Saturday, April 26, 2014

Free May Calendar

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. Ours was lovely and very relaxed. This year has been incredibly busy so we needed the break to recharge and regroup as a family: lots of cooking, board games, movies and reading and lots of yummy chocolate :)
So with April almost done and dusted, it's time for your free May Calendar:
This months featured photo is the Chrysanthemum, our traditional Mothers Day flower. In Australia Mothers Day will be celebrated on May 11.
When I was young, it was traditional for men (and children) to wear a chrysanthemum on their lapel on Mothers Day, as a sign of respect for their mothers and grandmothers but it seems to be a long forgotten tradition in our modern life.
I think the quote I have chosen for this month is a lovely tribute of those wonderful women in our lives, who nurture and shape us into the people we are today.
To download this months calendar, just go HERE.
My third ezine is ready and will be released sometime during the week of May 5th and I'm sure you are going to love this issue. I'm also (finally) quilting my new design Fairground:
I'm having a lot of fun with this free motion flower, its quilting up lovely. Its slow going at the moment, as I'm still trying to get the hang of it, but hopefully the quilt will be finished and released early May :)
Back to it :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Issue Three Preview

I'm in the midst of finishing projects, writing patterns/recipes, taking photos and adding all those special little extras for Issue Three of the Threadbare Ezine (June/July). My aim from the beginning was to make all the projects quick and easy, stash friendly and practical and I love how I'm slowly culling my own stash as I work:
I purchased these "Hello Betty" fabrics back in 2009 and over time they made their way to the back of my fabric cupboard. Now they have their chance to shine in this next issue. Here's a little sneak peek of one of the projects:
I really love this set of three projects; they are very pretty and very practical.
July marks the eighth birthday of my little business so it was a great chance for me to include a section on celebrating birthdays and it will include four lovely projects:
I've had lots of fun with these and they will definitely be a much loved addition to our birthday celebrations.
I decided to include a quilt pattern (single bed size) in this issue; you couldn't have Winter Solstice without something to snuggle under right?
Basting commenced on Saturday and quilting began today:
Its quilting up lovely and I'm so happy to finally have these Simple Abundance fabrics into a quilt, they too had been hiding in the fabric cupboard for far too long.
Issue Three is due out early May and I cant wait to share all the lovely projects with you :)
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