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

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