My Summersault Adventure

Remember a while ago I went on an adventure to Magical Lands? I was curious about how it happened so I did some investigating and it seems I've discovered how to travel to other places! If I i switch my sewing machine to stitch 263 , think of a place I'd like to go, use my pedal and hey presto off I go!

It's winter now here in Australia and I was longing for some summery sun, so I decided it was a perfect excuse to go on a journey to Summersault gardens in search of the infamous Pixie Stick Posies.

So I switched my stitch, pressed the pedal and the sound of twinkling chimes sounded in my ears...

The next thing I knew I was enjoying the glorious sight of Pinwheel flowers planted in neat rows. I walked through them as their pretty petals bobbed gently in the wind and their dotty centers lit up like colourful lights.

Further along the path I came to another garden bed of large blossoms. Something about those big happy flowers made me want to do Cartwheels. WeEEEeEeeee , Round and round and round I went... WeeEEeeee
Whoa, that made me dizzy so I had a little sit down in a field of flowers literally bursting with blooms. As I sat I swear I could hear the flowers pop as their little buds opened. Pop! Pop!

After a little rest I was off on my way again, and soon found myself amongst a jungle of colour, so perfect for playing Hide and Seek. "Hello...Can you see me?"

Hee Hee... that was fun! I wondered where those Pixie Stick Posies were... I did my best not to get distracted as I followed the path up the hill and down again and around a corner and soon enough there They were!!! - The Pixie Stick Posies!!! Stripey stems and goblet shaped flowers, they were a sight to behold!
A spring sunshower appeared so I picked a Pixie Stick posie and used it as an umbrella. The little patch of raindrops soon blew over in a merry way.

I had so much fun that before I knew it the day had turned to night. I was worried Gbf would be wondering where I was so it was time to say goodbye to the Pixie Stick Posies and rush home...
I couldn't resist some more cartwheels...

and through the Popflower garden.
One last hide and seek.

and just as I started to feel some rain drops again..

I heard a twinkly chime sound,
and all of a sudden I was back home in time for dinner!
Gbf loved hearing all about my fun day!

I wonder where I'll go on my next adventure?

PS The biggest Thank You to Melissa P from 100 Million Stars for introducing me to Erin McMorris's latest range Summersault. As you can see the colours are vibrant, the patterns are fun and the feel is summer in a sunny garden. Just wonderful!!

My Summersault Adventure


  1. Ha! Ha! Very clever! Are you sure in another life you weren't a school teacher?? You tell a great story!! ANd pretty fabrics too!!

  2. Whew! I am exhausted just watching you!!! You gave me such a fright when I couldn't find you playing hide and seek in the flowers:) So cute Rachael! Love the fabric too!

  3. LOVING IT!!! What fantastic fun. :)

  4. You are so funny. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face. Hugs.

  5. Stitch 263 is quite amazing! It took you on such a marvelous adventure. Fabric play has to be some of the most rewarding play possible, don't you think?

  6. Welcome back Tiny RD! I missed you!

  7. Ha ha now I'm tempted to try a stitch number and see where I go...great post Rachael...Have lovely Sunday...Dzintra

  8. I always thought of Lindon as platform 9 1/2
    but your trip is even more delightful.
    A grown up Lola in fabris fantasy.
    Thank you for the fun and intro to new fabrics.

  9. Great fun lol beats housework too!

  10. You are havng way to much fun! Love that post!!!

  11. Rachael, you are too much fun! I never look at fabric patterns like that....I just either like them, or don't, buy them, or don't. You get totally lost in the pattern, enough to imagine such wonderful fun! I'm going to start 'really' looking at the patterns from now on! I want to go on these trips, too! :o)

  12. HA, HA, HA !!! That is so crazy cute cool. It reminds me of the character Flat Stanley who goes on adventures. I bet you were giggling the whole time you were taking the pics. too funny.

  13. Oh, sooo Lola and Charlie. (yep, I do watch cartoons). You are the Best at evoking the happy places.
    Pleeeeaaaase can we trade machines for a little while. Mine wont do anything fun like yours does. It grumbles at me just for turning it on.

  14. Oh my goodness! What a fun adventure! :) I only have seven stitches, but I do hear chimes!...okay, it's the ringing in my ears. I'll follow your magic! I can't wait to see where we go next!

  15. Hello Rachael,
    this is a wonderfull wondersfull story for lots of wonderfull fabrics :-)

    I like them very much and your machine is great ;)

    many greetins

  16. How fun! I look forward to seeing your next adventure........I think I need to bring more cash!

    Happy sewing

  17. LOL!!!! That was fabulous!! I think you need to make this into a book! I LOVED it! I might just have to read it again!!! ;)


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