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Hello from Cape Town!
I hope you are well and happy…
I am back from Koala Conventions in Brisbane,
and what an impressive convention it was.
So well organised – everything worked like clockwork.
Meeting up with friendly embroiderers and talented
teachers was good for my soul and I really enjoyed
teaching ribbon embroidery to gentle,
kind and enthusiastic stitchers from Australia,
New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia and
Australia is a land of vast distances and it was
interesting to meet embroiderers all the way
from Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Hobart
and many other towns and cities – they travel far
to enjoy this convention which takes place in Brisbane
once a year.
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There were so many workshops to choose from,
so many talented teachers … I think that the
participants had a hard time choosing their workshops!
For those of you who chose to do silk ribbon embroidery:
I do hope that they enjoyed learning how to create
with silk ribbon — I certainly enjoyed every minute teaching you!
The apartments we stayed at were marvellous,
with everything that opens and shuts:
Dishwasher, microwave, stove, washing machine,
tumble dryer … and this made life very easy
after a long day of teaching.
Thank you to Wendy and Andy Wilson
and the Koala team for making this possible
for all of us and a big thank you to all the
embroiderers who attended the classes
– it was great fun and I hope to see you in 2013
– same place, same time!
I will start working on four new beautiful projects
….feeling very creative and inspired after seeing
all the wonderful work at Koala.
If you need any of my ribbons or printed panels,
or any of the kits that from the workshops,
you are welcome to order them from Koala
on the website: www.australianneedlearts.com.
My new Roses book was launched in Brisbane
and I am not sure how many books I signed,
but my hand felt it, that’s for sure!
There has been such a positive response to this book
and I thank every one of you who took the trouble to
write to me …one is always nervous about a new book
and I am happy to say that everyone seems to be
pleased with it 🙂
After the convention, Hazel and I left for Cairns
and saw parts of the Great Barrier Reef
which stretches for 2,600 kilometres or
1600 miles off the coast of Queensland
and how beautiful it was!
The cableway that runs over the rainforest
to Kuranda was most enjoyable.
The little station at Kuranda is picture-perfect
and the Kuranda Scenic Train that we travelled
on our return to Cairns was most interesting.
I just loved this little hut in Kuranda
– it looked like it needed a hug :))
Had the most delicious Australian steak that night
and really enjoyed the small break that we had
before returning to Sydney and then the
l-o-o-o-o-o-ng flight home to Cape Town
The four-leggeds and family were very happy that I was home at last…
Till next time, happy stitching and hope you enjoy the Roses book!