Sunday, February 27, 2011

New Stitch Along Quilt project with Homespun Magazine

There's not long to wait now until my new Stitch Along Quilt project with Homespun magazine is officially launched. Some of you will remember the blog post and sneak pics of this quilt project a few months ago. For those of you who missed it here is the link:

Starting in Homepsun Vol 12 No4 in April, readers will be invited to come on a stitching journey. The first stitchery "A Faithful Friend"  (which is the centre block of this quilt) will be published in this issue. Then from May a free stitchery pattern will be featured each week on the Homespun website.

Don't worry if you are an international reader, I will have  a special link letting you know how you can order this issue of Homespun magazine.

All you will have to do is log on to each Wednesday to download the next pattern. There are 19 stitcheries to enjoy as well as the instructions for the quilt. And I should mention that all pattern downloads are FREE!!!!!!

So don't miss this amazing opportunity.

 At present my lounge is piled high with bolts of fabric ready to be cut up for this special quilt project. Here are a few. Aren't they yummy?

I will be offering a complete fabric and thread kit for this Stitch Along Quilt project which will be available via the Stitching Cow website, more details about that soon.

I'm very excited to be able to share this Stitch Along Quilt project with you, and look forward to you coming on the journey with me.

Warmly Lenna

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sew It All Magazine Projects

This month I am very excited to have three of my original designs in Sew It All Magazine.
Sew it All is a popular craft magazine based in the United States that showcases all manner of sewing projects for sewing enthusiasts. Clothing, bags, accessories it seems to have something for everyone, from the beginner to more advanced.

My projects include this cute little pin cushion, made from some of my favorite designer fabrics.

A fabric journal cover which includes a cute little bird amongst the branches.

And a business card holder to match

I even have my pic included amongst the "talented experts" feature on page 7!!!! Can you find me?

If any of these projects take your fancy, be sure to grab a copy of the February issue of Sew it All magazine.
Until next time, happy sewing!
Warmly Lenna

Monday, February 7, 2011

Help I've lost my Mojo!!!!

Help I've lost my Mojo.

I never thought it would happen but I think it has.

Do you know what it means to have lost your Mojo? If so perhaps you can help.

I looked up the work Mojo on and it told me that:

"Mojo means "finding the magic in what we do". To have "lost your mojo", refers to a loss of inspiration or creative genius; a loss of that special spark. The word has been around for almost 100 years, one source cites its use to as early as 1926"

So it would seem that people have had this problem for a while, it's not a modern day thing.

I am going to admit to you that I had not picked up a needle for almost 3 months.I have not folded and refolded fabric just for the thrill of it nor have I given the sewing machine a whirl. This even shocks me more as I write this down. Up until now I think I have been in denial.But now I need to sort this thing out.

The problem started when my family and I decided to spend this Christmas in Italy. The trip was wonderful, magical and simply amazing. We spent almost 2 months there.
Now that we are back home I feel like a little boat adrift. Glad to be home yet feeling a tad listless. Is this normal?

Anyway I thought that you may be able to help by making some suggestions for my fast recovery.

Warmly Lenna


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