Hello everyone, my sincere apologies for being sooo late with this newsletter Ė best laid plans and all that. I attended a two day needlework class on Wednesday and Thursday and had planned to get the newsletter done and dusted on the Wednesday night.
Of course I didnít factor into consideration that I might have some needlework homework to do over the night break, and found myself working like the clappers getting the stitching done in time for the next class on Thursday. I stitched until my eyes popped out, and then crashed into bed for a few hours.
Anyway, after two great days of classes, Iím back to my usual modus operandi and so hereís the newsletter Ė better late than never. Iíll keep things short and just hope that my email finds you all well and finding some time to do a little quilting yourselves.
My article that I wrote last week was after a request from a reader regarding the Memory Bags we are making for a local Bereavement Association for Still born tragedies. Iíve included the PDF for the pattern for those interested. Hereís the link to the article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art183200.asp
I might take this opportunity to remind you that the quilt forum is available for those who would like to communicate to other readers Ė but it is not available for advertising your business or commercial interests. Hereís the link for the forum: http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=43
And so onto my little pressies for you this week. Enjoy!
http://www.mommybydaycrafterbynight.com/2012/05/salt-air-lattice-quilt.html a gorgeous lattice quilt tutorial
http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com.au/p/quilts-made-with-triangles.html triangles make great quilts
http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabric-covered-sewing-pattern-weights/ If youíre into sewing clothing youíll love these pattern weights Ė very chic
http://www.homespun-threads.com/hp_zencart/download/drawstringbag.pdf a simple lined draw string bag
http://www.number-2-pencil.com/2013/03/27/stenciled-tea-towels/ handmade stencilled tea towels from No2 Pencil blog
http://sosewsomething.com/2010/07/30/fabric-covered-necklace-take-2/ these are making a comeback Ė great for using up scraps
http://awesomesauceasshattery.com/2014/04/05/the-stupendous-socktopus/ sockpus? Yes a sockpus!
http://www.downgrapevinelane.com/2014/03/tutorial-strawberry-pincushion.html a strawberry pincushion Ė very pretty
http://artfabrik.blogspot.com.au/p/thread-u-cation.html all about threads!
http://badskirt.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/piece-by-piece.html if you like jigsaws and quilting this will be your idea of heaven
Thatís all Iíve got for you this week. Will pop in to say hello again next week.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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