There's just so much to tell you I really don't know where to begin! One of the most exciting things I've been up to is finishing this project (okay, tonight I just have to sew on the binding!):
Can't show you too much but I can tell you that it's the project we'll be working on if you're coming to 'Christmas In The Hills' hosted by Jane from 'The Patchwork Apple' in South Australia. For more information you can contact Jane. It is a 'Christmas in July' theme and Rosie and I are just so excited because we both love Christmas!:
Friday morning me sees me once again on a plane (does anyone have extra Tami Flu vaccine?) and heading to meet the ladies of Cairns and Northern Queensland to have a wonderful time sitting and sewing this:
Rosie, Gail and I (I hear the giggling and the chatting already!) are headed up to visit 'Button Tree Quilts' and the ladies of Northern Queensland for a tropical weekend of girltime and sewing (yes, I have already packed my camera!). I will be teaching needleturn applique (lucky I don't need my glasses for that because the weather there is so beautiful and hot and humid they will probably just keep falling off!) and lots of stitchery:
And more exciting news (especially if you feel like you can never quite get to where I'm teaching) is that I am one of the designers in the 'Under The Mulberry Tree', 'Stitchery of The Month Club'. I was so excited to be asked to be a part of this because I just love anything that involves a lovely parcel in the mail that you get to anticpate each month.
'Under The Mulberry Tree' is one store that I never hesitate to recommend because I know they ship the same day they receive your order and they stock all of my patterns and books online. I can't show you the designs that I have done (yet) but if you love my work I think you'll love these!
Saving one of the best until last:
Yes, I am headed back to visit one of my very favourite countries in the world - NORWAY! Gail and I are leaving (yet again!) on a plane to Norway in late September to have a wonderful time in Trondheim with Siw and the ladies from Quiltegarden.
After a few days in Trondheim we will be teaching on a cruise up the coast of Northern Norway! I have so many wonderful memories of my last trip to Norway and I think about all the great ladies I shared time with there everyday because on my desk is this great mug they gave me:
I was so touched because it showed that they really knew me. It says, "These shoes are killing me, they must look fabulous!"
There will be some room left in my bag for shoes on every trip I take! Oh, and fabric, and new kinds of thread, and handbags, and well, more fabric...
Back on Tuesday...
Leanne Beasley xxx