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New Needle Book...

Today I would like to show you Lynette's new Garden Gnome Needle book and McGnome Button. Lynette has been away in Melbourne at the Australian Quilt Market.... that's why you haven't heard from her over the weekend and today she is exhausted after a very busy show, meeting and greeting lots of lovely people.

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This very cute needlebook uses Lynette's new Secret Garden fabric collection which will be in stores soon. It also features our new Gnome button... he is so handsome.

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We have a pattern and button to give away to one lucky blogger... please leave Lynette a comment for your chance to win.

Congratulations to Lee Pullen, you have won the pattern and button give away... be watching your inbox for my email.


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Join the fun, free pattern...

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Join the fun and Celebrate Christmas with me and 36 other designers. There are 36 x 12" blocks to collect and they are free... here is my contribution to your collection.

Merry Chrsitmas Block

I have done a very simple pieced block which my book says is called Balkan Puzzle, it was an easy block to put together. For the 6" centre square I have stitched a rather tasty looking Christmas pudding (which reminds me I really should get on make the christmas pudding) with a peaceful dove on the top who is waving her Merry Christmas' ribbon in the air.

Download Merry Christmas DL Pattern

There are lots of good deals offerend along with the free blocks, to see what bargains could be yours visit here.

Want to read more about me...look here

Our Celebrate Christmas offer is that with the use of the word pudding  at checkout you can get 10% discount here, have fun shopping x x

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Are you a member?

If you are a member of the LAPC (my pdf pattern club) then its only 10 days-ish until your next pattern arrives in your inbox...if your not a member yet then its not too late to join. For just one payment of $35 you will get four patterns that are exclusive to club members.

The first pattern can be delivered straight awayand then number two will come early dec, then March 2012 and June 2012.

Plus you get a 10%discount code to use when shopping in my little online store for the whole year...


 I did some drawings for the December project and then changed my mind... typical of me...you will have to be patient to see what the finished project is going to be, inmy opinion its really really nice but I am not sure if my opinion counts.

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Hope your looking forward to it. If you are feeling left out and want to join the club, you can do it here.

New puppy block of the month...

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My new block of the month 'A Dog's Life' is now ready. 

The quilt is approx. size 46 x 42"(117cm x 106cm) and is my new 4 part block of the month, this fun quilt introduces some of Hugo's new doggie friends. Jet (the black dog) belongs to one of my sons, Beau the brown Labrador belongs to my mum and dad and Rosie, a very much loved poodle from my past. I am so excited about how this quilt looks, designed with animal lovers in mind I have used subtle dirty colours which would also make it ideal for a boy. I have combined fusible appliqué, simple embroidery, piecing and of course some of my favourite yo-yo's.

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These shops have the patterns available to purchase:

Antique Angel - Gerrards Cross, UK (running as a BOM with fabrics, order now)

Aztec Rose Crea & Hobby - The Netherlands

Care2Create - WA, Australia

Chacom Pano Patchwork - Brazil

Creative Patches & Sewing - CA,  USA

Cross Patch - Cumbria, UK

Fabric Patch - QLD, Australia

Kindred Spirits Quilt Shop -  WI, USA

Northern Quilts -  Norway

Petra Prins Patchwork and Quilting - The Netherlands

Pina Lapina - Spain

Pumpkin Patch Primitives - NH, USA

Quilters' Den - Morden, Canada

Quiltz - OR, USA

The Dog Box -  New Zealand

The Fat Quarters - UK

The Patchwork Angel - QLD, Australia

Tranquility Crafts - VIC, Australia (starting FEB/MAR)

True Friends - Brazil

Village Fabrics & Needlecraft - New Zealand


I also have one set of patterns to giveaway to one very lucky blogger, please leave me a comment for your chance to win...

Congratulations to Helma.... you have won a set of A Dog's Life patterns. Be watching your inbox for my email. Thank you to everyone that left me a message.

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Mums busy....

Hugo is really wondering what I am doing...today has been filled with drawing, colouring and playing on the computer while we try to create some exciting new product ideas.


Did you notice Hugo's lovely new bandana? Its from my new fabricc collection 'Secret Garden' which will be arriving in stores from next month.

back soon

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Christmas Fun...

Its time for me to reveal the gorgeously cute 'Christmas Fun' quilt from my button club. Here is my completed one and I love it, the girls have had it hanging on the office wall for the past 8 months and will never tire of it.

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Its been fun seeing some of the speedy stitchers who have also completed thier quilts. 

Liebe Grüße Annerose Majer  Christmas Fun

Liebe Grüße Annerose Majer

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The Country Yard, New Zealand

If you would like to make your own Chrsitmas Fun Quilt (approx. finished size 23" x 32") visit my online shop where we have a very limited number of button sets available.

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Quilt Aid 2011...

Many invitations arrive in my inbox asking me to make anything from a single block to a larger project, sometimes its for a magazine and sometimes its for a charity. Its so hard to decide which ones and how many to do each year and still leave myself design time for my pattern line. Since this is how I pay my way in the world, design time for my pattern line is, I am sure you will agree, essential.

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6 designers and I am one of them have had the honour of designing a block for Quilt Aid 2011, my cute little block is called "Pixie Quilt Shoppe'. I love blocks with a sewing theme as I guess we all do! As you can see one of the pixies is carrying her sewing machine, perhaps she is coming to the shoppe for her first class. 

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A portion of the monies raised from the sale of the patterns will go to The Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital. To find out more about this amazing place and by simply buying these quilt block patterns see how you can help women who are not so lucky as most of us, so please visit here.

Are you ready to sign up now?? Here are  the websites for each region...

www.quiltaid.com.au – for Australia

www.quiltaidusa.com – for USA and Canada

www.quiltaideurope.com – For Europe and the UK

Visit your regions website to order your blocks today! 

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This and that...

Hugo was exhausted after our morning walk, its getting warmer as summer approaches, Felix is standing guard as he rests on the cool tiles. 


I forgot to tell you that the pattern for these two adorable pincushions is ready, in the pattern you get the instructions for both designs (beehive and birdhouse) and two of my specially designed giant flower buttons.

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I was a very good girl and didnt buy much fabric when I was in Houston, my suitcases were already over full on the journey there so I knew I had to be strong willed or pay the price coming home with overweight suitcases! However.... I was lucky enought to be diagonally opposite the lovely Terri from Whimsicals, who sweetly gave me a bundle of her new collection 'Heartstrings' which of course I managed to fit into my suitcase. 


I love the name of the collection and the prints are really nice, thank you Terri they are very inspiring fabrics (can you hear my pencil as its races away on the paper as if with a mind of its own!)


We Emma has been busy loading some of the other new patterns into our shop and you can now buy the pattern for the gorgeous 'The Orange Tree' pillow, we have included the beautiful handpainted wheelbarrow button in the pack as I know you will want/need it.

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The pattern with button for 'Sunshine and Flowers' is also in the shop.

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Both these pillows will make it feel like summer has arrived in your home, or why not make one as a gift for a good freind. 

So come on lets Go Shopping Now

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