The postman arrived with something rather lovely yesterday.
It was a magazine.
But not just any magazine.
It was the June issue of Australian Homespun.
And guess who has a pattern featured inside??
I sent it away to Homespun late last year so it was wonderful to have it home again.
When I sketched this design it was with my darling daughters in mind...
...but with each stitch I realised how important this message was for all women.
The pressure from society, media, and even friends and family, to be something other than who we truly are is increasing...
...so I think we need to remind ourselves every day to stop fitting into a mold we don't belong in.
Sweet lady, you're beautiful just as you are.
So honey, trust me, and be yourself.
The pattern is inside this issue...
...which you'll find in your favourite newsagents now if you're in Australia or New Zealand.
For those in other countries you may still be able to find a copy, or go to Zinio (here) where it's available as a digital download.
There's even a chat with me inside...
Let's encourage each other:
Stitch one for yourself, and one for a friend.
Gather together your sewing friends and stitch it together, or maybe you can host a swap?
Stitch this for your precious daughters or granddaughters.
Get the word out.
JUST BE YOURSELF
That's the best person you can be.