A Photoshoot And An Invitation...
Three Winners And My New Logo...


Back at last (after my computer has been very ill again and at 'computer hospital' since my last blog entry!). The good news is there's two new patterns out (they have been available for around a week so your local shop may have them by now) and I have a giveaway to celebrate with you. I know some of you have been waiting for these. The first one is 'My Favourite Things':

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There's lots in this pattern to keep you busy. There are four circular designs with full directions for turning each design into a pincushion, doily or both! There's also a cute little scissor keep and a heart shaped pincushion too. I added the heart in as it's a pincushion that I make for myself all the time. It's also a great one to start your daughter's sewing with a cute and useable result at the end:

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This pattern would be a good start to get stitching those heartfelt Christmas gifts! Perfect for swaps and Kris Kringles they are fun to stitch, don't take too many supplies, and are light to pop in the post:

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I've called this pattern 'My Favourite Things' because I was struggling to find an appropriate name and Rosie suggested this because she said, "Well they are some of your favourite sewing things!" The doilies are just growing by the minute in my house. I've been using them as doilies, coasters, and just a cute spot to leave a few things on:

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The second new pattern is 'Merry and Bright':

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There's a wall quilt and a couch quilt too in the pattern:

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There's lots of chain stitch and I just loved doing all the redwork chain stitch because I found it so relaxing and enjoyable:

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Anyway enough from me (can you see I've missed you all and have so much to tell you!). To be in the draw for the pattern giveaway simply leave a comment below about anything (although I would love to know how many of you have started stitching for Christmas) before Monday the 17th of August when I'll draw out 3 winners who will each receive a parcel from me with the two new patterns!

Best of luck,

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. If you can't wait to see if you win and would like to order a pattern or two now see www.underthemulberrytree.com



I love your patterns I would love to win one

Karen Azevedo

Maybe I'm not too late to enter - we'll see. I'm in the process of stitching some of your pincushions. Just love them!


Have started Christmas projects. Some embroidered kitchen towels, purses for many granddaughters, a bunny pincushion for a granddaughter. It keeps the season going all year long. Your designs are charming, and your blog much fun to see. You are bringing cheeer to so many. Thank you.

Michelle in NQ

Hi Leanne

Hope I'm not too late. Love, love, love your new patterns and would love to be in the draw. Keep up the great work.



i dont know are I in or out at this time. I also make coasters as a christmas gift. I need only tiny things to give.

greeting Guilitta from germany


I LOVE this pattern. Making doilies (we sometimes call them candle mats) and coasters. These would look so great in my country house.

Berit Bunæs

Hello Leanne.
I am making pincusions for my christmasgifts. I just love them.
I love your blog.
Hope i am the lucky one this time.
Love from Norway

Genny Frazer

Hi Leanne
Yes, I have started stitching gifts for my family for Christmas. I love all your work and I have nearly all your patterns. My favorite thing is getting up each morning to check if you have written anything on your blog - that is before I have even had my morning coffee. I say shout yourself a new computer so you can update us EVEN MORE! Keep up the great work, your biggest fan in North Qld. Genny


Hi Leanne, Just got the first stitchers angel projects so I guess that's a good start for Christmas.


Hi Leanne!

It's soooo hot in here (Spain) that I can't put myself to stitch for Christmas yet, it just doesn't feel right :)

I'm however starting to collect ideas and even fabrics for my Christmas sewing! This will be the first year I do quite a lot of sewing presents, I can't wait to start!

Your patterns are gorgeous, as always, thanks for the chance to win some of them!



Hi Leanne! I am working on my project for Christmas, so I interspersed with other work, because everything is handmade.

it will soon on my blog!

I love your designs and hope to win!



Hi Leanne,
iam not quiet sure if i left a comment so i will write one.
I love all of you designs so i would love to win one.,-))
Have a great day and greetings from Germany

sandra parsons

Hi Leanne, what a lovely giveaway. I have been doing some Gail Pan stitcheries to hopefully use as Xmas gifts. I love your pin cushions- I think I have a pincushion fetish. LOl.


My favourite pattern is 'My favourite things'- love the red hearts and flowers on the pink dots!

Amy Mc

Leanne your patterns are beautiful pls pick me.


gorgeous patterns just right for teachers gifts at year end & Christmas. Exactly what I need quick fun to do & lovely to give away to someone to say thanks - a gift from the heart.
Better start now as Christmas is always hectic.


Im glad your computure is back i was sick worring that you where ok you normally dont take that long to blog. just love your blog, i love your photos they inspire me to get my camera out and take more photos.
just love your new patterns but i love all your pattern. if i win that will be the christmas wallhanging ill start


As always you have created lovly patterns. I love your blog. Christmas is a lovly time of the year. I love Christmas. Hugs from Norway.


Yes, I've absolutely started stitching for Christmas. I find if I don't do it through out the year December comes around before I know it. Your're patterns would make a wonderful Kris Kringle gift for my sewing lady friends. Most importantly, thanks for your great blog. Julie

Mama Spark

Your new patterns are lovely. Thank you for the opportunity to win them.

Martha Robinson

No, I haven't started stitching for Christmas but it's not a bad idea. Your patterns are terrific. Nice giveaway!



I have been stitching christmas things for a little while now because me and my quilting friends are making things to sell at a charity coffee morning in November in aid of Macmillan Nurses. I am trying to finish my redwork Christmas BOM too. Love the new patterns and good to see you blogging again

Lisa Conant

Oh, my, I would so love to win one of your patterns. Thank you again for being so generous, so often, on your blog :)
Lisa Conant (Georgia, USA)

Paulette Doyle

I LOVE your stitcheries and would love a chance to win a pattern!!

thank you!


Christmas stitching ??? Not before the 1. of december ;-)
Your favorite things are mine too, so I´d love to win the pattern.
Happy stitching

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