Hi there Bellaonline quilters, itís just me popping in to say hello and bring some quilting news your way.
Well, itís official. I can now find things in my sewing room!! After moving here in August, itís taken me this long to get the rest of the house sorted and now Iíve had some time to spend on my little cave and Iím so excited. For a while there I could find nothing Ė I hadnít taken the time to find a place for everything. But that nightmare is over and Iím now feeling ready to get busy quilting again. Itís a great feeling at last to be feeling at ďhomeĒ with my sewing stuff!
I mentioned previously that Iím having my three sisters here for Christmas this year and so Iím busy making gifts for them. We donít often swap presents because of the distances between us, but having them here in my own patch means I can make stuff for them. So Iíve got a couple of gorgeous things lined up waiting to be created. Iím in heaven!!
Last Sunday I posted an article listing gift ideas for quilters. I often get emails from partners of crafters who would like to know what the latest gadget is, or what would be best for their crafting loved one. So Iíve made a list and posted half of it last week, and will post the remainder of the list this week. Hereís the link to the first part of the list:
Iíve also asked that question on the forum. Pop over to the link: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/642845#Post642845 and post your ideas.
Iíve been busy on the web finding all sorts of yummy things for you this week. Hope you can use some of them:
http://weefolkart.com/content/camera-strap-fabric-sleeve an original camera strap sleeve for you to create
http://kellyrachel.com/blog/2010/08/05/make-a-bag-sew-along-teeny-tiny-tote-tutorial/ a lovely tutorial for a teeny tiny tote for that special something
http://karicorsi.blogspot.com/2010/07/buttoned-monogram-pillow.html a buttoned monogram pillow
http://pm-betweenthelines.blogspot.com/2009/09/water-bottle-holder.html water bottle holder
http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-make-travel-first-aid-kit.html love this Ė a travel first aid kit
http://miss-print.blogspot.com/2010/07/tutorial-pieced-centre-string-quilt.html a lovely tutorial for another stringed pieced quilt
http://www.tackyliving.com/article.php?id=121 the most gorgeous baby shoes
Well, dear friends, Iím off to get ready for my Sisters of Stitch gathering. Hope you are well and enjoying the build up to Christmas.
If Christmas is not your thing:- Take heart!! it will be over soon, take ten deep breaths Ö.1Ö.2Ö.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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