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Thursday, September 6, 2018

I'm Back!

I bet your thought I was dead and buried, or won the lottery and moved to the moon, or some other exotic place.  No, I just got lazy, and sucked in by Facebook and Instagram.

It has been since November 2016....almost 2 years and I wonder what I have been up to.  Today I found this in my cupboard.  An old friend that I think I started....hmmm....15 years ago.  I started the quilting and for some reason decided it was not good enough, and I would have to unpick.  Today with a more experienced eye, I think it is ok, or at least fixable.  Will work on this as I renew my friendship with you all.  This is an opportunity I think.

a few ripples in this quilting, but if I wash and block when complete, it will be ok.

What else have I been up to?  Well it is the beginning of Spring in Australia, and in my part of the country, we have had plenty of rain, so the garden looks pretty good.  It is a bit later than usual, but maybe it will pick up.
 These trees I saw on my morning walk.

and the Jasmin on the fence.  Always flowers 1st of September.

In the sewing world I have been busy.  No more Block of the Months for quite some time, but I am thinking of something, I just have to get my Mojo working again.

I fell into a bit of a deep hole last year when my DH John, took sick while we were travelling in Burma.  Beautiful country, but horrible place to get sick.  It was a long way home, and he ended up with heart surgery at the end of November.

While he was convalescing I had a lot of time on my hands, and managed to make a quilt that really inspired me.   It is from the pattern by Susan Smith called Stevie's Garden.  I called mine Midnight in the Garden for obvious reasons.
 It was made entirely from my scrap bag, and the background and the border was in my stash.  The Blue Ribbon was special....I had never had one of these before!  Right now i am doing a lot of knitting, and looking at UFO's and hoping to find some inspiration.
I know it looks funny, but this is a shawl I am knitting by a talented German lady Martina Behm.  The yarn is silk and baby camel, and divine to knit.

I have run out of oomph today, so will find a few more things later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. So nice to see you back, I've recently returned to blogging too. Congratulations on a your beautiful Stevie's Garden award, very well deserved! Hope your husband is ok now.

  2. Nice to see a post from you. You may have been absent from your blog but still made a beautiful quilt.

  3. Welcome back. Your quilt is beautiful. Hugs

  4. Lovely to see you back Wendy, and congratulations on your win. A beautiful quilt!

  5. It’s so good to see you back. I love everything you are sharing. Hugs,

  6. Welcome back! Sorry to hear about your husbands health problems, but good to see you spent your time well. Lovely project you are showing and congratulations on your ribbons for Midnight in the Garden. It is a lovely quilt, very delicate pattern. I was lucky enough to work in Petra Prins' booth at a quiltshow earlier this year and we had the original by Susan Smith in our booth, it is a very pretty quilt and pattern and I am happy you had such a succes with it. Look forward to your next posts.

  7. Excited to see your post this morning. I finished my red and green quilt top this summer. I thought about you a lot while I was working on it. We all go life twists and turns that side track us for a while. I stopped blogging in 2016 because of a few life twists then computer died. Just haven't taken the time to figure it all out again. Instagram has become my time taking activity! Welcome back!

  8. Welcome back and congratulations on your well deserved award! What a lovely quilt. I know you and Dawn had a wonderful time together. Happy to see you back in Blogland!

  9. Wendy bienvenido ¡¡ te añoramos!!
    Felicidades por tu premio.