Wednesday, 11 April 2012

BIG NEWS about - The Amelia Challenge Quilt

For those of you who still don't know the big news, The Amelia Challenge Quilt, the fourth book in the Australian Challenge Quilt Series, is now available. Contact me by email for all the details on how to order your copy:

Monday, 2 April 2012


Why is it that life seems to give, only to take away? Yesterday I made a serendipitous find when driving around to a friend's house. I came upon this public art piece in  my neighbourhood. This is nothing new, I know, but whilst I have seen plenty of pictures on the Internet of this type of knitting art in public spaces, to have it in my own neighbourhood was a real treat. I went straight back home to fetch my family and take them around to see it, to share my joy.
Later in the evening we had a phone call. The news was bad. A friend has lost her husband, suddenly. We've not even reached 50 yet. I don't know exactly how old her husband was, but it would be about my age, and I don't think I'm old. I cannot even begin to imagine how my friend must be feeling. I cannot associate with her in this dreadful time of sadness, and there is nothing I can do to ease her pain.
So why is it that whenever I take true and pure delight in my life that something always happens later that very same day to take away the joy?