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Proper Prior Preparation...

Prevents Poor Performance! In a past life (as a corporate Sales Manager - MANY years ago) I used to remind my Sales Reps of this constantly! Well, I have taken a bit of my own advice this week and been PLANNING and PREPARING! Yesterday found me up to my car boot in fabric purchases for 'Urban Stitches' and 'Imagine...Vietnam' with Rosie, Melly and Erica:

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Don't think this wasn't fun - it was!! An entire morning shopping for delicious fabric combinations and then we had to squeeze in a quick(ish) lunch (Vietnamese of course!) in Victoria Street, Richmond:

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Fun preparation: Thirty envelopes, for each of you wonderful ladies that are joining us on 'Imagine...Vietnam', left the studio today too (look in your mail box early next week):

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Of course the envelopes are full of information, but also a little bit of fun too! Hope each of you enjoys the surprise inside! And don't forget, Issue 4 of Vignette is about to come out, so if you don't have a subscription with your local patchwork store, now might be the time to get one! Vignette is in its third reprint (how exciting!) and this means that if you have missed any previous issues you can now contact your local store and get back issues:

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Next blog entry I will give you a sneak peek of my project for 'Urban Stitches'! There are still a few spots left on the Sunday (and we might be able to squeeze in a few more on the Saturday) if you haven't booked but would like to.

Chat soon,

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. If you are one of my retailers PLEASE leave a comment with a link so readers can order Vignette online with you!!!


Planning...Planning... Planning...

Planning is one of my favourite things to do, and this week has been full of planning! Rosie, Melly and I have been having a ball planning more things for Urban Stitches, coming up in only 5 weeks! Yesterday found us picking some of the items for the projects, including the Cosmo threads that everyone will receive:

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There are still some places available, so if you are interested, click on the button on the right hand side of this blog for full details. We would love to see you there!

The three of us have also been planning some of the final details for the trip that Melly and I will be hosting to Vietnam. It was very exciting to see all the passports head off to be filled with Visas for the trip this week.

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And for anyone wondering, Rosie's projects will still be included in the trip! She has some lovely and unique projects so you will not be missing out. We have also added in a few extras to the trip to compensate for Rosie not being there in person. I'd love to tell you what they are but I am sworn to secrecy until we have confirmation of all the extra details! Ohhh, lots of fun!!!

Technically the trip is full, but the resort now has some additional rooms available if we'd like to add more ladies. There are a few double rooms that they have offered us and also some single rooms (additional cost for single room); so if you are interested please contact Annette (travel agent extraordinaire!) on 0411-193-805, [email protected] , or in the office on 03 9676-2777.

Hope you are one of the ladies joining us for adventures over the next few months!

Leanne Beasley xxx