Bandung and Lombok

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In January, I headed up to Indonesia to brush up on my language skills and visit a town I’ve never been to before – Bandung in West Java. Bandung has long been on my wish-list for a number of reasons. It’s known as the Garden City of Indonesia and being located up in the mountains, it’s a lot cooler than … Read More

Travel post – WARNING: will induce jealousy…

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You probably haven’t noticed that I’ve been quiet for a while before my last post… I was a little busy – just travelling France and Spain, as you do…. Rather than bore you with the details, here’s a snapshot of the highlights of the trip in snapshots… Highlights of Paris Four days in Paris alone. A LOT of walking. Not … Read More

Rewind to Monument Valley

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Scheduling confusion reigned yesterday so please go and visit our three lovely bloghoppers, Cyndi @ Cyndistitches AND Gemma @ PrettyBobbins AND Caryn @ WithArmsWideOpen! This week, one of our lovely sponsors, Paper.pieces.com has free shipping – EVEN INTERNATIONALLY – for Thanksgiving. I’m hooked and ready for some new pieces as I’ve FINISHED ANOTHER BLOCK! For this one, I have to rewind to Monument Valley. I actually did … Read More

Shopping in Vegas baby!

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When you pay $24/yard at home at ‘proper’ quilt shops (which surprise surprise have nearly all shut down on my side of Oz – thanks Australian import taxes) or pay $17.95 postage to get 8.5 yards posted from the US, you can be excused for going a little mad on your birthday. We hit Quiltique which is about halfway between Hoover Dam … Read More

Travellin’PicStitch: Mesa Verde Edition

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 Mesa Verde was one of my favourite parks for both scenery and interesting history.  It was one national park that we can largely thank women for, but try finding that information on-line…  Gender politics aside, here is my Mesa Verde palette. I’m pretty sure the dark apricot colour is the tourists shirt, but it’s not too far off the paint … Read More

Travellin’ Pic Stitch: the Vegas Star

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When in Vegas… As Tammy had so kindly already chosen a photo AND fabric for us, it was a piece of cake to pull a block together on the road trip! Lucky cos I was FAR to busy having fun to take photos or choose fabric!!! This bundle is available at Marmalade Fabrics here and contains 1 fat quarter of each of the following: Heath … Read More

A Donktober Vegas Wedding

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As it’s Halloween here in the states, even though it’s now November Down Under, I’m getting in with a last Donktober post for Erin at MissyMacCreations. I last left you in Mesa Verde. There’s more in between but I’m fast forwarding a bit because of the Donktober deadline and such. Donktober update Deirdre had a lovely time in Vegas. She … Read More

Cameron Trading Post

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We left Utah around 24 October and headed to one of the wonders of the world – the Grand Canyon. (Locals omit the ‘the’ apparently). Our first glimpse (well, Katy’s first, I visited Grand Canyon 7 years ago) was of the suspension bridge by Cameron Trading post. Of course, given Katy’s surname, we had to stop here! My memories of … Read More

Monumental photography and fabric shooting

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After Mesa Verde and the guns excitement that was Cortez Colorado (not really guns excitement Mum, we just found all the ‘ammo, liquor and jewellery’ shops funny and very different to Utah), we slipped over the border into New Mexico, then to Arizona, then back to Utah for some more shooting… of the photographic kind. Monument Valley is famous for … Read More

Messin’ in Mesa (Verde)

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Mesa Verde was one of my favourite spots so far. It’s a world heritage site located in southwestern Colorado, near the town of Cortez (where we found a quilt shop – hurrah). Being lazy, I don’t think I can explain it any better than the park’s website, which states: Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into … Read More