Saturday, July 3, 2010


It's my birthday today. I had such a great day, thank you to all my family and friends who made this day so special.
Breakfast with my son, his wife and their new born baby, my first grandson.
In the afternoon I went out with my neighbours all the way out west of Sydney, places I had not seen, Indian food, how delicious, and there was birthday cake too.
Lots of phone calls from my family in Germany and friends all over the world, cards and gifts made by very skilled  people.
I am appreciated, thank you.
I am loved, thank you.
Life is beautiful, abundant in every way and it was shown to me over and over again today.

Good night - sleep tight - don't let the bedbugs bite

Friday, July 2, 2010

How to Free Motion Machine Quilt

In Line Dancing Free-motion machine quilting made easy Martha Milne demonstrates how basic lines found in her natural environments inspire her quilting lines. These flowing lines include Ripple Stipple, Making Waves and Mussel Shell.
Any quilter using a frame can use Martha's technique.
She uses Ball Room Dancing as a metaphor combined with the song La Mer playing in the background, which makes the whole experience of watching the DVD so much more fun. I have watched the DVD over and over - even with my friends.