Hi Everyone!

This time next week, we will be in Melbourne, and this is our last “away” show for the year, so we can relax a little and get stuck into some more new projects when we return! I hope the winter is treating you kindly wherever you live, and that summer is not too hot if you are in the northern hemisphere. We are having the most deliciously cold, clear nights, with lots of snuggling under the blankets, and some very good sleeps! The days are glorious: beautiful blue skies, crystal clear mornings, the most amazing sunrises and sunsets, and the pleasure of sitting out on the verandah in the sun during the day is worth bottling! If only we had time to do more of this!

http://faeriesinmygarden.allthingsquilting.com.au/wp-content/blogs.dir/11/files/2010/11/love-among-the-roses-2.pngWe have some very good news! Our newest Block of the Month, “Love Among the Roses” was completely sold out after just a few short months of its debut, and we had many disappointed people who were hoping to sign up for the Block of the Month or to buy the kit. However, much to our delight, last Friday, one of our suppliers came good with very healthy supplies of all of the main fabrics for this deign (except for the pink), so we have now opened up a good swag of new places for BOMs and kits in exactly these fabrics, with just a substitute for the pink. Rest assured, I will be sourcing an equally beautiful fabric to do this job, as I am very choosey about the fabrics for my kits and BOMs, so, if you want to be one of the people assured of getting this project in these fabrics, now is the time to put your name on the dotted line. Just since we received the fabrics on Friday, we have had five new people put up their hands to do it, so these new places will be filled quite quickly. I will have this quilt at the Melbourne show this coming week, so you have the chance to sign up beforehand if you wish. Here is the link to this page on the website: http://www.faeriesinmygarden.com.au/Block-of-the-Month/279/

http://faeriesinmygarden.allthingsquilting.com.au/wp-content/blogs.dir/11/files/2010/11/Romance-of-the-roses-2.pngOur sequel to this quilt is the light and pretty version “Romance of the Roses”. I am powering along with stitching the hearts for this one, and will have all of the hearts that I have stitched so far to show you at the Melbourne show (Stand A24). This one will have a completely different look and flavour to the original, and the layout is different as well. More variety of fabric, and the softest, prettiest border, with large roses and ribbons. Here is a photo of some of the hearts completed so far, and here is the link to this page on the website:

We are taking expressions of interest in this BOM and kit, and already have half of our quota filled. Email us with the subject line “Romance of the Roses” if you would like your name to be added to this list, and we will contact you when the quilt is finished, to see if you would like to go ahead:

http://faeriesinmygarden.allthingsquilting.com.au/wp-content/blogs.dir/11/files/2010/11/the-needlewomans-cottage.pngWe will be sending out our sixth *Gift of the Month* project next week or the following week. Those who were not in the club last year will receive “The Needlewoman’s Cottage”, as promised, and those who are continuing members will receive a brand new project of equal standing to the cottage. We have all worked long and hard on this one, so I hope you like it when you open your exciting package! I can’t show you a photo in this newsletter, as it is a surprise for our members, but I will be posting a photo on our website, as soon as we have sent it out. We have four more lovely projects in store for current members this year, and all projects, except for perhaps one, will be first release designs next year, as has been the case in the two years we have been running this wonderful club. We have opened up the books for this club for 2011, and already places are beginning to fill. For those current members who would like to renew, we are offering a very special bonus if you renew your membership before the end of this year. We will keep you posted on this as time unfolds, and anyone who has already renewed will automatically qualify for this bonus. Here is the page on the website if you wish to renew or to join now:

You are very welcome to join, and experience the fun of receiving mystery parcels, all of which are way below their normal retail price.

http://faeriesinmygarden.allthingsquilting.com.au/wp-content/blogs.dir/11/files/2010/11/gift-of-the-month.pngFor those who are not members, we will be releasing all of the projects from this year, in September/October, fabric stocks permitting. Already we have a waiting list for Rosie’s Carpet Bag. It will be available for $79 + $10 P&H while we have kits. If you wish to add your name to this waiting list, you can do so by emailing us, with the subject line “Waiting List for Rosie’s Carpet Bag”:

Our members received this project for just $39 this year instead of $79. We have a limited number of kits available, in burgundy and plum.

http://faeriesinmygarden.allthingsquilting.com.au/wp-content/blogs.dir/11/files/2010/11/sweet-cherub.pngFor our little ones, we have a brand new kit in beautiful flannels. It is an older design, and is a lovely one to make for a newborn baby, especially if you don’t know ahead whether the baby will be a boy or a girl. You can quietly stitch it up, and have it ready to present to the new Mum once her little one has entered the world. The quilt is called “Sweet Cherub”, and the new fabrics are from a Nancy Halvoorsen range of gorgeous flannels, in green, lemon, with just a hint of pink and blue to tease! Here is a photo of the quilt in the original fabrics (not the new flannels). The original fabrics have sold out, but the new ones are just as lovely, and have the added bonus of being flannel for snugly warmth.

http://www.faeriesinmygarden.com.au/Babies-and-Children/31/ These kits will be on sale at the show, and are available now on the website.

If you like a more zany look for your little one, we have just cut more kits in our latest design, “Under a Mushroom”. This is a bright and pretty quilt, that can double as a play mat, as it is quite large, and will be a source of interest to a little one who is just exploring his world. Here is the link to the site for ordering:

Of special interest to those who love embroidery is our pretty tote “Angel Cake Tote Bag”. This gives you the opportunity to indulge your passion and create a pretty and practical item at the same time. Kits are available in this design, and we also have a needle book to match if you want to have the matching set. We provide extras such as the angel charms, threads, and silk ribbon. These are detailed on the website:

We hope to see you at the show next week – our stand is A24, and we will have all of our latest designs on display for you to see close-up. In the meantime, and for those who can’t make it to Melbourne, all of the new patterns, kits and BOMs are now available for order, so that you can beat the rush at the show.

Until next time,

Happy Stitching. Lesley & Kevin . July 2010