We did so much while we were away. John and I are like that - we like to hop in the car and see where it takes us and what we can find. He's good at driving and I'm a good navigator so we are the perfect match. We saw Annemieke Mein textile art at the Sale Gallery; churches everywhere we went - some nice, some gaudy; 19th century gaols, courthouses and various other buildings; stunning views in the High Country; about 18 patchwork shops (grin); went on a ghost tour of the Beechworth Asylum; bought lots of books; and took over 250 photos which I now have to scrapbook. I wrote a journal while we were away so I wouldn't forget anything - 2,000 words a day (times 10 days).
So what's been happening since our return. So much I can barely remember. I've been sick twice and had a few days off work, only a cold and throat infection, nothing serious. John has broken a toe and been hobbling around with that. My daughter has had an interview with a bookbinding company which feels positive and I hope she can gain employment in that field very soon. I've been editing and proofreading someone else's book therefore I have not been writing my own.
The Maria Challenge Quilt has been selling well as it was mentioned on the Southern Cross Quilters chat group, prompting interest. I was interviewed by a wonderful young journalist from Melbourne Weekly Eastern and she wrote a good article about me which came out in the paper last week. I've been booked as a speaker for the Geelong Patchwork Guild on 19 September. And as another way of marketing myself I have joined Facebook. So if you want to chat with me there please feel free.
I have made big plans for the next few months of my writing career and have decided upon 3 October as the launch date for my second book in the Australian Challenge Quilt Series, The Elizabeth Challenge Quilt. Keep watching my blog for updates as they occur. Cheers for now.