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November 30 2011 Quilting Newsletter

Knock knock, itís me just popping in to say hello. Where did that week go? I guess itís a slippery slide to the 25th December for those celebrating. Itís going to be quiet at our place this year. Both my children are away, one overseas the other interstate, so it will be Darby and Joan (all alone) this time. Iíve decided on a cold picnic lunch at our dining table.

Here in Brissy, it gets pretty hot and humid at Christmas time, so anything that can reduce the stress suits me fine. Iím going to make some yummy seafood thingies, and some nice cold cuts for he who doesnít eat seafood. More than likely, by about 2:00pm Iíll be getting a little teary for my brood and missing them, but Iím sure Iíll get over it LOL!!

Iím on my way to a full recovery, thanks for all the lovely ladies who contacted me with kind words. Itís so easy to take your working body for granted, and it isnít until you realise the mind is willing but the body has other ideas, that you truly appreciate the body running well. Iíve been appreciating big time this last week.

Because Iíve been laid up, Iíve been coming across all manner of interesting quilty stuff for you and Iíve got a big cache of things for you, which I will drip feed to you over the next few months. This little video is really worth a watch. Not just because itís about Aussie quilters, but the feeling it leaves you with at the finish. I really hope you enjoy this.

Pop over to the forum if youíd like to make a comment. Hereís the link : http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/728153#Post728153

Last Sunday I posted a review on a complimentary DVD I received from Jena Moreno, the acclaimed director of the film Stitched Ė The film. Jena has joined forces with Randall Cook who is a quilter and a professional trainer and they have put together a fantastic DVD on Stretching for Quilters. I hope you find this interesting. Hereís the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art174035.asp

So, onto my goodies for this week. Something for everyone I hope.

http://attemptingaloha.blogspot.com/2011/02/pleated-basket-liner-tutorial.html a pretty basket liner tutorial

http://sewhomegrown.blogspot.com/2011/02/diy-bouquet-for-every-day-bag.html a gorgeous bouquet bag to make Ė itís simply divine!!

http://uklassinus.blogspot.com/2010/11/tis-season-3-button-garland-tutorial.html make a button garland

http://stillparenting.blogspot.com/2011/03/native-american-school-and-homemade.html recycled fabric instructions for making homemade moccasins

http://boutiquenutmegdesigns.blogspot.com/2009/06/pretty-little-purse-pincushion-tutorial.html guess what..... another pincushion.... Surprise!!

http://qfdcreative.com.au/tutorials/phoebe-block-keep-bom-keep-by-cheryl-goss-of-willowberry-des.html block keep to make to store your blocks

http://daisyjanie.typepad.com/daisyjanie/2011/03/how-to-boho-chic-scarf-free-pdf-pattern.html a lovely patchwork scarf that looks very chic

http://buzzingandbumbling.blogspot.com/2010/08/designing-with-bleach.html designing original and unique fabric with bleach

http://www.livingwithpunks.com/2011/06/sys-homage-to-starry-night.html absolutely fabulous - get a load of this!!

Well, thatís all I have for you this week. I do hope this newsletter arrives at a convenient time for you, and that you get a chance to browse through the goodies. Till next week, take care and stay happy.
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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