Hello everyone, itís only been two weeks since I wrote, but it seems much longer than that for me! My husband and I travelled out bush to see our daughter and her husband. We had a great trip and of course it was lovely seeing our family and very hard to say goodbye. They are doing a marvellous job teaching in their community and I take my hat off to teachers everywhere for the fantastic job they undertake. We spent a few days at the beach, just walking and sleeping and eating, eating and did I mention eating?
On our return, we packed up our things and moved to another house, only 4kms away (about 10 minutes driving time), and Iím happy to say we are now at our new home, all be it surrounded by boxes, boxes and more boxes. My darling just says, if you get bored, open a box. People ask if weíve downsized, but I like to say resized! Both of us have hobby interests and we need a bit of extra space to pursue them. I think the next move will be the downsize, hopefully not for lots of years yet.
The best thing about the agony of moving, is that I now have my own sewing studio, and a separate study. How spoilt am I? I count my blessings every day for my wonderful lifestyle.
While I was away, I posted a couple of interesting articles on my quilting site. The first was a review for a great patchwork book making quilts using Jelly Rolls. Hereís the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art3153.asp
The other article was a collection of free and not so free patterns and blocks for the Traditional and not so traditional Log Cabin Block. Hereís the link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art10165.asp
Well, my dear quilting friends, youíve waited long enough for my little gifts, and for a special treat, Iíll give you twice as many, to make up for my absence of the past few weeks. Glad to say Iím back on deck and will be busy sourcing all sorts of fun and quilting stuff for you.
http://www.cluckclucksew.com/ a basic tutorial for the new quilter, making a nice square in a square motif.
http://redheadscraftmorefun.blogspot.com/2010/08/fabric-covered-notebooks.html a great gift idea, Iím going to make some of theseÖ.one day!!
http://quiltsbagsgardens.blogspot.com/2010/04/more-on-hexiesa-little-tutorial.html yet another hexagon tutorial
http://jessicapeck.blogspot.com/2009/07/cloth-necktie-napkin-tutorial-page.html I need one of these!!!!
http://www.thefabricdeli.com/Quilting-Tips_ep_35.html handy table for amount of squares that can be reaped from a fat quarter
http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/01/baby-playpad-featuring-modas-wonderland.html Baby Play Pad from Moda
http://www.debbiemumm.com/Projects/Quilting/2009/09/ A dog bed for your favorite pooch.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/melisaur/309921943/ what a simple elegant idea
http://lapis-lazuli-q.blogspot.com/2010/04/tip-free-ebook-how-to-bind-quilt.html download this, itís a beauty!!
Well, I must away. I do hope this newsletter finds you well and creating wonderful quilting stuff. Till next week,
Cheerio for now, and remember to have fun quilting.
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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