Thursday, 12 February 2009

It never ceases to amaze me how diligent people are with their blogs - I am not one of those people! Sorry if you visit frequently!!

The last couple of months have been an emotional journey for me - seems a bit irrelevant now as we hear of the devastation and loss of life in Victoria with the bushfires. Something a lot of us cannot comprehend but our hearts are certainly with those who have and are suffering.

For me it was the loss of my Mum a few days before Christmas - I miss her every day and I was so sad that she didn't see the book in its final stage. A photo of my Mum with one of her beloved hydrangeas and a snapshot of just a few of the amazing condolence flowers that I was sent.

The other amazing journey was the book launch last week. 200 friends and family stood in the most unbearable heat in a small hall! I am so grateful and humbled by the overwhelming support - thankyou to everybody and especially to Christopher Menz, the Director of the Art Gallery of South Australia , for coming and for making a speech. Photos of yours truly with Christopher and yours truly again expressing my thanks to everyone and especially to William Morris!


  1. Congratulations on the book I havent made any of your patterns I just drool over ausrose when she makes one.:)another one of my quilt group brought your new book & it is giving her much solace as it was delivered thursday as her house had burnt down that morning!!she is planning to make a cushion straight away from it its what she needs to keep her spirits up....

  2. Condolences on the loss of your Mum Michele.....and on a happier note congratulations on the book...I had to work and couldn't make the launch the other week....but Cheryl bought her copy to our stitching group and you should be really proud of it...great effort...will catch again one day soon....!

  3. Congratulations Michelle on a wonderfull book!!! I just love it!!! I was dismayed not to be at the launch tho :((

    Condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mum.

    Keep up the good work.
    Best wishes


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