Hello one and all. Itís Judie Bellingham saying hello to you as I deliver your Quilting newsletter for this week. Iím running a little late this week Ė where do the days go? Last time I looked it was Sunday! I guess itís better to be busy that trying to be busy. That certainly can get a bit depressing. I never seem to have nothing to do, and I guess thatís the way I like it.
Our daughter has moved recently and weíve been helping to get her settled. Sheís still in outback Queensland, but in a larger centre this time, with more facilities which is good for her. The best news is that sheís closer to us, and we can only need to travel a few hours to visit her. Weíve already been to visit her once in the past few weeks, and Iíll be heading off again next week. I have some curtains to sew and put up for her.
Iím not a sewer as such; I never really learnt how to sew, put zips in and the like. Iíve only ever really patchworked and quilted. So curtains can be a hassle for me. I tend to use my ďpatchwork problem solvingĒ skills and hopefully thatís enough to get me by. The good news is Ė my daughter is not a sewer at all, so sheís easily impressed with my efforts.
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Last Sunday I posted an article about Quilt Guild Challenges, the pros and cons. Hereís a link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art177256.asp
The forum ticks along for your convenience. Gammy, one of our regular contributors is looking for advice on the French Braid pattern. Iíve never made it, so Iím afraid Iím not much help. Is there anyone out there that can help her? If youíve got anything to say, please pop on the forum and go for it. Hereís the link to that site.
Now, for my little gifties for you this week. Have fun!!
http://heidiinlederhosen.blogspot.com/2011/10/draw-string-pouch-rondo-tutorial.html drawstring pouch - great mug bag
http://www.marthastewart.com/264299/black-apple-doll?rsc=fav_Homepage_Homepage black apple doll Ė a simple pattern great for charity trauma dolls
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2011/10/cross-terrain-quilt.html Cross Terrain quilt pattern from Moda Bake Shop
http://thehappyzombie.com/blog/?p=517 great idea for keeping track of your embroidery threads
http://blog.fabric.com/2011/09/back_to_school_pencil_case.html a one of a kind pencil case for the student in your life
http://sew4home.com/projects/table-linens/1017-thanksgiving-traditions-heirloom-napkins-a-ties-free-spirit-artist-trio-3 the napkins are lovely, but I really like the napkin holders.
http://piecenquilt.blogspot.com/2010/07/modern-baby-quilt-tutorial.html a modern baby quilt tutorial
http://www.fleetingthing.com/handmade/baby-gifts/the-mila-baby-shoe-tutorial/&2_10_12 yes, I do have a baby shoe fetish
http://www.craftycrafty.tv/2011/12/crafty_buy_unravelling_knitted.html not quilting but awesome.......
http://www.westminsterfibers.com/pdf/MiniGigiPincushionPattern.pdf yep, another one, and itís gorgeous!
Well thatís all for now quilters. I do hope this newsletter finds you well and keeping busy. Donít forget to smile at a stranger Ė the results are truly amazing!!
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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