About Me

Cathy, iBook and Felix.

Hello, I am Cathy.

In the picture to the left, you can see me with my little red cat, Felix and my iBook. Felix rules in our house.

I am a Librarian and am currently working for the State Library of WA.

I’ve been married to Joel for 4 years and we have no children (I’m kind of petrified of completely mucking up their lives and Joel doesn’t want any – we’re a good match in that regard). He’s a research fellow at one of our local universities.

I’ve been stitching for most of my life, I started stitching in my teens, a dear friend taught me how. I lost touch with my friend, but I will always remember her for the gift she gave me when she showed me how. During my teens and early twenties, my Mum was my greatest enabler and stash fiend, she’d take me to our LNS on my day off and we’d also go to all the craft events in Western Australia together. Sadly my mother died in 2000 and for several years I had no stitching buddies to encourage me to keep stitching. I stitched a memorial sampler and then put down my needle for several years.

In 2004, Joel and I married and I started to look for stitching groups on the net (with my brand new iBook!) I will always be grateful to the lovely friends who encouraged my participation online (I hope you all know who you are).

At the end of 2006, I met up with some WA stitchers who I had met online and in 2007 we took a trip to Sydney to meet some more Aussie Uber Stitchers. We had a fabulous time!

Well, thanks for reading. I thought it was time you all knew who I am.



My favourite designers include: Prairie Schooler, Teresa Wenzler, Bent Creek, La-d-da, Lizzie Kate, Brightneedle Designs, Carriage House Samplings, Heart in Hand, Long Dog, Homespun Elegance, Just Nan, Mirabilia, Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage Needleworks, The Cat’s Whiskers, Shepherd’s bush. There are always more names to add!

Favourite authors include: Laurie R King, Janet Evanovich, Terry Pratchett, Susan Wittig Albert, Margaret Atwood, Agatha Christie, Lindsey Davis, Dianne Mott Davidson, Katie Fforde, Kerry Greenwood, Alexander McCall Smith, Peter Tremayne, Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Peters …. to name but a few.

Favourite music: just about anything but especially, REM, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lorena McKennitt, Bjork, The Beatles, The Kinks, Ella Fitzgerald, Midnight Oil, Crowded House, Foo Fighters, Portishead, Radiohead and The Tea Party.

3 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hi Cathy, I found your blog via the Needle and Thread Yuku board. I am getting addicted to following various blogs at the moment and when I saw your’s was a stitching and Lego blog I couldn’t resist!!

    My hobby is stitching and my 8 year old son is mad on Lego aided and abetted by my 37 year old brother! I have to ask, can you get the free Lego Club magazine in Australia? It comes out 5 times a year and is good fun, they have a “readers’ models” page every issue. Not seen any adults get their photos in there yet.

  2. x

  3. Hi Cathy, I saw your Garden Gate Sampler and loved it! I have been trying to find it since and ideas where I might find it? Thank you for sharing such a pretty piece. Debbie sandcastlecottage@gmail.com

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