For all those who asked (and I have had lots of emails as well as the comments here)
Grungeboard is a flexible sheet of compressed composite material that can be painted, inked, sanded or grunged. It's pliable, inkable, paintable, embossable hand and machine stitchable, and generally grungable. Just pop the shape/pattern/symbol out and away you go. Grungeboard patterns come in many styles, fonts, sizes and shapes to feed your creative desires. Available in smooth and a variety of debossed patterns, grungeboard will allow you to choose the perfect texture for your projects. Use it on your layouts, your cards, journals and other art projects. Great fun for all sorts of things.
There is also a video with Tim Holtz on utube. www.timholtz.com but I like the fact that you can stitch into it and it seems to like Moonshadow Mists and Distress inks and Colorwash all of which I like to play with.
Re the NZ QuIlt Symposium in 2009 - Lots of people at the Embroiderers' Conference in Hastings asked me if I would be there or suggested I should be there. As that weekend is my birthday (a wee bit big one) and Wellington is my favourite city anywhere, Ian and I thought it would be a great place for a long weekend. Alas, apparently the trading section is full - no room for 2 Rollies and 2 tables so we will have to go somewhere else for the occasion. Never mind - good try.
I have spent the day packaging all sorts of fibrous stuff for the show in Perth, playing with papers and stuff for my hands-on workshop and thinking about writing the newsletter which needs to go out before the end of the month as we will be busy at the show. I think Gogos restaurant is on the cards tonight.