Well after a very long wait the second half of the "Sweet Sixteen" range by Edyta Sitar - Laundry Basket Quilts - for Moda. Have eventually arrived in store. There are 21 different batiks that work very well with the other 19 floral, spots, border prints etc - these fabrics will soon be up on my online store, so jump over to www.cottageonthehill.com.au and place your order - fabrics are priced at $20 per metre. I will soon have a full selection of her patterns and books in store as well. I can't wait to find time to make up one of Edyta's designs using this wonderful range. The full range of fabrics can be seen here
My camera has been a little slack on retreats laterly - so instead of quilts I thought I would share with you some of the yummy food I made this evening for my up coming retreat. Muffins and individual Date and Caramel tarts. The recipes are in my 2nd book - "Dreaming of a White Christmas" - if you would like to purchase a copy they are on sale- 50% off - to the first 20 customers at $10 per copy - which includes postage with in Australia - once again jump over to www.cottageonthehill.com.au to place your order.
Hope it is warmer at your house then it is at mine - Winter is certainly back
To celebrate my 50th Birthday (which was nearly 2 months ago now) we had booked to go to New Zealand for a few days with friends - anyway the ash cloud put a stop to that back in June. So we rebooked and flew to NZ back about 3 weeks ago. What an amazing view from the plane as we approached Christchurch Airport - I just love mountains and these ones looked amazing covered in snow.
My favourite place in all the world is Queenstown - it was such glorious weather for the few days we were there after a huge snow fall just before we arrived. One thing I have wanted to do on previous visits is to tandum hang glide from above the Skyline over looking Queenstown - Geoffrey has never let me but for some reason this year it was OK (he said it was because I have rared the kids now). So this photo is me gliding over the skys above Queenstown - what an amazing experience - so I can tick that off my list of things I want to do now I am 50.