Wow! Where did that week go? We had our daughter staying with us while she attended a conference, and I donít know what happens to the time. We love it when she is able to stay with us. Itís a chance to catch up and just enjoy her company, even though sheís in an out at the speed of light.
Itís also a chance for me to cook her favourite meals. We had Baked Chicken and vegies one night, homemade pizza another and of course I made an Apple Charlotte for desert. She loved it so much; I made another one for her to take home with her.
I also was invited to attend a meeting of the Mountain Quilters at Peachester yesterday. I had a great day and lots of laughs and conversation. This group of girls has a number of members that have been busy sewing for Sunshine Linus. Their efforts are greatly appreciated and I had a chance to thank them all. Pop over to my blog for some photos of the day. Hereís the link: http://whenlifehandsyouscraps.blogspot.com.au/
Last Sunday I posted an article about making homemade hand cream, especially for quilters. Hereís the link:
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art178002.asp If youíre interested in giving us your favorite recipe for handmade cream, or telling us about your favorite commercial cream, pop over to the forum. Hereís the link:
http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/782789/Homemade_Hand_Lotion_for_Quilt#Post782789 Iím looking forward to hearing from you.
So, onto my goodies for this week. A broad selection for you, enjoy the browse:
http://reannalilydesigns.com/2010/11/wonky-hex-quilt-ala-log-cabin-style/ I really like this idea behind this pattern, am going to give it a try.
http://mypatchwork.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/patchwork-christmas-tree-softie/ these pretty patchwork Christmas trees are really cute
http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2010/11/ironing-board-cover-tutorial.html an ironing board cover tutorial
http://piecenquilt.blogspot.com/2010/07/modern-baby-quilt-tutorial.html a modern baby quilt tutorial
http://www.marthastewart.com/864540/stephanies-sewn-felt-slippers?czone=holiday/santas-workshop/santas-handmade-gifts gorgeous felt slippers to make
http://smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com/2011/11/waterproof-fabric-shower-cap-tutorial.html waterproof shower cap
http://byyourhands.blogspot.com/2010/11/tuesday-tutorial-dog-coat.html little doggie coat
http://www.noodle-head.com/2011/10/fabric-tray-tutorial.html fabric trays - cute gifts
http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/interactive-rainbow-airport-walkway a different welcome for Miami International airport
http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/cutting-corners/2012/04/06/woodland-cottage-pincushion/ a pretty woodland cottage pincushion
Thatís all from me this week. I do hope this newsletter finds you all well and getting through your busy lives reasonable unscathed!! Iíll be back again next week. If youíd like to catch up with me, hereís my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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