Happy New Year everyone, all the hoopla is over for another 11 months or so. I celebrated the New Year yesterday (a little late I know), with four of my quilty/embroidery friends here at my home. We had ďhigh teaĒ or to be more accurate, ďnot so high teaĒ as we werenít perfect ladies the whole time, I must confess. We had a lovely srcummy eat up with ribbon sandwiches, pate, mini quiches, chocolate yummies and the token fruit (to make us feel like weíre doing the right thing!). No alcohol, they were all driving! We didnít need it, we got silly without it!
The best part of the day was debriefing each other on our Christmas experience just past, and the ups and downs of family life. A little bit of hysterical laughter ensued and we all had a good dose of endorphins for the day. I love my friends and the laughter that is sparked off by the silliest of things. Love Ďem.
Iíve been busy posting articles throughout the Christmas holidays and last Sunday I posted my final article reviewing the Quilting Arts TV video Series 1. Do pop over to the article as I also give a link to the website for you to investigate further. I am a subscriber to the Quilting Arts Magazine also, and I get a lot of information from this publication about all manner of things, quilting.
Hereís the link to my article.http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4994.asp
Check out the forum too. Thereís been a lot of chatter over the break, and itís interesting to see if Bellaonline Quilters got their wish lists fulfilled.
Hereís the link:http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
I must apologize to you. Iím not able to send you a newsletter next week. My eldest sister Anthea is undergoing surgery for impacted wisdom teeth and is going to need a nurse for a week or so while she recovers. Thatís me! Iím no nurse, but I can make people laugh! And Iím guessing sheíll be needing a bit of that. Anthea lives in Hobart, Tasmania (yes a long long way away from me). So thatís where Iíll be. So to make up Iíll give you a couple of gifts this week.
Hereís a cute zipper purse for you to make in a trice!!
And for all those Craftaholics amongst us, this might be of use for you. Enjoy!
Welcome to the Bellaonline Quilting website for another year of fun and things to learn and do, I love having you all on board. I do hope this first newsletter for 2009 finds you all well and keeping those fingers busy.
Cheerio for now,
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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