A weekend with Chris Jurd


What a blast of a day it has been!

A quick suggestion from a friend last week and a bit of encouragement from another friend yesterday and I find myself in Cooma for the weekend taking a Chris Jurd class and sharing a night in a motel (not a hotel) with Heidi.

Chris offers the options of three different patterns for this workshop, I’m working on the Ancient Dahlia. So far, so good. The hardest part of this whole process was fabric selection – I love playing with these beauties and have been stashing some of them for five or more years so cutting them up was a BIG step! And it feels good. Really good. To be using and not hoarding. I feel inspired to do more chopping now!

I’ve had so much fun today and can’t wait to get back tomorrow. The photo above is what my bed looks like right now so best I go and remedy that.

Happy weekend to you,

J xx

A new (veggie) patch


Do you grow some of your own herbs and veggies? If you do, you’ll know just the feeling I’m trying to describe, the thrill of picking something from your own pot or plot to add to a meal. It’s a strange thing to describe, that connection to nature, excitement and pride that all combines into a big thrill.

Today the smalls and I are taking a step closer to making this new home feel just so. We are planting the winter veg seeds in little trays upon the kitchen windowsill. Fifteen different herbs and veg. I can’t wait to see what will come from these little pots of hope!