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February 6 2013 Quilting Newsletter

Good morning all, itís Wednesday again and I hope you can find some time to pour yourself a cuppa and sit and have a quick catch up.

I love my cups of tea, I probably have 4 day, and each and everyone is savoured. My darling likes tea in a pot using tea leaves and so we have a pot after each meal. But during the day, I just have a tea bag and I enjoy it just the same as a pot. Iím no tea purist; I just know that it makes a difference to my mood.

I donít drink coffee at all, never have. Although I love the smell, canít stand the bitterness of the taste. When I was a young lassie in high school, I worked part time at a cafť. I learnt how to make cappuccinos and was told that I made a good coffee. Alas, as much as I tried I couldnít stand the taste.

Funny isnít it, how each of us has different tastes to others. I often wonder why I dislike the taste of coffee, yet my sister hates the taste of bananas and a friend canít stand the taste of popcorn! I guess this just highlights that even though we all belong to the human race, each one of the 7 billion souls living on this planet is unique. (Goodness, donít know what started that navel gazing Ė I think I need a cuppa!!).

Last week I went surfing and posted an article with links to lots and lots of tutorials and videos about Machine Quilting. Thereís a bucket load of stuff on the web, and Iíve really only scratched the surface. Iíve tried to be succinct on my descriptions to help you as you browse. Hereís the link:

Lots of chat on the forum this week, Iím really starting to enjoy the conversations weíre having. Hereís a link to the forums if youíd like to join us. Remember, you can start a topic off if you wish; I just moderate things as we go along, and unless you choose something that is completely off topic, it will be most welcome on the quilting forum. Hereís the link:

So, onto my offerings for this week. Lots of interesting stuff, and thanks so those that have sent in ideas for links. I really do appreciate it. Have fun!

http://www.fandominstitches.com/ a fantastic BOM for 2013 Ė all about the Lord of the Rings. (Thanks Bonnie)

http://www.sew-much-ado.com/2010/12/little-apron-free-pattern-and-tutorial.html for the littlies when they are supa chefs!

http://www.forgottenbookmarks.com/search/label/Bookmark OK, this really proves Iíve got too much time on my hands. Ever left a bookmark in a borrowed book? Well, looky here!!

http://www.designsbyfee.com/2010/05/shabby-gloves-tutorial.html love these chic glamma gloves

http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com/2008/02/28/fabric-stash-organization-and-tutorial/ fabric stash organisation

http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com.au/2012/10/thrifty-thursdayplacemat-sewing-caddy.html and the winner is.......... A great tutorial me thinks

http://www.noodle-head.com/2012/09/travel-handmade-toothbrush-toothpaste.html a great idea for classy travel

http://www.u-createcrafts.com/2012/09/embroidery-hoop-pin-cushion-tutorial-by.html I like this little pincushion Ė very creative

http://blog.shopmartingale.com/crochet-knitting/tips-for-ergonomic-knitting/ hereís some medical advice for knitters and crocheters who tend to over stitch!!

http://helpinglittlehands.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/jigsaw-puzzle-baby-quilt-free-pattern.html just love this jigsaw quilt for baby

http://bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/diy-inspiration-recycled-ties.html lots of uses for recycled ties

http://boredandcrafty.com/?p=5341 we have lots of student musicians out there Ė could make a great gift!

Well, dear quilters, I must away and get on with my busy day. Iím out all day today Ė stitching and playing Mah-jong with a friend this morning and then my Sisters of Stitch group in the afternoon. Sure, itís all play today, but tomorrow I dust!!

If youíd like to be in touch, hereís my email: quilting@bellaonline.com
Speak with you next week, till then, stay well and take care,
Cheerio for now

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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