Sunday, June 26, 2011


This morning I started the day in such a lovely way. Steph at Wonderfood Cafe in Colac invited myself and a friend to be her guests for Hightea. If you haven't been along to her cafe before and you are in Colac or close by, or ever passing through, you should drop in and say hi.

Highteas are once a month and the next one is on the 4th July.

But, don't wait for Hightea, drop in for a coffee & cake or a yummy lunch. Hint, the Salmon Pie is to die for, and there are lots of other yummy things too.

Steph can be contacted on 0432 852421 or just drop into Stephanie's Wonderfood Cafe in Johnstone's Walkway, Colac.


As of the 1st July I will be having my business on facebook. This is a sample of my gift tags ready for delivery. Facebook Marion Prime Designs.


Yesterday my friend Heather and I took a drive to Geelong and then took the train to Melbourne to catch up with friends that we had not seen for 17 years. We only had time for a quick lunch as I had to be back in Colac to work at 16.30 so we actually spent more time getting there and back, but that didn't matter, as it was so nice to catch up again and we covered a lot of ground in a short time (that is if you could listen to all four of us at once!!!!)

Before we knew it, it was time to board the train and come on home, and we realised that there had been no photos taken, so kindly Phil took this photo of the three of us girls. The lovely Annette from Patchwork Haven in Mount Hutton is on the left, she wasn't going to jump on the train for a photo just incase it took off (and then Phil would have still had my camera, but Annette would have been with us), Heather in the centre and myself on the right.

Next time we will not leave it 17 years to catch up, and we will spend longer together.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


What a lovely weekend I have just had. The lovely ladies at Clocktower Quilters in Camperdown (Vic) have a sub-committee of 4 women who organised a weekend of stitching and friendship for a weekend every year. This year we ventured to Ballarat and spent the weekend at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre. Once we arrived on Friday it was very busy just moving from the stitching room to have our evening meal, then back to the stitching room until it such time as the eyes would not stay open any longer to stitch, then it was time to leave the stitching room and head back to our rooms for a night's rest.

Saturday was just as busy after rising, showering and getting ourselves organised it was time to head off for a delicious breakfast, then back to the stitching room, then before we knew it, it was time for lunch (you see it hadn't been all that long since we had been for breakfast). After lunch it was back to more stitching and doing the rounds of the tables to see what everyone else was up too with their stitching. Then, before we knew it, it was time to leave the stitching room and head to the dining room for a delicious dinner, then back to the stitching room for show and tell, and you guessed it, followed by more stitching. We managed to stay up a little longer on Saturday night, because you see, we knew that we only had Sunday left to get as much achieved as possible, but once those eyes could not take any more, it was off to our rooms again for a good nights rest (well half a night).

Sunday morning came around quick enough (well for some it was Sunday morning when they went to bed) and once again after a beautiful breakfast it was time to head to that stitching room again.

Then, before we knew it, all good things had to come to an end, and it was time to come home, and for me, head to work for my 3 hour shift.

I took along this year, my hand quilting that I started at the beginning of the year, and I was very happy, I managed to get six blocks quilted.

Sorry, I have no photos to show, I was way too busy stitching and socialising, and even some shopping thrown in there on Saturday afternoon and coffee with my daughter.

Thanks to all the lovely ladies who organised the weekend, and for the friendship from all. See you all next year.

Monday, June 13, 2011


A few weeks ago I made contact again with a friend who had moved from Colac to Newcastle 17 years ago. On chatting I discovered that she had opened a patchwork shop 2 years ago in Newcastle. So, I suggested that she need to have a look at my blog and see what I had been up to. After all, Annette was one of my first patchwork buddies. So, she sent me down some fabric from her shop for me to make up a couple of my bags into samples for her, so she can stock the patterns. So, I got to over the weekend and made them up for her.

This is the Cafe Conoisseur Tote Bag, which features fabric weaving on the pockets. I love this technique, it is so much fun, and Annette chose some great fabrics to send down to me.

This is Ada's Bag, and once again, Annette chose some lovely fabrics for this bag.

Annette's shop is called Patchwork Haven at Mount Hutton in Newcastle, so if you are in the area pop in and have a look and say hi. Annette can be contacted on 0249472334. Address is:
Shop 3/7 Wilsons Road, Mount Hutton. e-mail:
If you like the fabrics that Annette has chose, I am sure she would be happy to post fabric to you.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


Just getting off the stitching bit for a minute, I enjoyed a lovely walk yesterday afternoon, even though the breeze was a little fresh. Our horse "Kitty" decided that she would come up to the fence and say hello. She is normally over the other side of the paddock, so, we enjoyed a little chat, and she enjoyed a rub on the nose. She is rather a fine looking girl isn't she. No, I am not into horse riding, but I do like horses, on the other side of the fence to me.

She was sad to see me go, but I had to keep on my walk as I had to go off to work. Which reminds me, one of our residents turns 102 today, isn't that one fine effort!!!!