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September 9 2009 Quilting Newsletter

Hi everyone, hope this newsletter finds you all feeling well and on top of things. This week has been a screamer and to be honest, Iíll be glad when itís over. Iíve been flat out everyday and Iím longing to put my feet up and do a bit of sewing. Iím on a roll with the ďliberatingĒ of my stuff and Iíve been so busy, Iím actually getting on first name terms with the local op shop staff!

Iíve finished Annieís Room and am starting on the main bathroom. The bathroom you ask? Yes, I have kept every single shampoo, soap, shoe cleaner, shower hat, sewing kit etc from every motel, hotel stay weíve ever taken in our 33 years of marriage. I confess this to you, because I know thereís some of you, like me out there!! I contacted the local homeless shelter and theyíd love these soaps etc for their clients. They provide showers and these little items are ideal for individual use. So itís ďround Ďem up and move Ďem outĒ for most of the contents of my bathroom cupboards. Itís such a wonderful feeling to be seeing bare spaces around the house, I must be careful not to get obsessive/compulsive about it. I do have a OC gene Iím sure, canít do anything without DOING IT ALL!!

So enough of my character flaws, I hope you enjoyed the two articles I posted last week. The reason I posted two is because I posted one on Saturday, forgot that Iíd done that and then posted another on Sunday. Ho Hum, am I loosing it I wonder? Anyway if you missed them hereís the link to both articles. The first is another charity quilt pattern for you, using 6 embroidered blocks, and 6 complimentary blocks. This is an easy quilt to make. Please send me photos when you complete one. Hereís the Link: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art5738.asp

The other link is for a large amount of free bear patterns Iíve sourced all over the web. I had a reader Anna Marie (hi Anna), ask for these and I was only too happy to oblige. Hereís the link:

The forum is available for you to have your say or comment. Donít be shy, itís very simple and totally secure. Just a lovely group of quilters who have a chat on line. Hereís the link:
So to my gifts for you this week. Because Iíve been busy liberating my unwanted goods, Iíve been surfing the recycling and ďgreenĒ craft sites and Iíve come up with these two ideas. Theyíre all about recycling paper, and old sports shoes. Hope you enjoy them.
http://papernclay.blogspot.com/2009/06/garden-shoes.html The Shoes, sooooo wonderful
http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/crazy_postcard_notebook Take a note please!!

Well, thatís all from me this week. I am off to dinner with friends tonight; itís always so lovely to meet up with loved ones and share a good meal and lots of laughter. Take care everyone, take the time to enjoy your loved ones, and Iíll pop in to say hello next week.

Cheerio for now, and have fun quilting!!

Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor

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