Friday, 28 March 2008

New patterns

Well, we have survived yet another wet and windy Easter camping trip! a few hiccups with a blown tyre and late night doctor visits but all is well...


I am catching up here, trying to get my exhibition quilt finished - only 10 days til deadline, (will show you a pic soon) working on new BOM (will show you a pic of that too soon when I get time)and preparing for the exciting USA trip in only 5 weeks - yikes! Our Booth assignments have arrived and Lynette, Tracey and I are all in a row so it will truly be the Aussie Gals!

In the meantime I have released the last two gathering projects as patterns for all of you to join in the fun now. I know you have had to wait but it is only fair - its so much nicer going to a Gathering when the projects are fresh, new and never seen before. So here are some pics, order online or ask at your local now.

The pics above are on my new covers - what do you think? Not sure if I will still tweak them a little more but it was time to modernise and freshen up my look I thought. Now I just need a new website, blog artwork, about another 200 covers changed over etcetc....

Now my lovely friend and recent student Lorraine Hartley (long known as the Scquilters keeper of the badges) has phoned to say that she has found a great online supplier of the Presencia Finca#16 threads I love to use and have been showing you all recently. They can be purchased at www.stadia.com.au - the finca threads are here - note that the 16 doesnt come in all colours yet.

Also a great online supplier for the Derwent pencils in individual colours are Oxford Art Supplies in Sydney. You can buy tinned sets or individual colours to replace those used in your sets or for that exact colour I have used.

Sorry overseas ladies, although both these places will no doubt post overseas to you they are both in Australia. So for everyone who was desperate to get your hands on some Finca 16 threads and couldnt find them locally, shop shop shop...

Of course beg your local to get them in as they are such beautiful threads to use.

hugs for today, Helen

6 comments:

megz_mum said...

Hi Helen, your projects look beautiful! I am still working my way through my project, nearly done....

Rose said...

Love the new pattern packets Helen!! They are so pretty!! I have just had all of mine redesigned so I know how big a job it is!!
You must be getting excited about your USA trip!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!

cazinau said...

Helen, your link to Tracey didnt work on mine ?? Love your new design covers - just as nice as all your others - ive recently finished "Sprinke Stardust..." stitchery - LOVE IT. Caz

Helen Stubbings said...

woops sorry caz, link fixed now, thanks for letting me know. Your stitchery looks great - peeked on your blog! H

Cyndi Walker said...

Wow - what beautiful work! I just got your email newsletter this morning and just had to stop by for more... :) Nice to meet you - I see you will be at market in Portland. I'll be sure to stop by!

Corinna said...

Love the new pattern cover designs. You have achieved a fresh modern look well.

Thanks for the link about the Derwents - I really need to replace my Black - it's been sharpend down to about 2 inchs.