This is one of the most exciting times of the year for me, there's just so much to get done! Yesterday saw me cutting like crazy. I cut out all the fabric to make up the kits for my project at the Glen Harrow Stitch-In that's only a short time away now. (Yes, I'd love to show you photos but Rosie has me sworn to secrecy!) It's one of those tasks that when you look at the bolts of fabric you think, "This shouldn't take too long" and then at eleven p.m. you think, "Oh boy! That took ages!"
Then this morning was perfect photography weather (I've been waiting sooooo long!). I photographed my new 'Library Lesson' pattern (more info and a giveaway on this soon):
I hope this pattern will inspire some of the blog readers who haven't tried sewing yet - it's the perfect beginners pattern. I know some of you haven't ever sewn a bag but would like to try it, this could be the pattern for you:
I also photographed the front cover for 'Sarah's Pincushions', the pattern that is my contribution to Sarah's Pincushion of the Month Club. Of course while I had the good camera out I couldn't resist a few close ups:
And I had to snap a few shots of the project that I have been working on for the Honeysuckle Cottage Christmas Club. I can only show one sneak peek:
Okay, maybe two:
I can't wait to show this pattern in the full because it's my favourite Christmas pattern that I've ever done! I'm having so much fun stitching it (and I couldn't stop so I added in two little bonus projects that match!).
I also rephotographed the cover for 'Waiting for Santa', my latest Christmas Stocking pattern because I wasn't happy with what I'd photographed before. This why I hadn't released that pattern until now, with the new photo it should be out early next week, I'll keep you updated.
And this was just the morning!
Anyway I haven't forgotten the topics you asked me to cover: Party Pillowcases and Mum's Birthday Quilt, these will be covered shortly!
Off to tuck myself under one of my quilts for the night,
Leanne Beasley xxx
P.S. I still get a lot of requests for my DVD from overseas. I know this issue of Homespun is difficult to come by but Kim at Honeysuckle Cottage has just received a shipment of the reprinted DVD so contact her if you're still after one, she ships anywhere in the world.