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  
  • At 1:30 am, Blogger Carol said…

    Sign me up for that Secret Sisters group - yes!!! I adore your template and am so happy Bren got it to load up for you! Love the photos - Gill and Tannia look great!! I wish I had been there too!

  • At 1:32 am, Blogger Jenn said…

    Your new blog layout looks great. I love the photo of the Dragon Fly. I know what you mean about finding the right template. I felt the same way before I redid my blog last year.

  • At 7:06 am, Blogger bunnyhead said…

    Great template! I can't seem to quite get my layout right. What a great RAK! That biscornu is beautiful :) I'm so excited to see your finished Stargazer!

  • At 8:39 am, Blogger Tannia said…

    YAY! A post from you :) I had such a great time with you in the mountains - I always feel sad to leave.

    Sign me up for the secret sister too :)

  • At 9:38 am, Blogger Hazel said…

    Hey I found your blog via Carols and it is cool. I wish I knew how to put a template on mine!! Yours is beautiful. What wonderful Raks. The secret sister thing sounds interesting too.

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