Saturday, April 30, 2011


I was thinking that from now on I would like to put other things on this blog and not just quilting. Since I have been really slack in that department lately, I don't like leaving a long time between posts.

It will be May in a couple of days. That means mid autumn. To celebrate mid Autumn I took some pictures of the garden as it is at the moment.  

It is the time of the autumn equinox, and the harvest is winding down. The fields are nearly empty, because the crops have been plucked and stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, and it is when we take a few moments to honor the changing seasons, and celebrate the second harvest. On or around September 21, for many Pagan and Wiccan traditions it is a time of giving thanks for the things we have, whether it is abundant crops or other blessings.

So many Autumn blessings to you all.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Yesterday was a great day although I thought I would be posting this post when I came home last night. Thanks to technical issues on Facebook I spent all night into the wee hours uploading pictures over there. 

My friends Leanne and Erica and I went over to Melbourne for the Australasian Quilt Convention which was held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens. 

There was so much to see there in the way of quilting supplies and quilts that were on display. I cant put all the photos here but here are a few anyway.

Next post will be of all the stuff I bought :) overall a very productive and really great day.

After a long walk down from Carlton Gardens we stopped here for a snack before making our way back to the airport to catch our flight home. Melbourne is vibrant and full of activity late in the afternoon. 

Leanne and Erica when we arrived in the morning or lunch time rather thanks to jetstar being late. Why would anyone expect any less from Jetstar, lateness and stuffing up bookings. Oh well nevermind. Lessons learned.

The entrance to the fair.

Some of the stalls or quilt shops with all their pretty things.

The building has amazing ceilings and features that you have to look up to see. It is painted with frescoes and floral borders.

This dragon quilt was gorgeous, representing the seven deadly sins etc all done with machine applique and 3D motif. Its really cute.

One of my favorite quilts since I love fairies. This was an alphabet quilt featuring flower fairies. 

This was L for Lilac If I remember rightly

This one was gorgeous made by a Tasmanian lady featuring hexagons and applique.

Hand quilting in a frame.

Horse and carriage. Poor horses looked sad and tired. :(

Pretty flowers

More horse and carriage

Flinders Street station.