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Hi – i’m Sue, originally from London, lived in Scotland for a few years moved to Australia and ended up in Melbourne where I have been since 1999. I live in a Bayside suburb with hubby, 2 teenage boys and a crazy dog. I love making things (it helps to keep me sane) and meeting others who enjoy the creative life and that was the main reason I started this blog. I currently have a bit of a fabric addiction and enjoy getting together with a few of my patchworking friends aka The Mad COWS where we often work on projects together over the year.

A friend and I have recently started a group that meet once a month called “Pennydale Patchwork and Craft”.  We meet in the local church hall where we set the tables up and all are welcome to come along and work on whatever their particular craft might be.  There are no instructors but always a sharing of skills and usually quite a bit of laughter too!

I really hope you enjoy your visit and I love reading your comments and hearing about your own craft experiences.

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  1. Lovely website you have here! Thanks for the comments on my blog. One day, I hope to be able to make my blog, online stores join the charity wagon – you know, like x% of all sales will go to XXX charity =)

  2. Thank you for popping over to Farnham via KnitNell blog and saying hello. Lovely to have been able to have a look at your blog – I love the hound – Goober – is that an Australian name? It is always so interesting to see photos from the other side of the world and great to know that arts and crafts are all the same worldwide – bringing people together plus helping charities. I go to a knitting (and crochet) group once a week and have done since Feb 2006 and once a week I meet up with knitting/crochet friends informally just for an excuse for coffee and a chat. Lovely. cheers KnitNell

    • Lovely to hear from you KnitNell and Goober was named by my (then) 13 year old who was a big fan of Sponge Bob! There was a character called Goofy Goober and that was the only name he would agree to although now we couldn’t imagine him as anything else! It was nice to see your little Molly – I’m sure she gives you much inspiration and encouragement!

      • Where would we be without our dogs? BTW Molly averaged 47 kilos, although she has lost weight now she is an old lady but she is a big girl. I often have people in the park telling me that I am being followed by a bear! cheers.

      • Wow, for some reason I thought she was a little dog but 47kg couldn’t really be described as a lap dog lol! She looks like a real sweetie though – hope you share some more pics of her – do you have any sketches of Molly?

  3. Just stopping by to say that I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the Very Inspirational/Lovely Blogger Award! If you would like to accept, please visit The Inbox Jaunt for more information. If you do not wish to accept the award, please know that your blog has inspired me!

  4. It’s nice to meet you and thank you so much for visiting my blog. I’m looking forward to going through your blog, the madcows group sounds like it’s a lot of fun and inspirational.

  5. Nice reading about you Sue.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections,
    I feel you may find something of your interest.

  6. Greetings Sue,
    I really enjoyed reading about your journey through life. I lived and worked for five long wonderful years in the United Kingdom, and love travelling to Europe, though Australia is the place that I call home.
    Take great care, all the best and above all God bless you and your family.

  7. Sue, I know you have already been nominated for these awards However, I just wanted to let you know I nominated you again. :D. The Very Inspiring Blogger and One Lovely Blog Awards. To find out more you can go to my post for today and check it out. Thanks for being such a wonderful Blogger.

    • Sorry I haven’t replied to you sooner Mandy and thank you so much for your nomination, it really does mean a lot to me. However, I have already been nominated so will decline your kind offer. I will however, be over to see what you have been up to 🙂

  8. Hmm, lots of points in common. Dutch mother. Formerly a Pom, now living in Australia, Melbourne bayside suburb (although I now live in the tropics), quilting and fabric addiction, blog as creative outlet. I should probably be following you…

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