Thursday, February 3, 2011

l'm back!!!

Having just spent 4 weeks at my beach house, one would expect to come home relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to go!! Well, l am pleased to say l am.

While the first 2 weeks were busy with family, and many friends visiting, the second week l managed to read 3 books while watching the flooding dramas engulfing our northern neighbours.

 l took a pasta cooking class, making it from scratch. And took a bag of goodies home,
 and shared a wonderful meal with my DH.


 Then there was the family pizza night, when we made 20 pizza's ( also from scratch )
to feed a hungry family of 20 adults.
 Double yumm!!

The 4th week, 4 girlfriends joined me and we had some much needed sewing therapy.
Cooking plays a large part of our life at the beach, and when the girls visited,
 it was no different. Some wonderful meals were shared, a few glasses of wine drunk,
many wonderful stories told and shared, and new memories made.

 Lots of these were sewn.


l am so looking forward to this new year, and even with January already done and dusted,
 there are many adventures ahead.

l had 2 quilts published this month. The first one, Georgie's Birthday Quilt,
 was in Australian Patchwork and Quilting.

Then this one came out this week. Its in Australian Country Craft. l even made the cover!!

My thoughts today are with our northern neighbours again, as they recover from what must
 have been an incredibly frightening night, as Cyclone Yasi crossed land. l pray they are all safe!!

Thanks for visiting.


  1. Welcome back. Your beach retreat sounds wonderful, restful and rejuvenating. Congratulations on the two patterns, and especially the cover!

  2. Welcome back. I'm looking forward to see your sewing projects this year.

  3. What a fun time away!
    Congrats on the gorgeous quilts geting published.

  4. Great to see you back blogging! Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. I was wondering about "beach house", but no wonder you are at the opposite side of the earth than me!

  5. Welcome back Linda. Glad you enjoy your time away. Congratulations on getting to the cover. I will be looking out for it. Happy Chinese New Year!
    Hugs Nat

  6. Welcome back Linda!! I saw Georgie's quilt in the magazine and was so excited for you. And now youre a Cover Girl too!! I'm glad you've had a wonderful break! We were just saying the other day that we should make pizzas.

  7. Sounds like you had a wonderful time away. Love hand made pasta , but have not made it myself for many years.
    Congrats on the quilts being published.
    Looking forward to all the quilting inspiration you will bring us this year

  8. Hi Linda welcome back. Sounds like you had a fabulous time at the beach and a well deserved rest. Congratulations on the quilt publication. What a thrill!

  9. Welcome back and congrats on the double publishing. ? for you, did you applique your GFG to the border? I don't know what to do with mine and that was my thought.

  10. Welcome back, you are setting a cracking pace so early in the year!
    Congratulations on being published, twice. Look forward to seeing what else you have up your sleeve.

  11. Missed your posts Linda, good to have you back!

  12. I love your blog so glad I found it! I love making pasta so I hope you had fun!

  13. Nice to be able to read about what you are doing again. I've missed you. Sounds like your beach house is a very positive place. Wonderful. Congratulations on more quilts being published, and even a front cover! How exciting. I will be looking out for them.

  14. Oh spending time at the beach sounds wonderful. And better yet - wonderful food! That pasta looks awesome! We make our own pizzas from scratch and it is my favorite thing to eat! I saw your quilt this week in AU P&Q! I don't come across the other magazine. I"ll have to look a bit harder.

  15. I'm moving to Australia and joining your group! Your site is beautifuly done, features amazing quilts and dedication

  16. WOW Linda - That sounds like a wonderful summer perfect!
    Congrats on your beautiful quilts being published!!! AND making it to the Top 50 Quilting Blogs - you deserve it too!
    Best wishes always


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