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November 18 2008 Quilting Newsletter


Hi everyone, it’s the middle of the week again, time for a quick cuppa and a chat. I enjoyed my quickie visit to my daughter and son-in-law last week. The flight is only 90 minutes, so not much time to get any reading done.

They’re both doing fine – both are teachers and suffering the “end of year mania” teachers encounter at this time every year. All those reports, and giving the children an exciting end of the year. But they both love their vocations thank goodness.

I encountered a terrific storm on my flight back home, the plane snuck in under the storm, just prior to the heavens opening. I had to spend one hour with the other passengers, cocooned in the aircraft, on the tarmac whilst the storm passed over head. Lots of damage in the city, particularly to the western suburbs, and today some 30 households have been condemned due to the storm damage. How quickly things can change for us. One minute, all is well, the next…. You never know!! More reason to live for today, let tomorrow worry for itself I say.

I posted an article from the “May I introduce….” Category last week, where I introduce you to Melody Crust. Here’s the link: May I Introduce.... Melody Crust
Melody Crust is a quilter with a personality that is as bright and bubbly as the quilts she creates.
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art4969.asp

There’s been lots of activity on the forum, and the limericks have been very, very good. I challenge those of you who have not been game to have a go, to ditch your procrastination and post your limerick this week.

Here’s the link for you to pop over and see what’s happening: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43

Now, onto your gift for this week. I have a few favorite sites and this one : http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/5872/fict.html is one of them. It’s called the Fictionary and is full of lots of words and definitions that stand for something. Something silly that is. I hope you enjoy the five examples I give you here.

ELBONICS (el bon icks')
n. The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.

LACTOMANGULATION (lak to man gyu lay' shun)
v. Manhandling the "open here" spout on a milk container so badly that one has to resort to the illegal side.

PHONESIA (fo nee' zhuh)
n. The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.

PUPKUS (pup kus')
n. The moist residue left on a window after a dog presses it's nose to it.

THROMBASH
a gathering of trombone players.

That’s all from me for this week. Keep an eye on the website – next Sunday I’m posting the first half of my new Christmas Table Topper instructions – Ringing the Bells Table Topper. I hope you enjoy it!!
Cheerio for now and have fun passing this message along to family and friends, because we all love free knowledge!

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
http://Quilting.bellaonline.com

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