Irish Circles

Irish Circles
Last years block of the month

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Road Trip

Well I am finally home and glad to be back. Blackheath had such dreadful wind storms and my poor family were freezing with no electricity meanwhile I was cosy on Janet's farm.
I have had a look around town and there is so much mess to clean up plus all the trees missing make it seem so bare. my neighbour over the road has a tree down which ripped up her driveway lucky everyone we know is o.k

Just to answer a couple of questions first Summer School is from Wednesday the 18th of January and runs for five days. Two day workshop wed-Thurs one day workshop Friday and two day workshop Sat-Sun.
Hope this helps booking holidays from work.

First stop Janet Edmonds farm Gresford, three days of stitching, great company and so much lovely food!

What a lovely setting for our dinner.

Great view's

And here are all the girls hard at work, love the little nook the hand sewers generally gather there.

We had a great time with plans in place for same time same place next year.

I drove across country through  Dungog, Stroud and then joined the Pacific hwy at Bulahdelah, I was listening to a talking book so the time flew by and the next thing I knew I was in Port Maquarie!
My two day workshop went so quickly so much chatting to the girls from previous years and meeting new quilters is always lovely. I of course had to buy some new bits of fabric as I explained that my stash is my superannuation it is the law that you invest a percentage of all earnings into your fund.
Here are some photos of the girls and their show and tell.
Hard at work making Anna.

Always beautiful The Trundle.

I love the adaptation of Yorkshire Dales.

Trish agrees with me our Lucy Boston quilt is a favourite.

Well that is the first instalment lots more to come but it is dinner time and once again snowing so my boys are cold and hungry so will continue the road trip on Thursday.
I will also be packing patterns for all the girls who joined correspondence school, thank you everyone.
happy quilting to all,


  1. What is correspondence school? Where can we sign up? Such lovely pieces all are working on.

    Tried posting as google account and got a loop of try agains, so am going to just go ananymous in Texas

  2. Hi Karen

    I'd also like to know what the correspondence school is & how we can find out more about it. Also, how do we find out more about summer school & how we can take part?

    With thanks