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Get Ready...Here I come Hawaii...

Off on another adventure this week...to Hawaii! Of course I am up to my usual 'reading up on the destination':

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I am really excited about the possibility of seeing some Hawaiian quilts! I haven't read a book in soooo long but I have a few on my agenda including this Di Morrissey, Lonely Planet (naturally), and my own addition of a journal:

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If any of you lovely blog readers can help me I am looking for places to explore Hawaiian Quilting. I am staying in Kona and then in Honolulu. Any good quilting stores that I must venture out to see? I will also be looking to take other people out to visit amazing places - any suggestions????

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I am really looking forward to this adventure and showing you lots of lovely photos when I return!

Leanne Beasley xxx


Exciting Things...

There are lots of exciting things happening at Leanne's House at the moment but my favourite (as always) is putting the finishing touches on the next issue of Vignette. It is so difficult to cut back (sometimes) hundreds of photos for each article to just a few. Here's a photo that didn't quite make it but I hope it makes you feel as happy as it made me feel:

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There's nothing like a delicious dose of colourful china and threads to cheer a person up in this stormy Melbourne autumn!

Until next time,

Leanne Beasley xxx


A Little Bit Bigger Slice of Ballarat Patchwork...

Okay it's no secret just how much I love photography! One of the things I enjoy the most about Vignette magazine is just how much photography I get to do. When I visited Ballarat Patchwork for the latest issue of Vignette I was completely inspired:

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Selecting just eleven photos for the issue was just not enough, so I thought today I'd share some of the other ones that I loved but didn't quite have room for in issue six of Vignette:

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If fabric is your addiction then be sure that your addition will be satisfied at Ballarat Patchwork:

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REALLY satisfied:

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More temptation:

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One of my favourite things about this store is that just about everything on display is either available in kit form or Emma and the girls in the store will help you select fabric and notions to make your own version of the display project. Here are some irresistable Ric Rac patterns:

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Best of all you can pick up any issue of Vignette, from the first issue to the current issue when you visit Ballarat Patchwork:

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Ballarat Patchwork is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am -5pm and extra late on Thursday night until 7pm. They are located at 54 Victoria Street in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Phone them on (03) 5332 6722 or stop by for a web visit at www.ballaratpatchwork.com.au .

Enjoy!

Leanne Beasley xxx