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inspire me: land of dust

Over the weekend Chris took me down south to celebrate my birthday. It was the first trip we’ve taken on our own in 5 years – and it was such a wonderful weekend! My parents looked after our little ones, and did lots of fun activities – and we and spent a relaxing few days exploring the countryside, having picnics, eating too much good food and reading new books. I think this was probably the best gift ever.

On one of our outings we decided to drive along the bottom half of the Darling Ranges – the range of hills that stretch from north of Perth all the way down past Bunbury. We drove through the forests to the plains – and over the other side into the wheat belt – and i was once again reminded of why those hills inspire me so much.

I feel like every time i head out into places like this I come back feeling excited, inspired and bursting with new ideas.

There really is something special about this dusty country.


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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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11 years ago

i feel like sometimes getting away can re-inspire us :D it looks so nice!!!!!

11 years ago

You’re making me homesick! Beautiful pics, esp. the peppermint tree- i can just smell it :)

11 years ago

Wow, this is going to sound so sad, but I’ve never seen this side of Australia before.
It’s so pretty!
Glad you got some time away, everyone needs that!