Monday, March 26, 2007
Worked on Eliza Sloan

Well, Daylight Savings are over for another year:( So now the days start getting shorter as we head towards Winter.

We had a busy weekend with the State elections being on Saturday. Bren and I voted early as we had to go down to Sydney before opening the shop at Midday. Then on Sunday I had a lazy day at home as Bren had to go back down to Sydney to attend a jewellery class with a visiting US teacher. He had a great day. I had planned to have a day of stitching but instead I laid in front of the TV and watched old Hitchcock movies on Fox Classics and slept most of the day. I guess I must have needed the rest:)

Tonight I gave the beading on Stargazer a rest and did some stitching on Eliza Sloan. This is not a great photo, sorry.

I am getting more sign ups for the Secret Sister club. I will put the Blog site up in the next few days:) Don't forget, if you would like to participate, drop me an email on
posted by Karen's Blog @ 10:40 pm   10 comments
Friday, March 23, 2007
Well, is one day I am pleased to see the end of a day. We had a bus tour of 35 ladies in the shop today. Thank heavens Bren was there to help me as it was pandemonium. Lovely ladies though:)

I am really tired but did get some beading done on Stargazer. I hope to have her finished soon.

Tommorrow we have to vote in the State elections. Bren and I are headed down to Sydney for a couple of hours so we will vote early and get it out of the way.

Well I'm off to bed now as I am really wiped out.
posted by Karen's Blog @ 9:22 pm   9 comments
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Wow, 2 days in a row

Hi guys,

Yes, shock and surprise. I am actually blogging 2 days in a row:)

Not a lot happened today but hubby finished his very first punchneedle. Here's a pic. I am so proud of him. He is working on his own designs now:)

Sorry this post is short and sweet. I will try to write more tomorrow:)
posted by Karen's Blog @ 9:46 pm   6 comments
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
A visit to the store
Well, I finally have a blog template that feels like "me". Thanks to Carol for finidng it for me and to Bren (dh) for converting it and making it work in Blogger. Hopefully this will inspire me to become a regular blogger. I really am going to try and be more disciplined as I love reading everyones blogs and being a part of the "Blogging World".

Ok, onto my latest news. Last Friday we had a trip to the shop from a group of ladies who get together from around Australia every 18 months or so and come to Sydney for a Needlework shop crawl. This was their second visit to see us but the first one to our new shop. They seemed to enjoy their visit. Here are some photos including one of me (with very short hair after a recent haircut), Gill (who Carol knows) and Tannia, who is a friend who lives in Melbourne.

Tannia flew up from Melbourne for the visit, but she stayed with us Saturday night and went home late Sunday. We went to a great Japanese restaurant Saturday night and then on Sunday went halfway down the mountain to the Springwood Quilt Show. I thought it would be a good show but it was very disappointing. We came back to Katoomba and went out to the Carrington Hotel for nice lunch before seeing Tannia off at the train station in the afternoon.

I was RAK'd twice this week, firstly by Tannia who made me a lovely biscornu and beaded scissor fob. She also gave me this lovely dragonfly hanging ornament and a sweater with a dragonfly on it. I was also RAK's by Carol who sent me some great freebies and a pack of gorgeous little metal dragonfly beads that I am going to use as my signature on all future stitching and quilts. What a fantastic idea!!!

On the stitching front, I am just putting the beads on Stargazer. I will post a photo of her tomorrow.

I took part in a "Secret Sister" group a few years ago. It was with a group of patchwork friends but it was so much fun that I am thinking of running one with some of my stitching friends. It is usually run over a 6 month period, so we would look at starting in June and running this first one until December. The idea is that I would set up a seperate Blog and take everyone's name. Each person is assigned a "secret sister" for the 6 months Each month you send the person you are assigned a gift anonymously. At the end of the 6 months we have the big "reveal". I will have more details on how this will run later, but at the moment I am just looking for expressions of interest. If we get enough participants, I will set up the Blog and send out more detailed instructions. If you are interested, please emial me at

posted by Karen's Blog @ 9:25 pm   5 comments
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