Blog announcement

This is just a quick post to let everyone know that I have decided to move this blog over to the Blogger platform shortly.  While my own personal preference is for WordPress, most tutors are more comfortable with the Blogger platform for posting, as well as most users so it is the logical step to allow further interaction and ease of posting for the majority of bloggers.

It will take me a while to fix up the new home (it’s a bit of a ‘doer-upper’ at the moment), and transfer all the previous posts over, but once that is done I will make a final announcement here along with links to the ‘new’ site.  Unfortunately Blogger don’t have “page tabs”, which I particularly love, so I intend to keep the WP pages active in this blog with links to those pages from the new Blogger blog.  As I am the only person to update these pages, this will be much simpler and less time consuming for me.

Thanks in advance for your patience during this transition phase.  I look forward to breathing some new life into the blog and making a few more regular posts soon!

Kind regards,
Anne S

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Welcome to 2008 – Happy New Year!!!

First of all let me apoloise for the lack of action on this blog in recent months – unfortunately I’ve had intermittent access to the internet after moving all my belongings into storage and housesitting around various parts of Melbourne.  Then about 7 weeks ago I packed up the car and moved interstate to New South Wales, where I’m now living for the next 12 months on a work secondment.  I’ve been staying with friends who live an awfully long way from my place of work, meaning a 3 1/2 hour commute each day, and leaving absolutely no time for stitching, never mind blogging!

The good news is that in 13 sleeps time, I will be freighting all my furniture and belongings up from Melbourne, and moving into a new flat only 20 minutes drive from work.  That means I can finally start getting back into the swing again of stitching, blogging, and life in general … and it’s time to blow the cobwebs off this blog to get it up and active once again! 🙂

Emails are slowly winging their way across the oceans to various people that have been suggested as possible upcoming tutors.  As soon as they’re confirmed, I will add dates and details to the calendar of classes.  It’s hoped to have two tutorials per month this year.  As I’ve been out of action for the last few months, I decided to put together a tutorial myself on Needlerolls – this will be published over the next few weeks.

There are still a number of areas where we don’t have recommended tutors for – I will make a separate blog entry in a moment to see if there are any volunteers out there in blogland that would be willing to assist.

Thanks for your patience while I’ve been struggling with access issues etc – I hope the blog will become more active again as we move into 2008.

Hugs,
Anne