In February, my thoughts turn to bulb catalogues – for blooms in spring! It’s so absorbing, looking through the photos of perfect blooms that we see in plant catalogues. It’s even better, though, if the flowers we grow from purchased bulbs look just as good. Last week, my February column was published in our local […]
Ooh! My latest garden column has been published in my local newspaper – such a thrill. We’ve had plenty of rain here over the past month – 291 ml since the beginning of December, according to our rain gauge. That’s helped many plants look lush (including the weeds) but hasn’t been good for my roses. […]
Now it’s November and that means my latest gardening column is in the local newspaper. It’s a pleasure and privilege to write about the happenings in my garden, even though there’s so much to be done out there. As I sit at my desk, gazing out the window, I can see plenty to keep me […]
As I look out my office window at the darkening sky that promises heavier showers, I’m itching to be outside in my garden. There’s so much to do. Instead, I’m sharing with you the latest column I wrote for my my local newspaper, the Southern Highlands Express. It’s always a thrill to see my writing in […]
Well, this is exciting! My first gardening column has been published in our local newspaper, the Southern Highlands Express. A new column will appear in the newspaper each month.
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I was fortunate to interview two quilters for issue 85 of Quilters Companion magazine. Two – double the fun! Christine Lethlean has a fabulous studio in rural Victoria, where she is creatively resourceful. I am always thrilled to peek into another quilter’s creative space – it’s that inner sticky-beak in me! My second article is about Rachaeldaisy, […]
In the current issue of Quilters Companion, I have the privilege of sharing Deidre Bond-Abel’s story of how her long-held dreams are coming to life. Just look at the view through that window! Deirdre’s business, Hat Creek Quilts, is based in Tasmania where she works while surrounded by inspirational countryside. Once again, I was fortunate to have a […]
It’s always a privilege to write about quilters’ studios. I think we can learn from the ways other creative people set up their work spaces; we can see how they organise their materials and consider whether some of their ideas may suit our own studios. For issue 83 of Quilters Companion magazine, I had the pleasure of […]
For issue 82 of Quilters Companion magazine, I was fortunate to share with readers a peek of Prue Noonan’s textile studio. Writing about other quilters’ studios is always a privilege. I love learning about how they are set up and how materials are stored. Best of all, I enjoy describing the ways a quilter uses her space […]