Happiness Is...Quilting

Urban Stitches Melbourne 2011...

Hi everyone! Wish I'd had time to blog earlier but things have been wonderfully busy as usual (okay, I squeezed in a trip to the new IKEA Springvale as well!). Urban Stitches was fantastic and a great time was had by all:

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Rosie, Melly, and I had so much fun with everyone I hardly took time to take photos! We held both of the one day workshops (although we got to enjoy the company of quite a few ladies who joined us for two days!!) at the Novotel in Glen Waverley, Melbourne:

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Melly, Myself, and Rosie (left to right, below) enjoyed teaching our projects over the weekend and we really hope those of you that joined us enjoyed creating them as much as we did. I'd love to insert a photo here of our three projects but I forgot to take one!!!

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We always feel that delicious food (and good coffee!) are an important part of the day and we certainly enjoyed that at the Novotel. With a full buffet lunch (and an amazing dessert buffet as well) I am sure we all gained a few extra kilos!

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Too delicious:

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Under The Mulberry Tree brought along the FULL collection of Cosmo embroidery thread including all the seasons varigated range (promise I won't tell who purchased the entire range with her pocket money!):

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Some stitching did get done too!:

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Above all, there was lots of friendship, laughter, catching up, telling of stories, amazing show and tell, and just pure relaxation and indulgence!

The three of us hope you had a ball!!

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. Many of you have been asking about my project (sneak peeks on earlier blog entries). I have decided now to release it as a kit which will include the screen printed hanky linen (as above), pattern, and all the delicious Cosmo threads. Give me a little time to get it organised and I will let you know here on the blog when it's available.

If you simply cannot wait we actually made extra goody bags for Urban stitches and you can purchase those from Under The Mulberry Tree. They include all of the kits (mine, plus Rosie and Melly's, and all the Parlan, Weaveline, threads, gifts etc). My kit from the giftbag also includes the buttons and border fabrics in the project. There are only a few of these left so you will need to be quick!

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Back soon!



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Hi Leanne, I see my Daisy Cottage name up there and thank you for that. Is there anyway you can add US to it so everyone will know I'm here and I sell the magazine and your patterns??? thanks so much

Plancha Pelo ghd

de líneas suaves y un diseño estilizado, el rastreo de las niñas es relativamente fácil, el color del cuerpo negro del cuerpo, la apariencia de diseño similar a la escarcha, materiales, duradero y antideslizante mango de diseño, fácil de usar. el diseño con cierre de seguridad, más humano.

Carole Prevost-Meier

Oh what fun! That Cosmos floss looks yummy! What a teaser you are! lol I have been talking myself into using up my DMC, but perhaps that would be an impossible task! ;o) Thanks for sharing! Cheers!

Di Shuker

HI Leanne me to went on Under The Mulbery Tree site couldn't find then so I emailed them ...NO SORRY all gone was the reply . So will have to wait for your announcement that the kits are ready...Di From Nz


Ohhh I am waiting...

Will you be able to have the buttons included?

Debbie Lever (previously Bowman)

oooh, I so wish I'd been able to make it to the Novotel, looks like everyone had a great time!
Thank you SO much for deciding to release your gorgeous stitchery as a kit, Leanne! I eagerly await its release!!


I am slightly envious. Went to a particular quilt shop while in Anchorage Alaska as they had cosmos threads, and was disappointed that they had so few- maybe an eighth of what is shown in your picture, Leanne. Hopefully a shop closer to me will carry them soon.


looks like fun........was it Meg who got the whole colour


Looks like you had a fantastic time Leanne. I just went over to order one of your goody bags but couldn't find them so it looks like I will have to be patient. Can't wait.


Oh, I hope the new kit is coming soon, can´t wait!!

Greetings from Germany



O, it all sounds heavenly. I love the photos! Glad you all had suchc a wonderful time. :))

Erica Dekker

Sorry everyone - the kits have all sold out now - wow, that was quick!!
Erica - Under the Mulberry Tree


What a yummy feast for the eyes!!

Sue Bone

Mine's ordered. Can't wait, but I guess I'll have to.

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