Well I'm sure that many of you know that parts of Melbourne were badly hit by a freak hail storm on the 6th of March. It was a frightening time (especially seeing as my hubby wasn't home but working in Perth on the other side of Australia!). I would have taken photos but at the time I was frantically trying to keep water and HUGE hail stones out of my home!
Thankfully Georgia and I were safe although somewhat exhausted by the end of the weekend. The thing I was most upset about was that my beloved greenhouse was smashed (photo above) and that I had water running down the wall of my studio! I was quick enough to take all the drawings off the studio wall and shift furniture and rugs before they were too damaged. We had a smashed skylight, a leaking skylight and dints in the car, amongst a few other fairly minor damages.
However I feel quite blessed because many homes in neighbouring areas were almost destroyed, not to mention the damage to cars.
Anyway on a lighter note, the tutorials to go with 'Down In The Garden' are well underway and will be up on the blog very soon (keep watching!). There are five main tutorials with lots of hints and tips and closeup photos as well. I think many of you will be thrilled to get tips on all the different embroidery stitches:
I thought that you might like to have a peek at the labels that I ended up popping on the back of 'Down In The Garden':
Of course, I made more than one (and only stopped because of time!):
This is my favourite:
There are lots of label patterns in Block Ten, but I'm sure you're not thinking that far ahead yet!
Leanne Beasley xxx