A visit to Forster and beyond.

A visit to Forster and beyond.

My most recent adventure took me to the beautiful town of Forster.  The area is known for it's beautiful beaches so I made sure I arrived early to have time to go exploring.  As you know I live in the mountains and it's rare I get to visit the ocean so when I do I go a bit snap happy!  At certain times of the year you can see whales splashing around in these waters.  The clouds were putting on a spectacular show the day I was there,  and the waves leapt up to the occasion with dramatic splashes.  A beach of pebbles. Each one had it's own beauty and character.  I know photos don't have sound but maybe you can imagine how wonderful it was to hear the roar of the ocean, crashing of the waves, the seagulls calling. It was good for the soul to feel the sand between my toes.  This lady simply smiled throughout my beachy explorations.  I know I always say this but one of the fun parts of staying with a fellow quilter i

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The most tremendous QuiltNSW weekend!!

The most tremendous QuiltNSW weekend!!

Last weekend I attended a most tremendous Quilt NSW Away meeting. Each year Quilt NSW, which is based in Sydney, holds a meeting in a regional location. This year it was hosted by the Blue Mountains Quilters here in the Blue Mountains. It was a huge success with a record number of attendees. Yay, go quilters!!!! I was on first with my presentation  about the quilting on my quilts. I like that it's a different way of looking at my work. In fact I sometimes think my quilting gets lost in all the bright colours and designs of my quilts, or is hard to see in photographs so it was a great opportunity to focus on the detail of the quilting stitches. I have tried different techniques of stitching and quilt construction over the years so I hoped to impart that it's fun to try different ways of doing things. I preferred to treat my presentation as an informal chat about my approach to quilting over my journey as a quilter. I welcomed questions throughout which opened th

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