At times it’s a very lonely place to be.


I've been working in my own elemental direction for years now.

At times it can be a really  lonely space.

No one  at home has any comprehension of what I do, what needs to be done, or even how to do it. I mean the family understands and is very proud of what I represent, but there  was no one close to me in this field in my circle.

My Assistant, Miss Lisa in the US  has it all and understands the industry. She is a wonderful support and is my Wonder Woman. However, I now have a PA here at home who is a whiz, she knows the industry, loves working in Textile Art and will become my right hand lady. Its  lifting a huge weight off my shoulders.

Miss Roz Thank you.

Preparing my classes for France, Italy and beyond in the coming weeks has been made so much easier. I can actually relax a little before I leave. Checking and double checking is so much easier with four hands and 2 pairs of eyes rather than just mine.



I have an exhibition in Adelaide at AMQF  as soon as i arrive home on the 1st of October and I decided that rather than just pop the quilts up for folk to admire I would rather add descriptions and images of just how the quilt came to be.

This label above is just one of them.

Where does the inspiration come from?

How did you draw it out?

How did you put it into a quilt? etc. I hope it is interesting to the viewers.

The Alphabet has been framed and I think it will be a unique exhibition. 

I've taken some of the illustrations off the fabric and out into the frame.



Meetings over, I now have a comprehensive a list of things that need attention.

One  is to re-invent the blogs and web page. I will have separate blogs for personal things, travel and the Bayeux Discipline

I have a new writing format called  'Scrivener' on the computer so hopefully my lectures, book and casual writing will improve a little, well to be honest I mean more structured.

All in all It's been a really busy week with a lot of work going on in the background to achieve goals. A great deal of planning and a little time off for relaxation.

The frivolous stuff……

My new glasses have arrived and I'm very excited about them, they fit like a glove and I feel so comfortable in them.




I have the house to myself this evening and its a luxury in a funny sort of way.


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Lois Bruno says:

    Pam, Love your new glasses. I remain “purple ear pieces/no frames”. Most of all I love that you’ve found the help you need to accomplish your work more easily. I love that you share your work so freely and in such detail. I have learned so much and want to learn more. Keep up the good work. Lois B

  2. Pam says:

    Lois, Thanks for the comments. You know I love glasses and its fun to share.
    Pam Holland
    Tutor, Author, Illustrator, Designer, Judge, Photographer, Textile Artist, Quilter.
    Author of The amazing Alphabet and 1776, Heartache, Heritage and Happiness.
    Nominated for ICAP 2014 Professional Teacher of the Year.
    web page:

  3. Nola says:

    Delighted you are able to find that special person to share the workload with. Your framed alphabet letter looks great. The Exhibition will not only look amazing it will be informative.
    Love the glasses. You are inspiring me to be more creative with my next pair.
    Safe travel for Europe and enjoy it to the full.

  4. Pam says:

    Thanks Nola. I am lucky indeed. Hopefully we will be able to catch up next year sometime….
    Pam Holland

  5. carolyn says:

    It’s not getting there it’s the journey and you have got to admit it has been one hell of a journey.
    Stop and reflect a bit, admire the view. Then give yourself a well deserved pat on the back.
    Now on with that journey again.
    There will probably more trials but you will never have to do all that you have done before.
    Hugs and congratulations, even if I am only watching from a distance.

  6. Pam says:

    Carolyn, its is an amazing journey, ups and downs and round many corners and with wonderful friendship and encouragement from you and my other buddies its been made very special. Thanks
    Pam Holland

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