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Saturday, January 25th, 2014

Well I guess I made that one a little too easy as almost everyone who commented was spot on with their answer. I am indeed in Tokyo visiting – among other things the great Tokyo Quilt Show. My delightful random calculator tells me that the winner is….number 10 of the correct entries, and that is…….(drumroll) […]

Where in the world?

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

I know, I know….I’ve been a shockingly bad blogger….. Life keeps getting in the way, but I HAVE been sewing – my Fireworks blocks are done and I just need to finish gaffing around with placement and then that one will be on the road. It seems like forever, and probably is, since I got […]

Shaken up….in the most positive way!

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

There’s nothing like a bit of a shake up to make you appreciate what you have. This might sound a bit bonkers, but I really feel like all the recent upheaval has made me re-evaluate things a little and made me realize that it’s NOW that counts. Carpe Diem and all that – we have […]


Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

The Rhein (Rhine) Falls near Schaffhausen, Switzerland – today, after several days of torrential rain. Rather a metaphor for my life at the moment. Trying to feel the zen….. ….and hoping to get back to the sewing machine before too long… Helen

Schaffhausen……a bit of a wander…

Friday, April 19th, 2013

Last week Mel and I finally managed to squeeze in a little outing – this time to Schaffhausen, a little town on the Rhine right on the German border. Our main goal for the day was to visit the Albert Anker exhibition…a Swiss painter famous for his wonderful portraits. Of course the ones we wanted […]