Hello one and all from all over the world. Itís the middle of the week and another chance to pop in and say hello to you. Iíve just returned from a week holidaying in Cairns, to see my daughter and play tourist for a bit. We had a splendid time, the weather was fine but very humid, and the accommodation comfortable and handy to everything we needed.
Itís a beautiful spot where we stayed (Palm Cove), but at this time of year there is the problem of marine stingers, and itís not advisable to swim unprotected in the waters. There are sections of the beach that have stinger protection, so it can be almost 100% safe. Luckily our unit complex had a really lovely swimming pool, so we made the most of that.
We had a chance to catch up with the new addition to the family Ė another chocolate Lab, this one is a puppy and called Wilbur. Heís a little ball of mischief and the older Lab, Cadbury has the patience of a saint with Wilbur. They are becoming great mates and are virtually inseparable.
It was lovely to spend time with my daughter and catch up on all the news. It was also lovely to arrive home safe and sound, and be enjoying my own bed once more!
Last week I posted another great poem by Jenny Riley (with her permission) and itís a goodie. Itís all about dyeing fabric and the fun and games we can have. Hereís the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art181971.asp
All quiet on the forum front Ė have you got anything youíd like to ask? Or Say? Itís your forum Ė have a go and talk with other quilters. Hereís the link:
Whilst away, I spent a bit of time surfing the net (while watching the surf!), and came across the following goodies for you. I hope you enjoy them.
http://www.dontcallmebetsy.com/2012/10/cathedral-star-block-tutorial.html a cathedral star block
http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2012/08/tutorial-journal-covers.html how to cover journals for your friends. A dear friend made one for me recently and I just LOVE it! Thankyou Leone!
http://homeofhomemadetreasures.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/handmade-horse.html a horsey softie for someone special
http://georginagiles.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/tutorial-hot-water-bottle-cover/ hereís a use for your favourite flannies, that you canít bear to throw out
http://www.craftbuds.com/car-trash-bag-reusable-lunch-bag/ reusable trash bag for your car
http://www.positivelysplendid.com/2013/07/see-through-zipper-pouches.html? Zipper pouches to make for those who have treasure!
http://www.simplesimonandco.com/2013/07/skirting-issue-doll-pattern.html pretty doll to make for charity
http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/tool-time-tuesdaystoring-quilt-rulers.html great storage ideas for quilt rulers
a cute mousy pincushion to make
Thatís all for this week folks. I do hope this newsletter finds you well and with a little spare time on your hands. Stay well and Iíll talk again with you next week.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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