverley Hills, Hollywood Farmer's Market, Paramount Studios and Vernice Beach. And lets not forget the shopping malls! We met some wonderful friendly but weird locals on our travels through LA. The roads were confusing and volume of traffic horrendous. But I still would stop-over again. The only disappointing fact about LA is that I did not find any quilting shops. We found TWO skating board shops for my son. But not one quilting shop! This is the reason I need to go back for another visit. If you have visited LA and know were the quilting shop or quilters hang out, please let me know. I thought USA was the big wig in the quilting world!!

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

My stash

Is there anyone out there that has more fabric and quilting stuff than me? No, I thought not! I do not buy fat quarters, half metres or even metres pieces any more. I buy by the bolt. Just ask any of my dearest friends - Nancy, Ani, Pearl, Sheila and Brenda. Back in January I thought I could go the whole year without buying any fabric. It only lasted until the Spring Quilt Show at Westpoint in March. Pearl and Brenda were a very poor influence on me!! My poor husband as been trying very hard for several years to contain my quilting from taking over the whole house. But with five friends (who will remain nameless) that keep encouraging me to bring home special pieces of fabric for challenge projects and round robins, he is doomed. So from now on I am going to become the Queen of fabric stashing and finished UFO's. Or at least until I go to the States in July.