Hi there yogis,
A FUNNY(?) Story.  I have been dithering about getting a new gas cooktop, and made the plunge.  The plumber arrived to connect at 8.30 AM, got it all organised and connected to the gas by about 11.30 but try as he might neither he nor his son (his apprentice) could get the gas to come through.  They tried everything – new regulator, new joints new this new that and still nothing.  They went for lunch whilst I had a yoga class, and then came back at about 3pm to get the problem sorted.  
At about 7pm they found the problem.  Somehow, the apprentice had dropped his earplug into the gas line, hence no gas.  I must say his dad was not well pleased, and I would not have enjoyed the discussion over the meal table,  as they had (as a team) spent about 4 hours trying to locate the problem for which there would be no charge!  The appliance is working beautifully… no one lost their temper, and they kept on until the trouble was located.  Very yoga!

A SPECIAL BUY!  Look what I bought at the op shop yesterday – not entirely convinced by the colours, but it is a beautiful thing for working on and displaying future hats and collars.

Talking about that – my gorgeous son tells me he is making a special gown to photograph as he couldn’t buy exactly what he wanted, and is finding making the big collar (the feature of the dress – a step further than the intricate stitching and amazing medieval sleeves he is stitching) an amazing challenge!  I know feature collars are difficult,  and now we have another thing we can chat about!  Stitchery!  Who knew?


Windarring Yoga –  Tues. x 2 +Thurs. x 1. (some Fridays)

STUDIO YOGA WOODEND: Monday Hatha 1pm (full) 2.15 Wed. Restorative 1pm.  

TAROT READINGS AT THE STUDIO – Look forward to hearing from you.  You can even come on the weekends, and I can do “doubles” – you and mum, maybe you and a friend.

THE YOGA LUNCHEON:  As always the last Saturday in the month.  The next at 12noon the 28th October – PUT IT IN YOUR DIARY NOW.. I have booked for us to go to  The Full Moon in Woodend.  Warm, “homey” and great food. I love the Nachos – with chicken – with prawns – vegan, or Mexican.  Any of them are great.


If your treasured items need re-imagining and mending, come see me – please make an appointment first.. I am pretty well booked until the end of October (unless you are a regular who needs a skirt/pants tweaked), so keep that in mind. SEWING BEE SUNDAY AT 2.30 at my studio, 37 Morris Road, Woodend.  I will be working on another quilt.  Last night I just had to quit because my fingers were aching from the hard stitching.  But it will be done.

A note to quilt owners.  If you have a cherished quilt, please check it regularly for wear and tear especially along all the seams.  Once they get to a certain stage they are a lifetime’s work just keeping them intact.  If yours was a gift to others, it does take away the need to worry about christmas gifts, because there will always be repairs needed on the quilt.


STEAM PUNK PARADE – this is still on the drawing board and we are in discussions with the Full Moon Saloon.  I want to include young designers, sponsor a prize for a new talent, and perhaps morph into a Sewing Bee style competition..  Watch this space and keep on stitching!!!!

SEE YOU IN THE STUDIO (and at the yoga lunch at the end of the month)