Sunday, October 11, 2015

My new design

 This post is all about Christmas. My  Christmas placemats is my newest design to be published in this months Patchwork & Stitching magazine.

 I loved making these, when you are on a deadline  its hard to focus on anything else except the project you are working on, I stitched like crazy to get these done. While dinner was cooking, while I  was watching tv and even at 4am when I couldn't sleep, I would get up and sneak into the loungeroom to get some stitching done.

 Of course they look amazing in the photos taken by the magazine, they always present my designs so beautifully.
This weekend I have started making  a few christmas gifts that need to be posted overseas so I need to get them extra early. I like to be organised and it makes me much more relaxed when I'm track.
 My friend Cathy & I love Halloween, each year we give each other a small halloween gift, I made Cathy a basket, I thought it turned out super cute.

 This morning I took a little stroll around my garden to see what has flowered recently. I have so many pretty flowers.

This little garden under the tree looks so pretty with lots of cottage type  flowers growing.When  they are finished I have glady's that will grow there in the summer.
I do love to potter outside, my vegies have started to grow now the weather has warmed up.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and you found some sewing time, thankyou for stopping by.


Christine B said...

Congratulations Leanne on another beautiful design! Love your placemats! Your garden looks lovely and I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend! Christine x

Gina said...

Your garden is looking lovely. It's great to see bright cheery pictures as my garden starts to die down for the winter.

Cath said...

Wow have been a busy girl and created another lovely project....well done! loving your garden. I have been waiting very patiently for my Irises to flower and yesterday I noticed they are just starting!

the girlfriend gap said...

Pretty Pretty : ) Even though I dread the cold I am starting to think about Christmas sewing. It will be here before we know it. Enjoyed seeing your flowers.


dream quilt create said...

Leanne, your placemats are beautiful! I wouldn't want to use them with food though, they are too pretty :) Congrats on being published too, that's incredible. I love your flowers, they are so happy and colorful.

Anthea said...

Love your new designs Leanne , congrats!
And I can blame you for my slowly-growing interest in Halloween... your basket is too cute... I might even start another cross stitch of Halloween theme, not that I'll get it finished for this year!! x

Ness said...

Hi there Miss January! LOL! Leanne...your placemats are darling and I just love them!! You are so creative and I love your designs! :) Congrats on the publications!! So exciting! :) It's chilly here this morning and I'm poking around on my favorite blogs I haven't gotten to visit for a while. The cold wind seems to give me permission this morning. LOL!
I love all your pretty things you create! :)

Susan said...

Hi Leanne your Christmas placemats are fab congrats on another publication. It's my turn to write but bare with me lifes been a bit hectic with uni but I promise I will write to you in the next couple of days. Hugs Susan x:)

Lynda said...

I love seeing your spring garden photos (and then I become so envious). More lovely goodies coming from your sewing room.

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