Family Visit

By Heather Buck
on August 21, 2014
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Hi Every one,

We have had our son Justin and his family visiting for the last week which has been great.  They have been doing all the touristy things that we pretty much take for granted.

On Sunday we went touring with them and visited the Raptor Domain which was fantastic.  We did all 3 of their tours and while I enjoyed all of them the Birds of Prey tour is still my favourite.  If you get the chance to visit our wonderful Island I highly recommend that you add this tour to your must 'See and Do List'

Justin, Karrissa and Paige are heading home tomorrow and while I will be sad to see them go I am starting to get itchy fingers and can't wait to get back to my sewing and make a start on the 3 new designs I have had rattling round in my head for the last few months.

Below are some images of what they have been doing on Kangaroo Island

 

Happy Stitching

Heather

 

Karrissa, Justin and Paige at The Eucalyptus Distillery

 

Paige on the beach at Seal Bay

 

 Karrissa and Paige with the Kookaburras at the Raptor Domain

 For Justin handling Nellie the hand raised Wedge Tail Eagle was a highlight

 

 Paige wasn't real sure about handling the Python but she was quite proud that she did.

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By Shopify
on October 30, 2012
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Hi,

My Nanna taught me to sew on an old Singer Treddle sewing machine when I was 9 years old, she was a talented tailoress and loved to crochet fine doilies, table runners and tableclothes which she also taught me which was no mean feat as I am the only left hander in right handed family.  She never gave up for which I am truly grateful.

I was introduced to lots of different crafts through art classes when I was in High School. I started Spinning Wool when I was 13 years old.  This led to Weaving which in turn was made into all sorts of bags cushions ect. that were sold to earn my own pocket money.  Spinning was an obsession for quite a few years and I was very proud of the Sports Jacket that I made for my Husband from the wool I had spun from sheep on his family farm "Kaiwarra".

I tried lots of different crafts while I was at school including Pottery, Tye Die, Batiks, Macrame, Enammelling and Copper Jewellery.  I discovered patchwork when I was 17 and made two of the most hideous paper pieced hexagon quilts you have ever seen in bright green and orange homespun..  I thought they were wonderful at the time but my tastes have certainly changed over the years.

I made very few quilts while our children were growing up consentrating instead on making and appliquing most of their clothes.

We ran a 7 day a week tourism catering busingess on our farm near Seal Bay on Kangaroo Island for 12 years.  My small amount of down time away from this was spent with a group of local ladies learnig Folk Art and Paper Toile which I enjoyed for a number of years.  I also learnt Lead lighting which I enjoyed but not enough to persue as a permanent hobby.

My Husband and I bought The Bay Window in 2006 and I have been designing my own range of Patchwork and Stitchery patterns since 2009

 

Happy Stitching

Heather

 

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