Monthly Archives: January 2011

New Zealand Journal

Hello everyone.  My journal for New Zealand won’t be a story about an experience so much as a log of what we’ve done here.  You’ll have to fill in some of the details with your imagination.  We arrived in New Zealand … Continue reading

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The Value of Custom, or a sewing we will go…

In my blog, Further Fabric Foray’s, I related the experience I had while in Astratex.  This isn’t the only experience I’ve had like this in recent days and weeks.  Not long ago while in Tessuti’s one of the workers asked about … Continue reading

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Making friends (and doing what i do best)

One of the first things that stuck Joseph and I was how friendly people are here, even people that are not native to Melbourne or Australia.  Maybe it has something to do with the fact that we are all on … Continue reading

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Further Fabric Forays

Yesterday was a beautiful day here.  It was one of those crystal blue sky days with no chance for rain.  I decided it was a great day to continue exploring the fabric stores on my list, two in particular — Tyler’s and Astratex.  … Continue reading

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These Boots Were Made For….

“These boots were made for walking,” are the lyrics to a song first made popular by Nancy Sinatra.  And,anyone who really knows me, knows how I love my burgundy cowboy boots!  (I wore them on the plane the whole trip to Australia.)  … Continue reading

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In The Mood For Spring?

Had enough snow already? Looking forward to spring? Let me get you thinking about what will be fun in fashion for spring/summer 2011! The February issues of Madison magazine and Australian Vogue both have sections showing fashion trends for spring/summer 2011 — … Continue reading

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Getting Down to Business

It’s now 2011 and after having taken a bit of a hiatus over Christmas, I’m still in Australia, but back to “work” and have a long list of ideas for blogs and postings.  Here is my first entry for 2011. … Continue reading

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