Welcome to Shiralee Stitches. I live on a cattle farm in Australia with my family.
I am passionate about all things fabric so much so I started my own online and mobile store. Link is on the sidebar to my store. I teach patchwork classes and take my shop to quilting and patchwork groups and also attend various craft markets.
I love English Paper Piecing, applique, machine quilting, working with woven wools. I have started making my own designs which I love.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

My First Post

Well... I am now the proud owner of my own blog, with lots of thanks to www.chookyblue.blogspot.com (hope the link works, Chookyblue!!) who has encouraged me and offered so much help, that the dream became a reality. Thankyou chookyblue. (She actually set it all up, and then spent xxxamount on the phone to me to talk me thru using it!!).
 I have been a blog follower for ages now, getting lots of enjoyment from looking at sewing that others have completed, gaining tips and ideas, and becoming inspired....so it's my turn now to give a little back....
So.... let me introduce myself to you. I am a 40+ Mum to 2 children, a 14 yr old daughter, and a 10 yr old son. We live on a property "Shiralee" (hence the name of my blog) where we graze hereford cattle and I do a little teaching on the side. I am  passionate about all things sewing, including patching, quilting, embroidery, stitchery...etc, etc...I will show lots as we  progress through coming posts.Here's a little piccie of our farm so you can imagine the setting.
(Can't tell you how pleased I am that the photo turned up IN the blog, right where it should have...Chooky's a good teacher!)
This is a week of milestones, and "firsts", and hopefully making lots of new friends in stitching...not only have I I begun blogging, but I am getting packed to attend Kerry's Girls Day in the Country in Nundle on the weekend...this is a first for me too. I am so excited, especially to meet Chookyblue in person, and be able to meet all her "Gang". Is anyone else reading this going too? I am a lover of all designs by Anni Downs and she is the tutor for the workshop.I'd better go and finish packing my bags..... Hope you have agood weekend whatever you're up to...

22 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

Good job! A link and a photo! You're doing a great job! Hope the weekend goes really well. You're going to have a blast! It's so much fun! There's heaps of blogger girls that will be there... watch out for that Peg though... ;)

Chookyblue...... said...

hey I am so impressed.......you listened well to the blah blah blah I gave you on blogging.........LOL.........gorgeous setting.........
See you on Friday.........

Anita said...

Welcome to blogland!!
So do you live near chooky?
I will be in Nundle too - looking forward to meeting another blogger!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Lovely to meet you... It will be lovely to see you in person at Nundle. This will be my 4th year there... One of the many originals.
Hugs Fiona

bettsylyn said...

I'll be there too. Don't forget to say hello.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

First off....Welcome....you are going to love blogging....our Chooky is amazing......Nundle, now that is a whole new experience, you will have the best time and I look forward to meeting you...keep safe...Peg

Cubby House Crafts said...

Welcome to blogland!! You lucky gal going to Nundle, I hope you enjoy your day!!!
Lisa

Fiona said...

Welcome to blogland and have a fantastic weekend away.

Hugs - Fee X

Kerry said...

Welcome to Blogland, I am so looking forward to meeting you on the Friday, I am sure you will enjoy yourself here in Nundle, they all must because they keep coming back.
Good luck with your blog, I look forward to keeping in touch through it.
Kerry

Susan said...

Welcome to the crazy world of blogging - did chooky also tell you about teh time that wil get used up?? (notice I didn't say'wasted'??) Love the picture of your farm - I am certainly not a country girl (give me shops and smog any day) but I could tolerate the view for a while.

BubzRugz said...

Great to read you.... what a lovely place you live at... have a great weekend..
Hugz

Annie said...

What a postcard picture. Lucky you to live there. Have a great weekend. You're going to LOVE Chooky even more in person. I did! Welcome to blogland

Shiree said...

well done, and welcome to blogland! You will just have so much fun and meet so many lovely bloggy friends. Enjoy your weekend!

Farm Girl said...

Hi there, your place looks stunning! Welcome to the world of blogging - you'll have so much fun!

Lyn said...

Welcome to blogland. I am also a new blogger this year after spending a lot of time reading all the others blogs out there. I'm sure you will have a great weekend. Have fun!

Tarnyia said...

Welcome to blogland... looking forward to reading your blog often and seeing your work xxx

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Welcome, hope you have a good time in Nundle, will be great fun to meet everyone and just talk and stitch.

Wendy said...

Welcome to the world of blogging.....can't wait to see what you are stitching.....

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations on your first post. Your blog design is lovely. And I love the picture of your farm.

Diann said...

Hi, welcome to blogging. It's great fun. I'm Diann from the US and as you can imagine I'm not going to Nundle. I hope you have a great time though.

retdairyqueen said...

Welcome to Blogland You will love it

Bird on the Border said...

Hi
found your blog, well done I am trying to get mine up and running. great to meet you and yuor mum at Nundle on the weekend. jenny