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Anni Downs
Bathurst, Australia
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Look at what I just received in the mail!! Nothing like the bills and boring bits AT ALL!! Now my fingers are really itching to stitch... My new range named About a Boy, About a Girl. It was originally going... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Hatched and Patched
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Yes, it has been a while to say the least. I sorta fell off the face of the earth there for awhile didn't I? Life has been a little crazy since last I posted. Life sometimes throws something out there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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I am off to the Craft & Quilt Fair in Sydney, and have been working hard on some new patterns....I am not going to show you the whole project just yet...hopefully you will come and see them for yourself on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Look what has just walked in my door - my new fabric range!!! YAYAY!! I have remade some of my patterns using this range, and having fun! Here is Tree of Christmas Cheer and 'A Little Bit of Christmas' ....more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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New York is one place I never really felt the need to visit, but I must say, it was one place that I was totally unexpected for. I loved it!!! Central Park was HUGE! There were so many people running,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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After Trondheim I made a short trip down to Oslo where Kathrine and her coworkers took me under their wings. Kathrine and Helle took me on a journey to visit a few sights such as this! The ski jump I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Typepad HTML Email It would go dark at about 11.30 pm, then the sun would come up at about 3am. Silly me left the curtains open one night, expecting to wake up by the light in the morning as I didnt have an alarm....didnt do that again heheh ;-) Anni
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2014 on Time in Norway.... at Hatched and Patched
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....I kissed France and my family goodbye, as they headed back home and I made my way to Norway to teach. I think Siw and Kathrine have been asking me to teach there for around 10 years, so it was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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After our visit in Nantes we headed to Mont St-Michel off the coast of Normandy, the most amazing place we have ever been.... From here we went south stopping in Amboise ...this was our favourite little cottage where we stayed... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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We travelled from Paris to Nantes where I spent 4 days promoting my new book The Home Patch which was published by Quiltmania. Quiltmania put on a great show here 'Pour l'amour do fil', and I was too mesmerised to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
Hi Ondrea It is wonderful to be back in blogland!!! Yes, the padlocks are locked on the bridge, then the key is thrown into the river – such a lovely tradition, but it is amazing the bridge (now bridges!!) dont buckle with the weight of all those locks! Hopefully some quilty pics will be coming soon ;-) Thanks for waiting Anni
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on A Whirlwind of FUN! at Hatched and Patched
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Hi everyone I know it has been WAY too long, but I'm back! Life has been one busy rollercoaster, so will just start at the beginning with the gorgeous FRANCE!! I started my trip away here and visited for 3... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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I had an email sent to me a few days ago with this wonderful photo from Maree. Her group are all working on my design Gossip in the Garden! All, except for Cheryl (right), who is hanging her head in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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I have just booked my tickets, so now it's official! I am off to France!!!! My family and I will be roaming around for a week or so in Paris (WOOHOO), before heading to Nantes to the pour l'amour du... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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Yet another parcel, yet another book! This one I have been working on with Quiltmania over the last year, and it is finally here!!! When I say working on, I did the projects and instructions, and the team at Quiltmania... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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I recieved a parcel in the post this morning and look what it was!!!.... my book is now Spanish!! If only I could read it..... ;).....so excited! Now I just have to follow in my book's footsteps......a dream for one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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I know it has been AGES since my last post, so yet again I must apologise for my blogging tardiness. SO what has been happening since Christmas? Everything and nothing! I have been working hard writing instructions - so hard,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Hatched and Patched
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I think I'm almost organised....just one more present, and cooking...and a bit of cleaning.... I hope everyone has a great Christmas - may it be ever peaceful and joyous with much happiness and laughter with friends and family! Two of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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Drumroll please....Pete used his random number generator and came up with......145!! After checking it once, then checking it twice....yes, felt just like Santa....the winner is Patricia Quinnell! She wrote... Hi Annie thanks for the chance to win a bundle of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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I always LOVE receiving packages in the post, especially when it is something I have been waiting so long for!! The samplings of my latest fabric range Button Tree Lane have arrived and I have been having FUN working with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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It's DONE!!! ....well the quilt TOP at least. I am off to the Australian Quilt Market today, (patchwork wholesale show in Melbourne), so am madly packing now. I was hoping to have the quilting done, the binding on, and the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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I am still appliqueing dresden pates onto backgrounds, and finishing off a bit of stitchery, but am finally at the stage of working out what to put where. A bit of toing and froing and pulling out of hair -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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I actually feel like I'm on the home stretch now as far as applique and paper piecing. I still have hexagons to do, and as yet I have to try and fit everything together - fingers and toes CROSSED it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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I am no further advanced in knowing what this quilt will look like, but I am further advanced with the applique and stitchery. Another two blocks are almost complete... ...and still stitching madly....well, inbetween work and children and other parts... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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