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January 2011

Gift Fair.....

We will be up early in the morning to catch the early bus from Horsham to go to Melbourne for the Gift Fair. Mothers Day will be here soon so we need to be prepared. After the success of our gift lines at Christmas, we have decided to extend our range. The shop will be closed Saturday 29th. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Australia Day........

Happy Australia Day & hope that you all enjoyed your Australia Day Celebration. I'm sure there were many traditional Australian BBQ around your area. We are very fortunate to live in such a lucky country even though we have heavy hearts for the many people who have suffered through these devastating floods. The most amazing out come has been the way people have rallied to help each other. It makes us all proud to be Australian.

Wild Rose Fabric Range......

We have in stock the most beautiful range of fabric by Moda called Wild Rose. This range is being used for the BOM featured in the Homespun Magazine, commencing next month. We will have starter packs available, so please call for details. I was a bit impatient & could not wait to use this fabric, so I have used it to make Gail Pan's new BOM called Berries & Bluebirds. Keep posted for a sneak peek of the quilt.

Wild Rose fabric


The beautiful Wild Rose fabrics.

Yarriambiack Creek..............

The people of Warracknabeal can now rest peacefully as the water in the creek is now within its banks. All that is left is the massive levee banks & thousands of sandbags which have to be removed. Our sandbags are now being transported to Swan Hill as they expect the Murray River to break its banks. To think that all this flooding is happening in Summer, when traditionally we do not receive any rain.

Town Levee 
This is a portion of the levee which was quickly built along both sides of the creek the length of the town.

Garden levee 
This levee was built along our fence. You can see the edge of the garden on the left.

Shirl floods 

Shirl has a rest after helping lay that line of sandbags in front of our house. For us the danger is past & our town did not experience any damage. Our thoughts go to the many people who have not been so lucky. It is so surreal to think that we have had floods almost all the way up the east coast of Australia.


Warracknabeal floods............

We enjoyed having a few days off over the Christmas/New Year break. But now it is back to work & what a start to the New Year it has been. More rain has stopped harvest again & I doubt the farmers will be so lucky this time as most of unharvested crops will now be ruined. Ths rain has also caused widespread flooding. Warracknabeal has been featuring on the national news lately as our little town battled the rising water of our normally lazy Yarriambiack creek. I now have the most magnificent view of a very flooded creek from our back door. Yesterday the shop was closed while Shirl & I helped sandbag properties. This does wonders for the core muscles. Keep posted for some photos.