One Textile Artists journey.


I began on this amazing  journey through many  interesting creative experiences. If I added them all into a picture book they would look like this.


Illustrating on the plane.

Los Angeles. Time to wind down from the emotion of leaving home and Baby Jay so ill.

I met so many interesting people and photographed the things I saw.

And then on to Nepal. An amazingly beautiful, emotional and inspiring place to visit.

I will go back. I will learn more and I will look with different eyes and I will be prepared for what I need to do.



Give them the strength to  rebuild.


Then on to New Mexico. Radio, visits, meetings, a few days off with friends.

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Finishing drawings and patterns on the road.


Baby jay was struggling and our hearts were breaking. Sometimes the nights were very long.



An Adventure in Chicago for 5 days with the most amazing people.



2 nights in Chicago to go to the Art Museum and pay a visit to Mr Van Gogh.

Fly for a day and end up in Monterey California where I spent 10 days with wonderful people again.


Love those smiles.

Days of concentration, meeting expectations and sharing.

Preparing the samples for Craftsy, early morning conferences, the brain was addled at times and I had to stop, shut my eyes and go over everything in my mind, in the computer and on paper.

Baby Jay had his major heart operation and my heart was breaking. Many days I was not far from tears in public.




On to Denver and I had a few days break before I filmed.

I walked, and walked and visited art galleries and museums and a visited a friend to relive special times.


I marveled, studied and learned.




Then on to a week of preparation and filming.

Months of hard work from a lot of people to create a special event for you all to share.

This presenter gave her all and I’m really happy and releived.

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An early start past snow covered fields to sunny Los Angeles.

And interesting things to see. Sleep wind down and spend time with my son.


And Baby Jay is now home and is now off oxygen.





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Now I’m sitting in the Qantas club lounge with my earphones on and listening to Christmas music to block out the noise and I’m only way home.

‘The babysitting schedule is set already ‘ tells me Miss Roz my PA. and I’m happy.

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Pat Eyler says:

    Pam, I am so relieved to see and hear that baby Jay is doing well and thriving. I have held by breath waiting for the news. Enjoy your time at home.
    So enjoyed meeting you and taking your class at Asilomar. Looking forward to seeing you again in a class. Fondly, Pat Eyler

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Pat, so have we…. he is going home on Monday… in fact they are coming to live with Keith and I so we are thrilled.

  2. synelgg says:

    Pam ..I would just like to say how much I have loved your blog over the last two months, you are such an inspiration to me. I would travel to your part of the world just to take a class ! I love the photographs thank you so much …wishing you a good rest and lots of cuddles with baby Jay.

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Thanks a million. Its been an amazing start to the year. Full of excitement, drama and poignancy. It all begins again in a few weeks, so I hope you can join me again.

  3. Jeannie Staub says:

    How will they keep baby Jay from pulling the tubes out? He will love having you there just to cuddle him.

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Jeannie, he is going home on Monday and he can be a normal baby for the first time. He will experience a new noises, new people and we can be part of it.

  4. Judy Hoxie says:

    Beautiful , Pam. You are amazing and I am so happy that I have now met you. Enjoy your time at home with your beautiful Grands.

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Judy thanks, its been a whirlwind and I’m only just getting back into the swing of things.

  5. Diane Kaczmarczyk says:

    You are a marvel Pam.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful experiences.
    Enjoy your cuddles with Jay and all of your family

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Hi Diane, I love sharing, I guess its part of my daily routine. But thank you, its great to have you along for the journey.

  6. Mary Kauffman says:

    Thank you for all that you do to share you and your talents with all of us. So glad baby Jay is home and that you will be home again soon.
    Hope to see you when you return to New Mexico!
    Yours in quilting,
    Mary in New Mexico

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Back there in a few weeks Mary. Its going to be amazing.

  7. Tammi Kale says:

    Amazing post …. I can’t wait to follow you and explore your previous posts!

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Thanks Tammi, it was the beginning of yet another amazing year in travel and quilting.

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