On a wing and a prayer.

11.00 pm and this is the last night home for 3 months.
Right now as I write this in the semi dark of the office, the coffee tastes so good and I just gave in to temptation and ate half a piece of vegemite toast, I shared the rest with Ralf the dog.

I’m going to miss the troops. 
Our 8 month old will probably be walking when we get back. 
I missed Oliies first haircut today although I believe it was a botch job, and I’ll miss my birth baby Matty’s 40th and Benny, Susie and Rachael’s birthdays, such is the dedication to the quilt world.

We went to  Guild tonight, the talk was about the history of Australian Quilting… which is 
an interesting subject.
There is a National Quilt Register that you might find interesting.

The National Quilt Register is a major initiative of the Pioneer Women’s Hut, a museum located at Tumbarumba at the foothills to the Snowy Mountains in southern NSW, Australia.
         The museum represents ordinary rural families, especially the women, in their everyday lives. It opened in 1985 and is a free, self funded museum run by community volunteers.
         The collection is shown in changing themes relating to domestic life and women’s other roles as ‘another pair of hands’ and in earning cash income: Coping with flies, Time for fancywork, Mondays, Never Done, Caring for Clothes and many more.

Wagga’s were discussed tonight and there is a great article on Quilts and Waggas, The running stitch collection.  at this URL.

I have 4 Waggas of varying types… but the one I like best it the one filled with children’s woolen sweaters. Its incredibly heavy, the sweaters (or Jumpers) as we call them were almost felted with washing and wearing. I wonder whose they were… who wore them, who made the wagga and who slept under them. 
At Guild tonight there were these smiling faces looking up from the audience.


Participants at Quilters Guild of South Australia September meeting.

First stop tomorrow is Kuala Lumpur then on to Dubai where I arrive at 2.30 am in the morning so I need to put this blog to bed.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    Safe travels, Pam! Looking forward to living vicariously though tyour posts!

    1. Pamela K Holland says:

      Wendy, thank you, I have some new ideas on getting posts back home so hope you all enjoy the journey as you travel along with me.

  2. Pam says:

    Be safe my friend. Talk to you soon and see you in Houston

  3. Pamela K Holland says:

    Pam, super… its not too far off.

  4. Carolyn says:

    Have a wonderful time Pammy. I am so looking forward to the photo’s from India. Good thing I cancelled I have yet another infection.

    1. pam says:

      Thanks Carolyn… look after yourself and keep well.

  5. candy says:

    Great Photo Pam

    1. Pamela K Holland says:

      Thanks Candy.

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