Saturday, 15 May 2010

A few things to tell you.

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Wow…first of all I want to tell you that Linda Hungerford has written an article on a few Australian stitchers and are featured in the American magazine Quilters Newsletter, I am one of them among other Aussie designers. It’s very exciting and you can read about it on Linda’s blog. Linda contacted me late last year and interviewed me and so I had fun talking about quilting and stitching with her.

I won’t get my hands on a copy until next month and I look forward to that as Gail Pan has her beautiful quilt featured in it. Have a look here.


I have been busy making some new designs for the Aussie magazines and its strange making Christmas things. I love Christmas things so it has been fun.

Also some other creations have escaped my head and started to become reality.

Here’s a sneak peek….



I woke up early this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep so thought I may as well just get up. I would love to have more sleep but if the brain goes full throttle at 4 am then it’s just a waste of time trying to go back to sleep.


The postie has delivered me some parcels for my birthday which is on Tuesday from my gumnut sisters and I haven’t opened them yet as I will wait until the day. My DH and PIL are taking me to an Italian Restaurant for lunch to celebrate my birthday which will be very special. I am rather partial to Italian food.

My DH took me to the jewellers yesterday so I could pick out a Charm for my Pandora bracelet. I love it and I am getting a few now and they are all very special as each one signifies a special time or event for me. Plus my DH’s darling Aunt who is 93 yrs old gave me some money for my b’day so with that I got a charm for my bracelet too. The glass bead one is what my DH gave me.

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I have been doing a bit of blogging and catching up with all your blogs and it is very inspiring looking at all you do. It over whelms me at all the beautiful things you make and do. I love reading your blogs.

Hugs to all…….Vicki

17 lovely people said....:

Funoldhag said...

Great article in QNL about the beautiful stitcheries you Australian girls are doing - I think embroidery is starting to become popular here, also. We have a small group that is meeting once a month for most of the day. I really enjoy stitching and, aside from cross stitching a lot some years ago, I hadn't done any of the regular embroidery until redwork took hold. How could anyone ever be bored? I just wish I could do more!! I love looking in on your blog and those of your friends! Carol

Quilt Hollow said...

I'l have to check out the article. Happy Belated Birthday!!

KaHolly said...

First of all, Vicki, congratulations on the interview! Secondly, that sneak peak looks very interesting and I cannot wait to see what it is! You are such a tease. And lastly, 4 a.m. is the best time to be creative in my opinion. Personally, I wish there were more early morning hours in a day! Hope you have a very happy birthday. You certainly are off to a good start! ~karen

barb's creations said...

Congratulations on your interview,you're becoming famous!You are such a tease with your sneak peeks....Hope you have a lovely birthday for Tuesday and I can't wait to catch up with you and you DH later this month :) Barb.

Barb said...

How fun for you, your creations are always lovely...

Mary Ann said...

I look forward to reading the article when my magazine arrives!!!
All the best!

Leeanne said...

happy birthday for Tuesday.
I know exactly how you feel, when you can't might as well being doing something! Don't get me wrong I like sleep like the next person, but it feels like it is over rated...when there is so much I want to get done in a day!

Sew Useful Designs said...

Hello sweet Vicki!
Congratulations with the magazine sweetie, can't wait to get a copy myself and read all about my gumnut sister! :-)
A 4am start eh? Gosh, I wish I was coherent enough at that hour to get some crafting done! Darling, I love your sneak peek... nice fresh greens... yum!! Very very intriguing!

Chat to you soon!
Love always
Vikki xoxo

Allie said...

Congrats on being featured in QN! I can't wait to find that mag here. Love your little sneaky peeky - I can imagine how hard it is to work on Christmas stuff when it's just started summer! Well, winter for you.

Lovely charms Vicki, Happiest of Birthdays to you dear one!

alice said...

Can't wait to zip out and get the new magazine. I miss Australia so much! And Happy Birthday early. The charms are gorgeous. L,A-

Maria said...

It is so wonderful to see our Aussie designers beinfg recognised,Conagratulations Vicki and the other wonderful ladies.

Also have a very Happy Birthday on Tuesday.

Oh cannot wait to see what your sneek peek is!

Ondrea said...

Congrats Vicki on featuring you in the newsletter among your peers. That sneak peak of your Christmas project looks good but I wouldn't expect anything less from you hehehehehehe. When the brain starts ticking overtime one just needs to get the ideas down on paper as soon as possible, that is when the best ideas flow- usually in bed or the shower! Hugs.

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations on being interviewed and well deserved. You will have to let us see the article. Enjoy your birthday.

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations on the article.
Loving the colors and design in your new piece, can't wait to see the rest.


Micki said...

Congratulations on the article...How exciting!

Jenny of Elefantz said...

I love your sneak peek!! I wonder what it is??? ;-)

Liz said...

Happy birthday. Congrats on getting into the American mag. OOh that new "whatever "looks good.