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November 7 2012 Quilting Newsletter

Hi all how are you today? I hope this newsletter arrives at a convenient time for you. I particularly want to let my east coast of America readers know that you are in my thoughts. I was watching TV tonight, and the coverage of the election in the US, and was surprised to hear that so many people are still without power. I canít imagine how you are managing, but I want you to know that everyone is praying for you and hoping that you have the strength and patience to cope with your terrible tragedy.

Iíve had a cleanup in my sewing room. Of course that means that now 1. I canít find anything and 2. I donít want to do anything to mess it up. I seem to go through a sort of tidal system in my room.

High tide is depicted by stuff everywhere, overflowing drawers and cupboards, boxes that have lids that donít shut and a cutting table that is completely immersed in fabrics, patterns, cutting rulers and pens.

Low tide is where everything is away. Not necessarily in its place, in fact, rarely ever in its place. But away, out of sight. I like to kid myself that itís tidy! I can put up with low tide for about 3 days. Then something happens and Iím in a frenzy. Before I know it, itís high tide again, and Iím drowning in fabric but in heaven and creating like crazy!! Why canít I be like my darling husband?

DH is very organised; everything has its place, neatly set shelving and cupboards that shut at the first attempt. He can lay his hands on anything he is looking for, all silent and calm and without the usual cacophony of words that come from me when Iím searching for something in my cave. Iím drawn to computer blogs that talk about organising your crafting area, and I read and am inspired, but day in day out, the tide goes in, the tide goes out. Please, please , assure me Iím not alone!! LOL

Last Sunday I posted an article describing a Quilt Open day I attended recently. It was a lot of fun and I thought some quilt groups might be interested in the concept of an Open Day. Anyway, if youíre interested hereís the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178511.asp

Iíve got some goodies for you this week that are a real mix of interests. Have fun with these!

http://blog.patsloan.com/2010/02/index.html a very cute pincushion

http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/2011/12/oven-mitt.html cupcakes oven mitt

http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com/2011/11/waterproof-fabric-shower-cap-tutorial.html waterproof shower cap

http://www.designsbyloftcreations.com/2011/11/blogger-bom-quilt-along.html a terrific little block tutorial

http://piecenquilt.blogspot.com/2010/01/lamore-ebello-wall-hainging-tutorial.html wall hanging to make - very chic

http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/2007/11/ears-to-your-el.html I have a baby shoe fetish, arenít these cute?

http://karensquilting.com/blog/2012/08/helpful-hint/ a great tip for quilters who use a design wall.

https://sew4home.com/tips-resources/buying-guide/romantic-bedroom-retreat-rowan-freespirit-fabrics-specialty-feet-and some interesting info on different sewing feet for your sewing machine

http://www.mesewcrazy.com/2011/01/show-and-tell-rabbit.html a bunny softie to make

Well, dear readers thatís all from me this week. I hope you are getting along OK and that you are able to get a little time to do what you love most.
Until next week, cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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