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Monday, September 3, 2012

Excitement From Across the Ditch!

Here in Oz we refer to the Tasman Sea that separates Australia and New Zealand as "the Ditch". It is a term of endearment. A while ago you may remember me telling you about a lovely lady by the name of Pauline from across 'the ditch' who owns a gorgeous patchwork shop called "The Quilted Gumboot"  at no. 6 Tui Street in Taihape in New Zealand. Well Pauline had bought some patterns from me and included "Christmas Bakeshop" for her stitching group to do. This morning I received a lovely email from Pauline with a photo of some of her ladies with their 'Bakeshop' quilts. I was so thrilled and excited to see them and they have done such a gorgeous job of their quilts that I just had to share the pic with you. Well done girls!!! Thanks for sharing your photo. I love it.
So if you are anywhere near Pauline's lovely shop drop by and say G'day!
For me on the sewing front I am still quilting "Country Garden" and still enjoying it. I am now on block 9 the last one so it will be the border soon.
and I have to say I think the Potting Shed block is rather cute.
The other thing I have managed to do is stitch a little sample from my new "Frosty Friends" stitchery booklet and take a photo of it to show you (No. 1 clever daughter is going to take a nicer photo soon). I got "Frosty Friends" and "Gingerbread Kisses" printed and I am just finishing a little sample from the Gingies booklet to show you later in the week but here is "Frosty Friends".....what you think?
The price for both booklets is $14.00 AUS each. I accept Paypal, Cheque or Money order. Email me if you would like to purchase one. I would like to thank all you lovely Frosty & Gingie fans out there who asked me for these as I had the best time creating these drawings for you. I will try and be quick with the Gingie sample.
Lastly I would like to say I hope all those wonderful Dads out there enjoyed their special day and I would like to leave you with a gorgeous image my daughter created which I think sums it up.

I hope your week is full of wonderful things and you find a little (or a lot) stitching time.
Blessings Michelle xxx


  1. How fabulous to see how everyone's projects turned out and don't they look gorgeous.

  2. What a nice surprise to recieve the pics! Your stitching is lovely Michelle..

  3. Hello Michelle,

    Such lovely quilts, congrats ladies. Love the Father's Day image. Happy stitching Michelle.

  4. The quilts are awesome... so nice that they sent you pictures... your garden stitcheries are so lovely too.... and new designs.... you are on a very busy roll....

  5. I must say I love your potting shed block too (not that I don't like the others!).

  6. love your stitchings Michelle and i also love frosty you are very clever and your daughter takes after you,its a very cute pic,enjoy your day Michelle,we have the sun shinning,its good to be alive.xx

  7. It must be thrilling for you to see photos of your patterns finished. I love your stitched blocks, that potting shed is very cute. Love your daughters photo - that style really captures the moment.

  8. Lovely quilts, they have all done a beautiful job. Your potting shed block is delightful. Such a pretty project.

  9. Your Country Garden blocks are just gorgeous Michelle. The Christmas Bakehouse quilts are awesome, I particularly like he one on the left (looking at the photo) which comes as no surprise and I am partial to RED...

  10. the girls quilts are fantastic! Love your garden blocks, they are so pretty.
    your snowman looks great in the blue thread.

  11. It must be so lovely to see others completing your patterns - and three of them in this case:) I have to agree about the potting shed stitchery, it's very quirky. Have a great week.

  12. Hi Michelle - arn't the Christmas Bakehouse quilts gorgeous - all different but all so lovely. Your Country Garden quilt is just beautiful - a great one for spring - the potting shed is cute, as they all are. I am having trouble with my emails at the moment, so could I order both your new booklets Michelle please - Frosty Friends and Gingerbread Kisses. Hope it will be fixed this week, so I can do paypal.

  13. It's great to see your work "up in lights" so to speak! Always nice to know someone else likes your designs isn't it!
    Good luck with the sales too! :)

  14. The quilts are gorgeous as are all of your lovely patterns . I love the Fathers Day photo , terrific and it does say it all. hugs Sheila


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