Hugo does love his morning walk and I admit I love it too.
Each morning we enjoy finding and identifying flowers and trees. The Grevillia's are looking lovely at the moment.
What is your cutting mat looking like these days?
If you are using your mat regularly, you probably don't notice how worn it is, so why not treat yourself to a new one?
We have two types/sizes of rotating mats, as well as the regular flat mats.
The same test should be put to your rotary cutter...is it time for a new cutter, or just a new blade?
Buy the blades in packs of 3 and you will be sure to have one on hand next time you find a section of your fabric has not been cut through.
The black non-slip mats that Lynette loves to use when preparing her appliqué are now back in stock.
These are so handy - they roll up to keep in your sewing kit, and can be washed with warm soapy water to bring them back to looking new.
Lynette has been overwhelmed with the very kind comments about her
My Floss Organiser pattern.
Do you have yours yet?
You will see there is a very sweet little scissor charm stitched to the front of the organiser, and we now have these in stock.
Sold in a pack of 3 charms - they would suit any sewing themed stitchery as well.
Also our little wooden My Thread Spools, sold in packs of 10, fit perfectly into the organiser.
Lynette loves Valdani threads for their texture and subtle variation of colour.
She has created a special pack that contains 10yds each of 20 different 6 ply stranded embroidery floss.
These are the colours that Lynette has used throughout her latest book Country Style Quilting and in her new mystery button quilt 'Anderson's Farm' -
and they fit perfectly into your Floss Organiser when wound onto the thread spools.
And finally two NEW feline inspired patterns have just been released by Lynette:
The Cat's Garden
Our cats just love being in the garden -
they love to hide amongst the plants where it’s cool and sheltered, play chase amongst the flowers, climb the trees and find peaceful places to have a nap.
These kitty cats have had a busy day in amongst the flowers and now it’s time to head home for dinner!
Finished Size approx.: 38" x 38"
Happy Family Table Runner
Families come in all sizes and shapes - these two families are perhaps busy getting ready for a special outing!
The mother cats are presenting their partners with their new babies, a very proud moment!
The naughty kitten at the back is definitely trying to get his siblings into trouble.
Finished size approx. 27” x 44”
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New pre-cut shapes and AQC Best Sellers
We are back from our trip to the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne and what a week it was.
Great to catch up with some of our online customers, those who have visited us when holidaying on the Sunshine Coast and to meet new customers.
Just in time for the show we took delivery of packs of "Seeing Stars" - our new pre-cut 1" 6 pointed stars (diamonds).
Each pack contains 100 pieces, cut from 25 prints from a variety of Lynette's fabric ranges.
They are now available online, along with packs of pre-cut papers.
If you have been following Lynette on Facebook you will see how she has started to put some of these together with the pre-cut yarn dye hexagons.
Perhaps you can come up with a new design and send us some photos.
And arriving just this afternoon are our new pre-cut 1/2" and 1" hexagons in a wonderful selection of
mixed yarn dyes - in beautiful reds, greens, browns and blues.
Some of the Best Selling Patterns at the show were...
My Floss Organiser, together with the packs of My Thread Spools
A Dog's Life
Annie's Cottage Pillow
Lynette's latest book, Country Style Quilting, quickly sold out, as did the Scrappy 2 1/2" fabric packs -
50 different fabrics from Lynette's ranges ready for you to start the Hexie Bird Quilt from the book, or just for some scrappy piecing.
The best selling kit was True Neutral - again this kit and pattern sold out at the show but we do have some available online.
The muted tones of this quilt complement just about any type of decor.
And finally, don't forget Mother's Day is just around the corner -
Sunday May 8 in Australia, Europe and North America.
The perfect time for a quilting gift for that special person!
Featured below is the sweet little Spring Ornament named Mother's Love.
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Till next time....
Mini Monday - My Floss Organiser
My Floss Organiser
Where do you keep your embroidery floss?
Look no further...
Lynette has designed this adorable organiser to keep your threads tidy and untangled.
The organiser opens to reveal a little envelope packed for storing packets of needles,
and two appliquéd wool birds will keep your needles in place during your project.
Open the floss organiser further and 24 little packets are waiting to hold your floss.
You can see the thread colour through the clear pockets.
A simple tie holds the organiser together.
It features applique and embroidery, with some machine sewing.
The finished size is approximately:
8 1/2" wide x 5 1/2" high when folded
8 1/2" wide x 14 3/4" high when open
Patterns are now available!
Complete the look with some wooden 'My Thread' spools, available separately.
Are you enjoying Anderson's Farm?
We would love to see your finished blocks!
Share a photo of your completed Anderson's Farm stitchery on your social media profile
with the hashtag #andersonsfarm so we can find and admire it.
If you have seen all the great comments about this mystery button club, and thought you might have missed out - we do have a few places left!
Just complete the attached sign up form on our online listing and return it to us as quickly as possible.
Just a reminder that we are off to Melbourne in the morning to set up for the Australasian Quilt Convention.
If you are in Melbourne from 14 to 17 April, call in to see us at the Royal Exhibition Centre, Carlton Gardens.
We are on Stand #169.
Unfortunately, this means that the store will be closed from
Tuesday 12 April.
We re-open on Monday 18 April.
All orders will be processed on our return to the shop, so please be patient as you wait delivery of your items.
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Pre-Cut Fabric Hexies and Onesies
You will love these
We have just taken delivery of these fabulous packs of laser-cut hexagon fabric shares.
There are two sizes available - 1/2" (pack of 200) and 1" (pack of 100) finished size hexagons, and two different fabric collections -
Lynette's very popular My Heart's at Home, and beautiful cream yarn dyes.
Each pack contains 25 different fabrics.
Papers are not included - these are sold separately.
No more wasting time cutting your fabric - your project will come together so quickly.
Keep watching this space - there could be more shapes to come....
We are dreaming of cooler weather here, which unfortunately has not eventuated. So the onesies are still in the cupboard.
That got us thinking to onesies in the shop...
We have just one kit left of a number of Lynette's designs so get in quick as unfortunately these will not be recut.
Blue Bird Cottage
Lynette's Hollyhock Cottage fabrics have been used to make this gorgeous wall quilt depicting a thatched country cottage -
The kit contains pattern and fabrics to make the quilt top and includes backing fabric.
Finished size approx 40.5" x 49.5"
With this Ring
Commemorate your wedding day, or create a gift for a special family member or friend.
This kit includes the pattern and fabric for the quilt top, as well as the threads you will need.
Tea Cosy Starter Pack
This pack contains fabrics for Lynette's Tea Cosy from her book Stitch It for Autumn which is available separately.
This delightful embroidered quilt can be personalised to suit any family by using the extra people drawings that are included within the pattern.
You won't have to buy a thing to complete the quit top - the kit includes stitchery stabiliser, threads, handprinted button and pre-cut papers and template.
This pack contains fabric from Lynette's Mending Fences range to complete this traditional styled quilt top.
Free pattern included with the fabric pack.
Finished Quilt Size: 81” x 91”
My Home or Yours
This fabric pack contains the fabrics for the applique, the little triangle borders, the nine-patch blocks, the border and the binding
(this pack contains fabrics only and the fabrics vary from the original quilt).
You will need to add:
My Home or Yours pattern Set
Fabric pack only for the quilt Go Wild featured in Lynette's book Country Cottage Quilting (available separately).
Stitch the Day Away UK - 7 and 8 August 2016
For our followers in the UK and Europe, Lynette is pleased to host two workshops this August - Stitch the Day Away UK on Sunday 7 August and Monday 8 August.
Numbers are filling fast, so to ensure your place on one, or both of these days, please complete the attached booking form
and we will send you a Paypal request for the deposit to secure your place.
Australasian Quilt Convention Melbourne and Shop Closure
We are all off to Melbourne next week for the Australasian Quilt Convention at the Royal Exhibition Centre, Carlton Gardens - show open Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 April.
Come and visit us at Stand #169.
We will be open next Monday 11th April, but then closed for the week.
All orders received during that time will be processed on our return to the office on Monday 18 April, so please be patient as you wait for delivery.
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Have a Happy Easter
We had some lovely visitors in the studio/store this week -
Emma and nine week old Eva. Both of them are looking
really well, I took Eva around and showed her the store
and explained that when she got a bit bigger I was going
to enjoy teaching her how to stitch, just like my
grandma taught me.
Here I am with my grannie - don't you just love
the hat I'm wearing! This is the Grannie who
taught me how to use watercolour paints and to embroider -
she also let me visit the people who lived across the road
where I was allowed to ride their donkey, whom I loved.
Here is a cute gypsy caravan being pulled by a donkey
(inspiration from my donkey riding days!), one of the blocks
from 'Your Home or Mine', a sweet 12 part block of the month
quilt where each block shows a different type of home -
be it a gypsy caravan, a windmill or a dog house!
Each of the blocks are surrounded by a tiny triangle border
which I made using the traditional English paper piecing
method and pre-cut papers.
I love this students variation - she used hexagons for her borders, i really like how they look.
This lovely bed sized version came to 'show and tell'
when I was teaching in Madrid a couple of years ago...wow,
it was really lovely, the maker had made some of the blocks
twice and had hand quilted it.
We have a couple fabric packs available in this colour way the and pattern sets available for this quilt.
Many of my childhood memories of growing up in a small
village in the south of England are the basis for my designs
and so it is with much excitement that I announce that I am
'Stitch The Day Away' in the UK later this year.
For those of you who follow me on Facebook and saw the
announcement earlier in the week and have already
booked in - you were so fast - whoo hoo we are going to have a fun time - thank you x
We have prepared an info sheet which includes a
booking form, which
you can download, complete and return to us.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask
and we will do our best to answer.
The long Easter weekend is here and its been lovely and
sunny so far with glorious blue skies that stretch for miles.
While its not Spring here (its Autumn) I do have my 'Spring like'
Easter decorations out, the projects in my book 'Stitch It For Spring' really make my home look pretty.
Another favourite of mine is 'Bunny Garden', I used fabrics from 'My Hearts At Home' for my original sample. You could use an angel delight bundle to make yours, don't forget you need the sweet carrot and snail button pack to complete your 'bunny garden'.
I could ramble on for ages but I have stitching to do!