Urban Stitches Melbourne 2012...

It seems that those of you who joined Melly, Rosie, and myself , as well as Under The Mulberry Tree, at Urban Stitches last year had a great time. The bookings for this year are filling up very fast and we are so thrilled that you will be joining us in July again (and some of you for the first time)! We even have a few beginner stitchers joining us this year and they are in for a treat:

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Of course we have another wonderful menu planned:

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There will be lovely 'Stitcher's Giftbags':

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And in your 'Stitcher's Giftbag' you will receive three brand new designs including a full kit for each project, one from each of us (this was my 'Sew Laugh Love' kit from last year):

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Which ended up like this:

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There's even a facebook page for you to join in if you like (called: Urban Stitches). Feel free to post photos from last years Urban Stitches (maybe a finished or work-in-progress project photo!) on the page. Add comments about last years event or leave a note about this year. Follow Rosie, Melly and I as we plan and prepare for Urban Stitches 2012 at The Novotel Glen Waverley in our usual excited fashion:

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Lots of the ladies already booked in have some great 'weekend plans'. Why not really indulge yourself as well and spend a day with us at Urban Stitches, a night with the girls at The Novotel, and then shop or go to the movies the following day? I'm just saying.....

Leanne Beasley xxx

Click on the button on the right hand side of this blog for all the details, including the registration form.

P.S. Some you know that we have been planning a 'Vietnam Reunion Dinner' on the Saturday night. Will have full details very shortly, hoping to finalise the venue and pricing (short walking distance from the Novotel) by tomorrow!

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!!!