OK the pressure is on. I am now down to days not weeks to get the new book into the printers. Stress is up, Chocolate levels are increasing and it is time to unveil another little tidbit from my book. Not long now.....to the next hot chocolate. Keep Stitching Anni
Hi Everyone, I am stitching frantically in my little studio room while the rain is gently falling on our tin roof. A great day for sewing. I hoped to be a bit further advanced than I am ... Eeek, still madly trying to complete all my projects for my latest book 'The Story of my Day'. Here is a snippet of another project I am working on and of course it is all about shoes. Keep stitching Anni
Hi Everyone, Look at what just landed on my doorstep....my latest fabric range 'All in a Day'!!! I wasn't expecting this until early November, so what a great surprise! My fingers are itching to stitch with all the new prints....a very soft and gentle group. Printed by Henry Glass Fabrics and available now. Check out your local patchwork shop. There are 18 fabrics including the panel. Keep Stitching Anni
Hi All I am finally back in the shop and I thought I would showcase a few things that have come in. Every year I love receiving my shipment of calendars for next year. I pick these guys out in March and then have to wait 6 months before I get them. Unbearable nail chewing Christmas style frustration. Anyway here a few of some of the ones I have received. We have lots more including the fun dog and cat calendars as well as ones with sweet sayings and sunshiny images. Keep Stitching Anni
Hi While I was away unable to spend much time writing my book, I did do a tiny bit of hand sewing (in between the hot chocolates heheh). Here is a little peek of something new that will all be revealed next week. I love playing with wool and Pete has delivered with some delicious colours for me to try.
Hi Everyone, the book is coming along nicely. Still stitching madly, sore fingers and lots of late nights. But a sense of enjoyment in how it is turning out. Obviously slightly behind on my timing. However here is a photo of another project from the book.
Hi Everyone, I have been super busy working on new projects for my book - Story of My Day. So I though I would show you another block from my quilt. This one is all about shoes. Us girls can never have enough!.. Keep Stitching Anni
Life often feels like a whirlwind, and now I'm feeling it more than ever! The first part of the year is crazy where I have a few small shows and culminates with the big Australian Quilt and Craft Fair at Glebe Island. The second part of the year for me is all about being ready for the wholesale Quilt Market in Houston USA and the Trade Show at the Australian Quilt Market in Melbourne. It may not seem like much, but I know I need to design and create new projects to keep the ball rolling...something I love to do, but something which devours hours upon hours of my time.
As part of my push towards Houston I am in the middle of working on a new self-published book. I will be giving you sneak peaks over the next few weeks up till October. The book will be called 'Story of My Day', and you guessed it, it is all about crazy day to day life. The main quilt will be a stitchery quilt which can also be done with appliqué. I am planning on creating heaps of other projects in the book that I will show you as I go. Pete is also back with ridiculous stories to amuse you with so I hope you will enjoy it. The book will be available in your favourite patchwork shop and through my website if you need.
Also to let you know I have also designed a range of fabric with Henry Glass Fabrics called 'All in a Day' which is based around my book. The fabric will be available Novemberish but I will keep you posted closer to time. Anyway, here is my first sneak peak from my quilt.
Enjoy By the way only 2 days left in my Christmas in July competition. Spend $60 or more online or in my shop to be in the running for my Christmas pack. Good luck!