January 7 2010 Quilting Newsletter
I’ve had a fabulous start to my year – I left on New Year’s Day to travel to my daughters out bush and spent 5 great days with her and her husband and her gorgeous Labrador – Cadbury. He’s called that because he’s a chocolate color. I’m afraid I’m in love with him. He’s such a lovely natured dog – only has eyes for his owners and is very obedient and loyal. It’s such a pleasure to have a dog around – I’m sure everyone should have a pet of some sort. You can give all the love you’ve got to give and your pet will give it and buckets more back unconditionally.
Anyway, whilst I was with my daughter, she had be busy making up curtains for her school room, as well as a pocket chart. At home I fixed up some curtains, and created new ones. It was so much fun being able to do something for her. The distance between us means we don’t see each other often (although we’ve started skypeing and it’s terrific), so I really love being able to do things for her when I can. I also made a quilt for her best friend who is having her second baby soon. I made it up pretty quickly and it turned out very, very well.
I’m thinking I might put the quilt instructions up on Bellaonline including photographs and all the instructions. Although the Prairie Points look difficult, they’ll a cinch. So keep your eyes out for that one.
Last week I posted a little article defining some quilting jargon for those that are new to quilting. I’ve had some positive responses, so I’ll continue to add some from time to time as I come across them. Here’s the link to that article: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2271.asp
Well, onto my gifts for you this week. I get so many emails telling me that you love the gifts, so I’ll continue surfing the net and finding interesting free stuff for you during 2010.
So this week, there are three gifts:
http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/576337#Post576337 great ideas for handles for your special tote
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-closing-a-gap-when-stuffing-a-softie/2009/11/30/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+craftgossip%2FxQGh+%28Craft+Gossip%29 how to close a gap when stuffing a softie
http://www.fontspace.com/category/sewing a number of really groovy needlework fonts that are free to download.
Well, dear quilters, I’d best be away onto other things. Thanks for having me at your place. Again, Happy New Year to you all, may your hands keep busy, your mind in a happy place and your heart always open to love.
Cheerio for now
Judie Bellingham, Quilting Editor
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