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Experience China 2014...

I am so excited to announce the next Leanne's House adventure - Experience China 2014! One of the highlights of each year for me is the annual overseas adventure I host along with Annette Dal Sasso of Hawthorn Travel and Cruise, to a fabulous destination!

Join us on a five star boutique adventure into the Mysterious East. China is a land steeped in ancient textile history. Together we will walk through traditional Chinese gardens, visit temples, purchase fine silk fabrics, indulge in Chinese cuisine, and try our hand at traditional embroidery guided by expert tutors, all the time being cared for by our English speaking Chinese guides. Indulge in the best of both historic and modern China with a group of like-minded women. I will also have a wonderful collection of brand new Leanne's House stitching designs, fully kitted, for your stitching pleasure that I am just waiting to share with you in my personal classes.

There is so much more to share, so make yourself a cup of tea (maybe Chinese Green Tea!) and relax while reading the full itinerary (click on the 'Experience China 2014' button top right).

For further information, or to book, contact Annette on 0411 193 805 or via email: [email protected] Places are strictly limited.

I would love you to be a part of it!

Leanne Beasley xxx

P.S. If you don't have any Chinese Tea you might like to get a tin or two when we visit the LongJing Tea Plantation!!


Leanne's House Christmas Gathering...

Leannes House Christmas Gathering 2013

I have already been in the Christmas Spirit for a little while now planning this event! I know many of you are excited about the uncoming Christmas Gathering and I am so looking forward to catching up with you too.

Have just been chatting with a lady who only found about it at her quilting group this morning! Apologies if you missed my previous post, or other notes on facebook. If you did want more details have a look at the flyer above or click on the button right (this will stay on my blog - see right hand column - so you may refer back to it later).

If you would like to book in please feel free to call Leanne's House (03) 9755 1097 during business hours. I have a couple of places left on the Saturday and also a few on the Sunday. If you popped your name down but didn't pay you will also need to call me again to make a payment and ensure you have your place. I understand that life gets busy and you might have forgotten.

Also, many of you are asking me what you need to bring. Just bring your favourite hand sewing things (and your jolly Christmas Spirit): needles, hoop, scissors and sewing light if you like. The day begins at 10am but feel free to join us from 9:30am for registration and a cuppa (something stronger later in the day *wink*).

Looking forward to Christmas with YOU!!

Leanne Beasley xxx




Vignette Issue 11 Update

Coming Soon:

Vignette Issue 11 cover for blog

Vignette Issue 11 is coming soon. I know how eager so many of you are to get your hands on it.

As some of you know we have had lots of technical issues amongst other things with Issue 11. Before you ask about the different cover to the one advertised previously, I had to re-shoot it just last Friday! (A HUGE HUGE thank you to the graphic artist who managed to get the cover re-done even during school holidays!) I have also had to entirely re-do some of the articles due to unusable photos like 'Digging in the Garden'. There are still more photos to re-shoot and 'step-by-steps' to re-do then rephotograph.

I didn't want to compromise on quality so I made the decision to re-do! Of course I wish all this had not happened and you could all be just about finished Block Two of Mrs. Beasley's Sampler, but that's life. Running a one woman magazine is probably crazy but I love creating something that brings those of you out there so much pleasure.

Thanks so much to those of you who have sent me photos of your Block One of Mrs. Beasley's Sampler. I love seeing what you have been up to and how you have enjoyed the magazine. My favourite 'different' version is the soft and pretty '3 Sisters' version that Kerry is doing. I have photos and will share them with you - I am sure you will be inspired. If you have done your Mrs. Beasley's using alternative fabrics I would love to see it! You can always email me at [email protected] .

As soon as I have a new exact date for Vignette 11 I will of course let you know right here and also via newsletter if you have joined up for that (top right on this very site to join up!).

Live with a Creative Heart,

Leanne Beasley x