This blog is a bit of a ramble through my life. There's a lot about quilting and textile arts, a sprinkle of my family life and some of my thoughts and ponderings. We currently live aboard an old wooden 1945 Navy boat, called MV Cerego, so you'll find me writing about that too. Welcome aboard!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

World Famous in Australia!

Down Under Quilts has to be one of Australia's foremost quilting magazines.  We get it in NZ at a lot of bookstores too and it's always interesting to see what our cousins across the ditch are up to.  Linda Robertus is the new editor, and I'm sure she's going to do a fab job.

Well, I'm hitting the big time folks!  Thanks to a heads up from Marls, I discovered my four lines of fame!  My blog is mentioned in the DUQ issue 158 blog roll.


So hi!  My name is Charlotte, otherwise known as Ms Lottie, and I'm addicted to quilting.  I'm in my 30's, married to a pretty nice guy (he doesn't read my blog!) and have two kidlets - a boy aged 8 and a girl aged 5 going on 15.




We live on a lifestyle block, which is a fancy name for a couple of paddocks out in the wop wops boonies a rural area.


I look after my chickens, my ducks, my cows, my sheep and my family and squeeze in some midwifery work too.


My vege garden is going to rack and ruin, I got six quinces, five plums, a handful of feijoas and a wee bowlful of chilean guavas off my orchard this year, and my cat thinks he's the boss of the world.


Mucking around with fabric is pretty good fun.  I dabble in a bit of surface design and I like putting rusty bits of metal on fabric to make pretty patterns.



I make more traditional (mainly pieced) quilts for fun, relaxation and to make quiet night shifts go faster.


I make art quilts for brain stimulation and 'cause one day I want to travel to Houston (Hubby says I'm not allowed to go unless one of my quilts is hanging).



So if you're visiting - say hi and I hope you stick around.  If you're not new here, say hi anyway - I'd love to learn a little more about you.

17 comments:

  1. Wow............great stuff.....look out Houston!

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    1. Thanks Leeanne, Houston can relax, I don't think I'll be heading there for a wee while!

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  2. Great into and glad to see a photo of the chickens!! Roll on Houston.

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    1. Thanks Marls, the chooks have started laying so they're back in my good books ;)

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  3. Deserved! Good for you and can I just say to all the new people who might be reading about you....I have gained so much knowledge and help from this lady. She is inspiring and a great teacher. Thanks Ms. Lottie

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    1. Wow, thanks Tanya. I hope people go and explore your lovely blog too.

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  4. Hi anyway!
    and yeah!! for being famous :) And I think your cat IS actually the boss of the world.

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    1. He's certainly the boss of this family...!

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  5. Oooh, you're famous, how cool!

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    1. I'll let you have my autograph next time I see you ;)
      PS - the black and orange bag is all yours, sister dear.

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  6. Hi anyway, I am a follower .It is good to se you are in print.

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  7. Wow - looks like famous to me! I'm sure the most famous person is supposed to bring baking on Friday!

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  8. Woohoo, go you!! Great mention - love your intro :-)

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  9. Hi, Miss Lottie, we know each other already through comments, how lovely!!¨
    I like your post so much and I am laughing about the boss of the world. I like the photo with the misty landscape. Love also the rust on your fabric and the art quilt -

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  10. Ha, you saw it! Love your blog so had to include it in the blogroll!

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