Seen the cover of my book and it gave me goosebumps!

crazyquiltdesign-coverHi all just a quick heads up to say I am back home, over the jet lag, done the hum drum bits like unpacking and the washing and started to tackle the over grown garden. But that is all mundane stuff and boring.

I have 2 pieces of exciting news. The first is that I have seen the cover of my book! I am sharing it with you. I have also been checking the edits etc. The title will be The Visual Guide to Crazy Quilting Design: Simple Stitches Stunning Results. The book has been in the hands of my publisher (C&T) and they have been doing their magic. It is due to be published mid year in 2017 and I am already excited about it.

Other news is that I have my shop back online. Both sets of my templates are available. If you are ordering or a gift please remember I am in Australia and of course this is the holiday season so order quickly to meet the date.


Crazy Quilt Templates set 1 you will find here

Crazy Quilt Templates set 2 you will find here


In a Minute Ago a site about journaling

image for in a minute ago Hi everyone – I have some news I am excited about as I have re-launched In a Minute Ago as a site which explores contemporary journals and journaling techniques and turn it into a resource site that offers techniques and ideas that people can have fun with.  Contemporary Journaling often combines visual elements such as sketching, collage, printmaking, and photography with text.  Journaling is heavily influenced by the book arts and artist books. Some journals explore the format of the book with pages that fold out, or have concertina pages, while others hold memorabilia in constructed pockets.All sorts of interesting things are happening in the journaling community so I have decided to track this topic on In a Minute Ago.

Why? There is nothing like a road trip to get me thinking. Sitting 5-6 days driving in one direction, visiting family and then turning around and driving back for another 5-6 days meant I thought about what was satisfying about keeping a blog and why I was doing it. I knew my old site needed attention and decided to re-launch In a Minute Ago and this morning I have made a video on how to choose a journal.

Visit In a Minute Ago I hope to see you there

Time for a Cuppa

photo of me on training walkJerry and I are going off on a bit of an adventure walking the  Camino de Santiago which is a 500 mile (800 Kilometres)  pilgrimage walk from St Jean Pied-de-Port in France to Santiago in Spain. It will probably take us about 5-6 weeks to walk it. Other travels involve seeing friends in the UK and Europe. We will be away a good few months.

I can’t guarantee that I can get to your emails or messages as quickly as I normally do. I’ve closed the online shop and will be re-opening the store in the first week in December.

Take a Stitch Tuesday  (TAST)  will continue with prewritten posts scheduled to be published each Tuesday. When I can I will be checking out what people do , as love seeing some of the inventive ways the stitches are used.

As I travel  I will share textile related adventures on Pintangle. I am travelling in Holland, France, the UK, and Basque country in Spain who all have amazing embroidery traditions. I will stay on topic (ie textiles) as I think that although people say they want holiday photos they are being polite.

In a minute Ago has been relaunched as a blog about journaling and journal techniques. If you are wanting more of my travels and travel sketches I will share them on the new re-launched In a Minute Ago.  Jerry who is far better travel writer than I am,  will sharing his photos and trip experiences on his blog  The FogWatch. All of the blogs have a ‘follow’ function so you can get email updates delivered to your inbox as they are published.