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February 12 2013 Quilting Newsletter

Good day everyone, Iíve just returned from the gym. Please donít think good of me; Iím a person who absolutely HATES exercise. The only thing that gets me to the gym these days is re-runs of Frasier on the TV. It goes for just on half an hour which is about my energy capacity anyway. I really enjoy watching the telly while Iím walking (it takes my mind off the dreaded exercise thing). What Iíll do when the re-runs have ran, I donít know!! If I could sew and walk on the treadmill at the same time, Iíd be a happy little stitcher!

Anyway, a busy week here. Yesterday I attended the first Queensland Quilters Inc Guild meeting and it was great to catch up with the gals. We had a valuation session as well, and managed to get it done in good time.

Iíve been busy making some baby shoes (you know about my little fetish), for our Sunshine Linus stall at our Open Day in August, but Iíve come to a stop when it comes to the ties. Iím just not sure what to do. Iíve tried ribbon, stitched on the back and along the sides, but Iíd like to make something a little simpler, both to sew on and to use.

The felt ones look pretty, but I canít come up with a closing mechanism. Iíve photographed them and put them on my blog. If youíve got time, pop over to it and see if you can give me some advice. Iíll be very grateful. Hereís the link to my blog: http://whenlifehandsyouscraps.blogspot.com.au/

Last Sunday I posted a collection of links for stitch dictionaries. I am always interested in different stitches and using them in combinations. I am an avid Crazy Patch worker and these online dictionaries always come in handy. Hereís the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art179592.asp

Weíve been enjoying the conversation over at the forum. Have your say too. Hereís the link:

Before I get onto the goodies for this week, Iíd like to thank a reader, Sue who alerted me to the fact that the link to the Blue Velvet Chair blog actually connected to another site without showing the tie quilts as mentioned. My apologies for that. I found another link for using mens ties in quilts, that you might be interested in. Here it is: http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com.au/search?updated-max=2011-06-09T06:18:00-07:00&max-results=20&start=148&by-date=false some interesting tie quilts here

And now for the rest of your links for today:

http://2littlehooligans.blogspot.com/2011/08/round-nesting-baskets-tutorial.html sweet round nesting baskets look great anywhere

http://blog.creativekismet.com/2006/07/03/button-bracelet-tutorial/ I may have had this one before, but itís worth another look

http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-to-make-luggage-handle-cover.html make a personalised luggage handle cover. Anything to make it easier to recognise my luggage in the crush!

http://www.stitchedincolor.com/2011/12/herringbone-block-tutorial.html I like this herringbone tutorial. Great for scraps

http://sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/1028-modas-half-moon-modern-sewing-room-ironing-board-thread-catcher-a-caddy a great idea for the quilters

http://www.gwennypenny.com/2010/10/niblet-biscuit-doll-tutorial.html cute little softies called Niblet and Biscuit

http://melissagoodsell.typepad.com/day_to_day/2011/04/hip-hop-hooray-for-easter-day-1.html cute bunny ears

http://leafytreetopspot.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/whole-lotta-heart-hot-pad-tutorial.html hereís some more heart shaped potholders. (Not the most sexiest Valentineís Day gifts Iíll grant you, but when youíve been married for everÖÖ.LOL)

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2009/04/mouse-pad.html a fabric mouse pad Ė love it.

http://enpundit.com/vice-spoofs-anne-geddes-by-photographing-adults-instead-of-babies-in-her-signature-style/ Not quilting I know, but if you like Anne Geddes Ė you may not like this!!

Sorry about the last one, that little monster inside me made me do it! Thatís all from me this week, hope this newsletter finds you all well and getting on with your busy lives. Take some time to smell the roses, or at least weed a patch of garden!

Here's my email if you'd like to be in touch: quilting@bellaonline.com

Cheerio till next week,

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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