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Dr gives books the tick

February 17, 2014

Language and Linguistics expert, Dr Douglas sent this message to us just after she bought an iPad and downloaded the Higgledy-Piggledy Farm iBooks. As you can imagine, we were tickled pink to know that she and her daughters enjoyed our stories. Dr Douglas’ research interests include narrative analysis, child language acquisition and word learning (Autism Spectrum Disorders). iBooks available from iTunes/iBookstore. 

Moo Poo! Moo Poo! The cows from Higgledy-Piggledy Farm are on the campaign trail. Vote 1 Cow Poo. Will it be the V.I.P? Polling closes 7 September.


CWA exhibition takes Jean to historical Lockington. Population: 400. 200km north Melbourne.

Dear Girls,

I am not long back from Lockington judging the Campaspe Branch CWA exhibition which is run in conjunction with old machinery exhibition. Some excellent work and the whole show was top standard. This year it was branch entries only not individual work. I judged the Holt Trophy which is for three distinct craft articles from the branches in their group. A huge variety of work – knitting, crochet, embroidery, felting, scrumbling (which is a mixture of knitting and crochet). The best piece of work actually went to a lovely bag in scrumbling. The cooking was for five distinct edible items. They had a beautiful entry of bread and dry fruit. Sponges not like I make! Sponges and Pavs are not my thing! I can show anyone how to make these if you don’t want to win! The other section was for three small distinct articles of craft, the best piece in this section went to a metal work necklace. They had a huge selection, including crochet purse, knitted beaded 1/2 doll, felting, lace. I like to look at the small items and I was very interested in a button collection and a pin cushion collection. Both had pieces over 100 years old. The pin cushions had a magnificent heart pincushion in a creamy/green velvet with pearls and beads done in stumpwork (3D raised work) It was very inspirational. They had some vintage sewing from old exhibitions. I will now have a holiday until the State Exhibition in July.

All the best, Jean.

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