Knock Knock, itís Judie B saying hello. How are things at your place I wonder? I do hope all is well and that youíre getting a bit of time to spend on yourself. One of my favourite quotes about making time for yourself is attributed to John Dryden, an English poet born in the 1600ís. Boy, did he ever have an insight way ahead of his time.
He said, ďTime is the most valuable coin in your life. You and you alone will determine how that coin will be spent. Be careful that you don't let other people spend it for you.Ē Nothing more to say, me thinks.
I am in a ďpondering my navelĒ kind of mood today. I think itís because Iíve hit a lull in my quilt making. I have finished the hand quilted appliquťd quilt, and Iím very pleased with the outcome. I need to take it with me to a retreat Iím teaching at in June.
My hexagon quilt is almost completely hand quilted (Iím quilting them individually), so it will soon be time for me to work out how Iím going to put the jolly things together. Now, thatís going to be a challenge.
And Iíve stopped working on my blue and white quilt for the moment. I found that if I didnít keep working on it, my stitching wasnít as neat. So Iím saving that up for when I have completed the others and I can focus solely on reverse appliquť. (hopefully soon, as Iím itching to get back to it).
Last Sunday I wrote an article about Storing your Fabric Stash. I do get asked a lot about the optimum ways of storing our precious stashes. So hereís the link to that article if youíre interested: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art176103.asp
Keep the forum in mind, if you want to contribute to a subject. Hereís the link to the forum: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/forums/43/1/Quilting
So onto my goodies for this week. Have fun!
http://www.incrediblethings.com/art-design/no-diving-dumpster-pools/ not quilty but interesting just the same
http://laurathoughts81.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-up-magnet-board.html not quilting, but if youíve got the space in your bathroom or wardrobe, this is brilliant
http://www.farbstoff-bridge.blogspot.com/p/quilt-along.html a simple quilt tutorial
http://carterquilter.wordpress.com/ hereís a very nice quilt site and lots of free downloads
http://www.stampington.com/shoppe/POTW/projects/2012-01-13.html yep another one, this one comes courtesy of Meredith. (You see, I have lovely readers who ďenableĒ my pincushion fetish!!).
http://www.the-red-kitchen.com/2012/01/eye-mask-free-pattern-tutorial.html a simple eye mask that is simple to make and lovely to give
http://www.littlebluebell.com/2012/02/no-template-double-hourglass-block.html double hour glass block tutorial
Well, I must away. Iíll pop in again next week, until then,
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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