Merry Christmas 2013

It is finally Christmas eve, it seems to come around quicker every year!!

Christmas 2013 Jet
(Image courtesy of http://www.ifunia.com)

From my house to your house, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. May you have a joyous time with family and friends and take time to reflect on the year that was. Thank you for a wonderful year and I am really looking forward to next year, with a few things already planned. Stay safe if you are travelling and I hope that 2014 is a great year for you all.

As usual I am still finishing off a Christmas gift so I will say farewell and see you in 2014.

Best wishes,

Leanne

Christmas 2013

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The Fur Babies

The fur babies occasionally like to get out for some sun, they are indoor cats. So when the chance arises they make a dash outside when I’m pegging on the line. Once out they can’t wait to go for a roll, as you can see below.

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Pure bliss!!!!!

Pippi is the tabby and Jet is the black one. After the recent trade event I attended Jet decided that he liked playing with my id tag. I only took my eyes off him for a few minutes and he had decided to chew the little metal end and some elastic attached to it. So it was a trip off to the Vet’s where after quite a few x-rays and some rather uncomfortable treatment he is now metal/elastic free! Mind you my purse is a whole lot lighter ….. $…
Hubby was not impressed!!!!!!

Then it was Freckles turn – off to the hairdresser for some well needed grooming. Here are her before and after shots.
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She looks so much younger and slimmer once she’s trimmed. If only that worked for me!!!!!!!

Leanne

A new shop favourite ….. My Primitive Heart

I’ve found the cutest little shop called My Primitive Heart that stocks some of my favourite country & Christmas giftware. It is located in Tecoma at Shop 7 / 1567 Burwood Highway in Victoria. (It doesn’t face onto the street but is in a little shop cul de sac). I could have bought out most of the shop. The ladies are just lovely, we chatted for ages and they were very welcoming. I can’t wait to go back to get a few more items. Here is a picture of 2 of the ones I purchased –

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They also have lovely calendars for 2014 and the most delicious smelling candles & melts!!!! I can still smell them!!

They are open Wednesday to Saturday 10 – 4pm. If you are in the area it is well worth a visit. So glad I found them.

Leanne

Pretty Petals

These are some of the beautiful flowers that have been inspiring me around my place.  My daughter loves taking photo’s of them.  Here are just a few.

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They are so beautiful. Some may even be finding their way into a few designs next year.

Take time to smell the flowers today,

Leanne

Time for a catch up …………..

I just don’t know where all the time goes. Lots of happenings around here over the past few months (except for blogging!!!). Between classes and preparing for the Australian Quilt Market (Trade event) and all the other goings on in life blogging has taken a back seat. So now I have a few pictures to update you with. This could be a long post.

In October & November some lovely ladies joined me for a couple of stitching days working on some Christmas Decorations. This is a picture of 2 of the main items that were worked on. A lovely time was had by all. The buttons used were by Barb Smith and can be purchased from http://www.theodoracleave.com. Her buttons are exquisite and it’s hard to decide on which ones to purchase.

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Then it was full steam ahead working on some new patterns. Firstly there is the Wynter Sewing Set which is a pincushion and a sewing pocket to keep your needles & pins, threads & scissors in. PJ the Owl is a pyjama pillow to pop your little ones pj’s in or it can also be used as a hot water bottle cover. You could even pop a wheat bag inside if you wanted to.

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I would also like to introduce “Pipkin”. This pattern is called Pipkin’s Pincushion and is attached to a candle block holder (available from IKEA). This pattern is made using just 21 x 5 inch charm squares!!! Stay tuned for some more additions relating to Pipkin over the next few months.

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My final 2 newies are Heartstrings (quilt) & Love Trio (3 cushion set). I really enjoyed working on this project as it was something that I had wanted to do for a while and is a little different from my normal style but incorporates the stitchery designs I love.

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Something I haven’t blogged about this year has been my daughter’s little project “LK Designs” where she has been making Scissor Charms this year and has now added some glasses holders to her range. They have been extremely popular this year and were a huge success at the AQM. As supplies change all the time sometimes beads become unavailable so each scissor charm can be diferent from the next. Here are a few to show you. The owls and ladybugs have been very popular and come in a variety of colours.

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All of these new patterns were introduced at the Australian Quilt Market almost 2 weeks ago. This is a picture of my stand. It was lovely to meet up with some familiar faces and to make some new acquaintances too. I look forward to talking to you throughout the coming year.

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Check your local quilt stores if you would like to purchase any of these patterns. They will be available on my website for viewing soon.

Back soon with some spring pictures of my garden.

Leanne