Monday, August 07, 2006

Handing over the reins

I started the Just Patchwork blog back in March of this year, and I'm sad to be handing the reins over to Gai as of tomorrow. But the UK and my itchy feet are telling me to jump on a plane, and I know that I leave you in safe hands.

Tomorrow I fly to Beijing to start a journey that will take me along the silk road through China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and then up to see more of the former USSR in Russia and the Baltic States. Throw in a bit of western europe to catch up with friends scattered all over the place and then I'll finally make it to the UK to settle down for a year or two.

I'll be making guest appearances on this blog to talk about the fabulous textiles I (hope I) will see in my travels, and enjoy Gai's other updates on what's new here at Just Patchwork...


P.S. Gai and Elwin will be in Canberra for the Quilt Show from this Thursday-Sunday. If you're in the area make sure you don't miss it. I hope that it doesn't snow like it did on setup day last year. From the relative warmth of Forster/Tuncurry that was a shock to the system!


rooruu said...

Bon voyage, Alison! Looking forward to reading your 'postcards' on the blog.

Anonymous said...

I'm new to this site - who is it who's going travelling and settling in the UK?

André Luiz said...


My name is Andre Luiz and I live in Brazil with my wife and a comming babie. I was searching on blogger's website for blogs related to patchwork and quilting. Then, I find yours.
Here in Brazil this kind of art is not seen as an art work. We have no patchwork traditions and the value of patchwork is compared to regular industrialized stuff.
I would like to exchange experience and knowledge with people around the world.
My wife have a cousin who lives in Adelaide, Australia. He imigrated over ten years ago.
There in Australia there is market to sell patchwork? Cause here there is nothing.
Forgive-me for my poor english.