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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Quilted Thoughts: Making time

Here in New Zealand its settling very quickly into winter, and although I'm higher up the country and don't get snow, I'm still very susceptible to the cold morning humph.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Quilters that inspire me: Connie from 'Freemotion by the River'

I'd like to share with you a quilter, that when I read my through my blog list on Feedly, I simply cannot wait to pop up. Connie's work is a joy to see, and not only does she do freemotion, applique and perfect piecing but she writes patterns for quilts and other projects.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Quilted thoughts: I'm not Modern, but I'm not Traditional either

Eep, I totally forgot it was Friday today, so my second ever "Quilted Thoughts" write-up, at least for the NZ peeps, is going to press a little later than intended!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Maps and Quilts - Two of my most favourite things

 So... if there's anything about my past professional life (in the before baby tense) you need to know, is that, in short.. I made maps.. digital ones, using GIS software (geographic information systems.. databases that held map features and information about them)
 
And although I have an unhealthy addiction to cleaning spreadsheets and tables, my favourite part is making the map look "pretty". I love to understand what makes a map aesthetically pleasing as well as figuring out what makes them into a super tool for conveying spatial information in a way that almost all people can easily recognise and appreciate.
 
Here are a few of my map creations:
 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Quilters that inspire me: Marjorie's Busy Corner

For as long as I find them, I want to spend some time sharing with you the amazing quilters out on the world wide web that inspire me every day.
 
For my first instalment I want you all to head over to say Hi to Marjorie from "Marjorie's Busy Corner".
 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Quilted Thoughts: Pressing seams to the side.. or not

So, it's taken me a good half and hour the settle on the name of my new weekly instalment.
 
Welcome to my new "Quilted Thoughts" I want to use this for us to all talk openly about various quilting topics. I want to get quite specific and understand why it is we do things the way we do them.
 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

New resolutions from a new laptop

Is there such a thing as a almost-mid-way-through-the-year resolution? if so I'm making one.
I have been lucky enough to be the new owner of my mums old (but really not old AT ALL) laptop/notebook. Its very pretty and I've just calibrated the colours, and the first thing I wanted to do was come here and say hi to everyone, while sitting having a cup of tea, sitting on the couch, watching Dexter. Jimmy is taking a nap, probably not for much longer, but if, okay redo.. I am going to be posting more on here, that is my new resolution. 

My goal is to fake-it-till-I-make-it, the theory is, I'm not a blogger till I actually start blogging! 
So, with that, this is the start of off loading my brain for all you lovely people to see, my first point of action is to write a list of topics I will have a chat about..  With my analyst of a brain I have, my chats are going to get down to the nuts and bolts of the issues about quilting/sewing/craft that I love and/or drive me crazy. Hopefully you can either help me drown my sorrows or shed some light on all the weird and wonderful topics floating around in  my head.

So, with that in mind, and my new laptop at hand, I'm off to put my plan into action and brainstorm my topics, please comment below if there are any topics you'd like to see dissected/researched/validated. I'd love to hear what you're thinking about too!

Happy Tuesday from New Zealand
Take care, keep safe
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