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Anni Downs
Bathurst, Australia
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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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My quilt is starting to progress now, but I still have NO IDEA how it is going to look. I usually have a firm idea right from the start, but this time I am just working to a grid and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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I am having HEAPS of fun with my new creation, but it is going slower than I had hoped - oh how I wish there weren't always deadlines to work towards!! As you know, handsewing is my passion, but, as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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Hi Florence Wish you could join me for one ;) Anni
Toggle Commented Oct 10, 2013 on The Start of a New Quilt... at Hatched and Patched
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Thoughts have been rolling around in my head for awhile now, well over 2 years, for this new quilt to eventuate. I bought these great periwinkle star blocks last time I was in USA at one of the quaint vintage... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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As promised, I said I would show you some of the colour combinations some of the girls played with over the weekend. I LOVE that everyone worked so freely with their own interpretations of my bag. So here goes.... ....I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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I have just had a great weekend away with 20 fun-loving sewers in sunny Nowra. They were all working away on my Home Sewn Bag, a bag which will be in the book being published by Quiltmania early next year.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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This year I am going to spruce up my Christmas tree, so thought I would make some tiny Christmas stockings for it. I made a few, found them SO SIMPLE to make, then thought I should make a bigger stocking... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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Last time I posted, the ice was cutting through with bleak winds as I was TRYING desperately to take a photo of my latest project - an impossible task. NOW, it is like SUMMER! How the weather can change. Admittedly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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I have been trying for a few days now to take a photo of the completed wallhanging (YAYAY, yes COMPLETE) and hanging bags for The Partridge & The Tree pattern, but the weather is just not being kind. Today I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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The Partridge and The Tree is finally coming together - I am just sitting and staring at the moment, wondering which way to go with putting it together. I'm sure if I play the staring game for long enough the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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I'm almost there...like the end of a good book - what to do next!! Well, I haven't quite finished everything. I still have to join the blocks together into a wallhanging. I'm also thinking of doing a few dangles for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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I am still slowly stitching away on my latest project. I am squeezing a stitch in here and there while life rumbles along. It is my FAVOURITE thing to do, so grab every available opportunity...sadly not as much time as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2013 at Hatched and Patched
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